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Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Release Date in 2011

We have some great news for Nintendo Wii owners now, as Nintendo just announced more details for the highly anticipated new Zelda game for the Wii.

As taken from Nintendo’s E3 keynote in Los Angeles, the new title for the game is Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As you would expect, the game is a complete step up from the last Wii Zelda game, and this one will feature tight user control with the Wii Mote combined with MotionPlus.

Here is the important bit. Nintendo announced that the game will release sometime in 2011. This could be a disappointment to those who were expecting it to land at the end of the year.

We were impressed with what we saw though, and I’m sure you will be too. We don’t mind waiting for this. We’ll bring you full details on the game and a trailer soon. Let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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djr7
djr7

loved how TP had a dark ominous feel to it and brilliant world.
OoT = greatest game of all time
who can forget MM that was a great one too
WW was fresh good and fun

skyward sword seems to pull too much graphics from WW, then again i thought it did for TP at first, so well have to wait and see. looking forward to it and will get it regardless cuz zelda games are always great

Patrik Nilsson
Patrik Nilsson

I actually like the graphics! I loved the TP graphics, and I honestly think that it isn't anything wrong with WW graphics, and they combined those to game graphics together! Maybe it could be a liiitle bit more like TP, but I'm pleased with the graphics atm. And I dont really care if Nintendo goes HD with their next console, Nintendo can out-class Sony and Microsoft without it 🙂

Patrik
Patrik

James Joseph, are you serious? Nintendo would never give up one of their best franchise, The Legend of Zelda to Sony or Microsoft, it's never going to happen.

triforce hyrulian
triforce hyrulian

lttp oot will rle bt this looks epic game of the year maybe

brynjtynj
brynjtynj

this will be so coool cant wait

Jesse
Jesse

I think Nintendo needs to make graphics like the ps3 and xbox 360. After all Nintendo has been around a lot longer then play station and xbox. Shouldnt the graphics be just as good?

Jesse
Jesse

I did not like the graphics. I hope they change it more like the graphics in Twilight Princess. Though Im still excited for this game no matter what the graphics.

ninny
ninny

sup ppl now tell me again cuz again i ask………who knos mm ik of 5 ppl who kno it if u kno mm please tell me iim stuck at 1 part cuz i havent played the game in years!!

Matt
Matt

woah!ur 36 yearsold and still playin videogames! they're fun but its sort of wierd if u've been playin that long…no offence but u need to get a life…u know,a job,house,wife,kids…btw i've played THE legend of zelda(first 1),mm,oot,ww,phg,st, and tp but im so bad i've only beaten phg.

Matthew Fuguet
Matthew Fuguet

TP was the 2nd best game yet, OOT rocked. i think that the tp link and toon graphics do NOT go together at all…i wish they cont. with tp graphics. i hope they put ganondorf in this one cause the final boss battle for tp was EPIC. i also think they should make it alot of skill and chalenges

Z-fan-1974
Z-fan-1974

It all depends on when you started.I am 36 years old. My First Zelda was, well the FIRST Zelda, I was 15. My memory of it is epic, Link' Quest blew me away, But… A Link to the Past is my all time fav. Loved them all but the weird one where you play Zelda herself on some odd non Nintendo platform that held encyclopedias and crud. Worst ever though was Majora's Mask. TTP in my opinion was of lesser quality than the Wind Waker. Anyway, our first experiences always color our opinions, I can generally place someone's age within… Read more »

ninny
ninny

tk u may not reply but if u have heard of majoras mask and oot tell me what game is better i presonly think majoras mask is sooo much better but i am sad that they dont have my fav. character 🙁 i was so sad that link didnt find navi..that was a blow off!!

Zeldafan
Zeldafan

you know it wasnt really the graphics that upset me as much as every other Zelda game Link fought using his left hand and this one featured him using his right hand although the trailer i saw he used his left hand to shoot the bow…but i still miss the fact the he used his left hand for his sword thats what made him so unique i think.

shane
shane

they need to stop going with such a cartoon look and start upgrading the graphics, could u imagine a Zelda game with cod2 graphics it would be epic! not to mention it would give the people that started playing the series from 5 years of age such as my self some thing look forward to. better graphics and ocarina of time story would be awesome. they need to keep it fantasy but that doesn't mean send people to shroomvill!

