The most epic game Nintendo has ever produced is set to soar into stores. On Nov. 20, Nintendo introduces The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword exclusively for the Wii home console. It’s a sweeping adventure that all players, regardless of the type of video games they play, will want to pick up. Critics are already lining up with their accolades: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has earned perfect-10 reviews from leading outlets Game Informer and IGN.

“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a once-in-a-console-generation game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This new adventure offers intense sword combat, engaging puzzles and a beautiful, stylized look. Once again, The Legend of Zelda franchise finds ways to surprise and challenge players.”

The world of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is expansive. The game takes players flying in the air, searching through dungeons and exploring on land. Players help heroic Link explore volcanoes, forests, deserts and the sky itself. The epic quest lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and marks a turning point for the franchise.

The game uses the motion controls of the Wii Remote Plus controller (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus accessory) to immerse players in the action. Every motion, whether swinging the sword to fight enemies, tossing bombs or shooting arrows, feels natural and intuitive. Players must solve each battle by analyzing enemies’ attacks and defenses and coming up with effective countermeasures.

The game will be available at a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S. A limited-edition version will be offered at a suggested retail price of $69.99 in the U.S., which includes a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller.

As an additional treat for fans, every game in the initial production runs will include The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD at no extra charge. This special recording features 45 minutes of iconic music spanning the 25-year history of the Zelda franchise and offers fans that weren’t able to attend the sold-out Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concerts in Los Angeles, Tokyo and London an opportunity to hear some of the arrangements created for those shows.

On Saturday November 19, Nintendo World will be celebrating the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Swords some of the activities will be:

Test your swordsplay skill and experience game demonstration

Test your wits by completing The Legend of Zelda trivia

Bring a camera to take a picture with the Master sword

Receive a gift (while supplies last) with the purchase of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Nintendo is going all out for this event, the celebration starts at 9am, if you don’t live in the New York area I will be there tweeting live from the event and will also be taking pictures. I’m a huge Zelda fan and have been waiting for this day just like the rest of you; I hope to see you guys there.

Nintendo World
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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