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Find Zelda with the Skyward Sword

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released next month; one of the last “big” games for the Wii before its succeeded by its ambitious successor, the Wii U. There’s not much to say, really; it looks fantastic and will likely serve as the Wii’s swansong – for old-school Nintendo fans anyway. It’s apparently just as good as it looks: the usually point-frugal folks at Edge Magazine have awarded it a rather rare perfect 10 score – making it one of just fourteen to receive the accolade.

“How apt that this ultimate tale of hero-making should see Nintendo’s hardware become the console it was always meant to be,” says the magazine. Unlike a certain other game, this one’s probably justified in its hyperbole, calling Skyward Sword “The most hotly anticipated Wii game ever.” As a fan of the franchise I can’t wait; the use of MotionPlus means the game’s combat and exploration won’t be nearly as reliant on aimless waggle as the last Wii game in the series, The Twilight Princess, which was actually a Gamecube port.

As the first – and quite probably last – Legend of Zelda game designed around the Wii’s abilities, I expect great things. Does it have to be released the week after Skyrim though?

Last Updated: October 24, 2011

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