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I think people are going to hard against WW the game instead of the graphics. It had great gameplay. I personally think the graphics are good in WW but I get why people don't like them. But stop attacking WW!

meli
meli

UGH! can't wait!
I've finished OoT, Majoras mask,WW, TP, ST, Links awakening, aaand a Link to the past but Skyward Swords has yet to come out!!!
fuuuuuck!!!

I'd like it more if it looked more towards TP and OoT but it better be wayy more difficult than TP bc that game was way to easy! and it was to similar to OoT

Link to the Past ftw!
THE END.

Navy
Navy

OOT was sure the best zelda, WW was a bit of a dissapointment in terms of graphics but then again out sailing with your boat and discover things was something new and realy cool i realy enjoyd WW despite the graphics then we got TP kinda the title where people where waiting for and the most look alike zelda of OOT and now we got something between TP and WW Link looks almost like the same link from TP but his world if realy cartoonish. But o well Nintendo never let me down with a Zelda game give me an… Read more »

Earthrend
Earthrend

OoT , the first zelda game I played and to this date my personal favorite, is the game they should make this game similer to. The comment about the puzzles is true, you used to be able to argue that a lot of games helped develope puzzle solving skills, but unless games are purely puzzle you dont find much of that anymore…

NIYUZ
NIYUZ

I WISH ITS LIKE ZTP IT RULES!!!!!!!! I BEAT IT IN A WEEK

bobby
bobby

i like halo 3 and godzilla and mario

SpYd3R
SpYd3R

Just to be honest I liked all of the Zelda games beginning from the first on NES, Top 5 would have to be Link to the Past, Twighlight princess, Minish Cap, Majoras Mask, and Ocarina of time. I've been playing Zelda since it was first brought out and it just gets better with every release. I just wish Link to the past would get a 3D Remodel. Can't wait for skyward sword.

bobby
bobby

oot is a good game i like ww better than oot and tp

bobby
bobby

i like oot and ww but not ph or st

Pambi13
Pambi13

Each Zelda game in the line has been an improvement from the previous, with one exception: the second game, The Adventure of Link. OMG that game sucked. Didn't keep me from playing it, though, and playing it through to the end. Ocarina was a masterpiece and really brought us into the world of Hyrule. I love that game, as I love Twilight Princess. Both just phenomenal games. I love going back and playing them all (with the one exception mentioned above). Currently playing Wind Waker again… Zelda is my reason for gaming. 🙂 Can't wait for the next installment.

BettyB
BettyB

I was hoping it would be released before Christmas so I could get it for my sons.

game freak
game freak

SS is going to be so cool to play!!!even though TP and Oot seem better.

tee hee
tee hee

oh watever i just finished tp like 5mins ago i thought it was best game ever

OmegaS3
OmegaS3

All i think is that its gonna be a good game!!! Although the graphics are to TP graphics they still look good! All i really want to know is does link move to every sword movement of the wii remote or is it like twilight princess when u barely move it and he does a 10 hit combo!! Send me a email at this email address if anybody gets any more news on the new zelda game!!

King_Wii@ymail.com

lalaland
lalaland

the wind waker was the bestttttttt

Read this post !!
Read this post !!

I saw the trailer, and im buying the game for sure, only thing is, 2011? realy? you do realize that getting the game out around december the first 2010 will bring way more money since everyone is gonna ask it for christmas and anyone can wait 25 days for a game. but 2011, no everyone is gonna have new gamesand they might just not buy it because of that. I mean if you buy medl of honnor, black ops, assassin creed and a bunch opf other games, why would you NEED zelda even if its a awesome game?

ganon
ganon

ocarina of time is the best game of all the games of zelda

chaos
chaos

link to the past!!! ftw!

someguy
someguy

the graphics are like this coz they didn't mean for zelda to get like tp and mm, they wanted a g or pg game, but i like these graphics and i like the darkness of tp and mm

zelda:D
zelda:D

TP is my favorite game of all time. i thought the temples were the best of zelda ever. think back. what temple beats a city in the sky? seirously? OOT bosses owned TP bosses in every way though. I hope they bring back the challenging bosses we found in LttP and OOT like bong bongo. WW was awesome too but they just need to stick with TP graphics in my opinion.

Mimi
Mimi

Why does everyone complain about the graphics? It's ZELDA, for pete's sake- there's no way it can't be awesome!!!
I have a feeling Skyward Sword is going to be legendary 🙂 And the orchestrated music coming up…. YEEE HAW!!

I could explode from the excitement- and this is before even seeing the game cover!!

Zelda Fanatic
Zelda Fanatic

This one looks awesome but i think they should have cartoon link its soooooooo much better, and i have to dissaggrey WW (wind waker) was the best game by far

Anonymous
Anonymous

wow. graphics were one thing that in the end nintendo is not famouos for unless ya count the 64. so far i've only seen from nintendo are more cartoonish look. tp yes looked more real but still had that nintendo look. mario and things like that. they still look about the same other then bettler graphics of sorts. if you want great graphics go to the other systems. but i've always liked nintendo because they don't rush things very much. like this one. oh we've had a few problems we're postponing the date just a little well ya know it… Read more »

Blah
Blah

I personally don't care what system these games are on as long as I get to play them. I will say that in general nintendo has a better track record than microsoft and sony. Cant wait for this to hit the shelves.

ralphie
ralphie

ya i have the masters quest oot and i just love it and tp i mean i cant wait for the new one to come out

True Zelda Fan
True Zelda Fan

I've Been Playing Zelda games since the the ORIGINAL on NES ( wow that shows my age ) and I have to agree with James WW played alot smoother than TP, the only hasle I had with it was the way " Link " and some of the monsters looked. So if they are going to use cell-shading from WW with Links appearance from TP then It's all good

James
James

i kinda like that idea…the wii just cant handle the twilight princess style w/o a few major issues, textures for example. where as wind waker which didnt have as cool realistic-ish looking graphics, it was able to look smoother and what not because of the cel shaded stuff…now mix them so you get the look of tp but the quality of ww…make sense?

Chuy
Chuy

the new zelda game should have new puzzles because that what make them fun
if there were from the past it be to easy ocarina of time is still the best zelda game
they should have some stuff from ocarina of time like the boots and the eye of truth

chompa12
chompa12

this game seems like link in wonderland

chompa12
chompa12

i wish the graphics were more darker and misterious like twilight princess
i tottaly loved the TP game bu OOT is the father of the zelda games

josjdaOLsfdasda
josjdaOLsfdasda

the game suks my balls

Zelda
Zelda

People are saying this is going to be bad because of the grafics and that wind waker sucked. Not true. So far every zelda game has been great! (Minus Phantom Hourglass, it was decent)
The grafics don't matter and they are an art form for zelda games. As long as the game is FUN and it is a zelda game.

natexnasty
natexnasty

im crossing my fingers for sheik to be in this game > . <

Gary
Gary

I dont like the graphics but thats what i thought about wind waker my favorite zelda

tiffay chapman
tiffay chapman

it is kinda a dissapointment that it wont come out til 2011 but they should at least pick a early month like march or january! because weve been waiting since 2008 for the new game. and we dont wana wait any longer!!!!!!!! amen??!

greatdeku
greatdeku

I am big fan of zelda games and i agree they have to make the game more adult like, like OoT instead those childsgames like PH and ST. and make the game a bit harder by giving it more puzzles. and make it as scary as OoT was for me when i started playing it as a 7 year old kid. i remember playing in the shadow world really late at night i was scared half to death after that

Ken Cronk
Ken Cronk

When is Skyward Sword releasing in 2011.

Twilightwolf
Twilightwolf

oot is cool, but i fail at it.XD Twilight Princess was awesome but i think that where you first become a wolf was a harder than the last temple. Beating Ganon was fun, but kinda creepy.

The graphics in Skyward Sword do look interesting, i read about it in Nintendo magazine. It would be cool if they had the wolf thing, except maybe other animals.

Ladybits
Ladybits

Gameplay far outweighs graphics, sure they have some importance but considering everyone is talking about how amazing Oot was… those graphics are much more poor than any of the recent games but simply because of the amazing gameplay that game still sits atop all the other zelda games in most people's minds.

carter
carter

i think its cool no matter what the graphics are like its suppose to be a mix of OOT and TP i heard from nintendo

Ganon
Ganon

Anybody saying anything about the story line in skyward sword is just saying a theory. There haven’t been any confirmations of any theories. I don’t believe they should make yet another prequel. They have been making prequels for as long as a link to the past was made. I don’t believe they would show all the other links in the trailer if it was a prequel, think about it why would they show it if it was a prequel. That’s just showing things that would be I’m the future. I think they should continue OoT but before wind waker( before… Read more »

batman
batman

twilight princess was alright, definatly could have been better, the whole wolf thing was kinda weird and differant ..and after the gay twilight movies series, i think there needs to be less twilight related stuff, but ocarina of time was actualy perfect for its time, you compare super nintendo games to 64 games, like super mario world was pretty sweet, id say probably just as good as mario 64, and donkey kong country i would say is even better than donkey kong 64, but ocarina of time dominated a link to the past, it was such a huge step up,… Read more »

Imtheboss
Imtheboss

I just wish they would redo OOT but with TP graphics and a little extra stuff

andrew
andrew

all zeldas rock but oot and tp r the best in the world

Sophie
Sophie

Y'know what'd be fun??? Playing video games on that new 3 D T.V 🙂 But i't'd hurt your eyes afer 2 houes though probably. Just sayingg 😉

Kyra
Kyra

I loved the TP graphics. So a game more like OOT but with TP graphics is what I'm looking for.

Josh Hurlock

legend of zelda skyward sword is not releasing in jun. 15 2011 it's going to release before 3/31/2011

zant
zant

I think that oot and twilight princess ar the best the motion controls are not as good as a simple gamecube controler and the grafics ar weird I like the tp tip grafics whith monsters that arn’t silly looking

eli12
eli12

i am kinda disapointed about the graphics in skyward i just got done beating tp for the wii and it was awesome but skyword sword i dont know when it comes out of course i will buy it cause i am a huge zelda fan thats all i have to say

smokenator11
smokenator11

i understand that oot was a good game but if the game was like oot it would not be a classic game it would be kinda boring.

G4nn0n
G4nn0n

The trailer makes my penis hard

Charles W. Skinner
Charles W. Skinner

Thisoneguy (above) – you do realize that Nintendo is actually making money hand-over-fist on the Wii and DS, as opposed to Sony and Microsoft, which are only JUST breaking even on their hardware sales. Nintendo is an 80+ year old company. They're not going out of business anytime soon, and it's quite likely that Microsoft would go under first. Except for the fact that Microsoft is sitting on $40 Billion in cash, they would ALREADY be in financial trouble for the fact that their operating systems are starting to fall by the wayside, and most of their products are either… Read more »

meow
meow

graphics arent everything 8P good graphics doesnt automatically make the storyline and gameplay good

Link
Link

Yo people who made The Legend of Zelda Skyward sword you people should of made it earlier because i've been wanting for it a verry long time so you should of made it in 2007 or work as fast as you can then I would be happy untill I beat the game then make another Zelda game because I am never happy that much if you can get it on the nintendo channel you can make it in 2010 some where around October to december 25.

Tetra
Tetra

GOSH 2011????
aw man can't they do something cool like, thins year?

thisoneguy
thisoneguy

needs tp graphics, i never liked the look of toon link. and yeah wii already has like 0 good games besides ssbb, mario, metroid and zelda. those are the ONLY reasons to get a wii. if u made zelda for another consol nintendo would go out of business faster

masterchiffe646
masterchiffe646

ya fur real. zelda is nintendo only. kinda like theyll never make halo for the ps3. it just sends shivvers up my neck!!! thinking about it

Joseph
Joseph

yeah you guys are retards they have to get people to buy a wii somehow thats like saying that every game should be a 3rd party game,

zelda makese men cry
zelda makese men cry

are u crazy, TP is not the worst game, WW is way worst, and that would be stupid if they made it for 360, thats one of nintendos 1st party games, nintendo has to get people to buy a wii some how, your pretty much saying that they should make every game a third party game

masterchiffe646
masterchiffe646

thats a horrible idea. the legend of zelda is a nintendo legacy!! thats like putting mastercheif from halo on the PS3. you just dont do it! zelda is nintendo pride!

Linkallday
Linkallday

Its not fair how a lot of the great games are only for the wii or just limited to just one console(luckily i have a wii!)

Niki
Niki

I thought the TP was the worst zelda game to date. I personally love OOT, Link to past. I hope this game has more puzzles. They seem to be getting away from that. Nonetheless, I am so excited to try this!

James Joseph
James Joseph

They REALLY need to make The legend of Zelda Skyward Sword for the Xbox360 because there are people out there that love all the Zelda games, but don't like the Wii controls. So they really need to make it not only for the Wii, but for the Xbox360 & more.

masterchiffe646
masterchiffe646

WW was okay in my eyes. it was very big! and there was a l got to explore. but PHG and Spirit tracks gave it the title of a "kids game" TP i thought was a little more adult like. hopefully they can bring back theyre Rep. we can all agree we want it more like OOT, and TP. we all want to get rid of this little "toon link" we find in WW, PHG and ST. lets hope for the best! 🙂

zelda makese men cry
zelda makese men cry

its time that zelda gets more relistic graphics kind of like TP but better, but i can see why you keep it this way because it is a kids game, but many of us grew up with this, actually i beat my first zelda game(OoT) at 15 and i can honestly say when i play it today sometimes it makes me cry because it brings back so many fond memories, and its just awsome(best game ever)

Joseph
Joseph

WW is an awful game, know where near OoT

XxDei-ChanxX
XxDei-ChanxX

i agree. his leggings are a tad TOO big on him.. but yes i was SOOO excited about the new Zelda game arriving, then i was also worried about if it was going to be like Spirit Tracks and Wind Waker.. and thats basically what it is except he's not all chibi link lol. The enemy deisign is pretty cool i have to say, but it would be even more B.A. if it was like Twilight Princess. i'm just happy to know its almost here.! 🙂

masterchiffe646
masterchiffe646

OOT was indeed the best zelda game fur sure. but the TP link was just a strait up badass. the beginning of the trailer showed, the wolf, majoras mask, king boat from WW. i think this is gonna top everything off. the graphics do need alittle work, links leggings look way to big! like blimp pants. remember, like i said before… link is a badass! make him look like it!

Suckhole
Suckhole

Who cares about the cel-shaded graphics?! still looks like a mofo'n awesome game!

jello
jello

i hope that this kind of plays off of TP. i really really reeeeaaaaally like wolf link and midna!!!!

PhaYn
PhaYn

new items would be great 😀

jio
jio

been obsessed for a week, beat WW, Oot, and majoras mask

link
link

i think it looks aesome

mario
mario

twilight princess was best zelda game

Michael
Michael

I'm really hoping that those weren't the finalized graphics. And hopefully by the time the next Zelda game (after Skyward Sword) comes out, Nintendo will have made a console that supports HD.

Goth
Goth

I cant wait for the next zelda game im a massive fan (and my gf is sittin beside me lecturing me about it lol) but no game can beat OOT its a game i can play over and over again.. LONG LIV ZELDA!! (it just had to be done)

awesome
awesome

well, I like the graphics! they are very pretty, and have u noticed that when its the same graphics its a continuation of the same link? like Ooc, Mm has the same graphics! and the same goes for WW, PH and spirit tracks had the same graphics also, so for it to have the same graphics as TP it would HAVE to be a continuation of THAT link! SO quit COMPLAINING! graphics don't matter that much (they do a little) any ways

Kenna
Kenna

Remember guys it was just a prototype video

lennic
lennic

OoT is Ocarina of Time … for people who dont know >.>

john
john

This game has tp graphics and cartoon graphics

SolitaryHowl
SolitaryHowl

I wasn’t very impressed with what I saw. The cell-shaded graphics made me cringe.

OoT is still the best Zelda game to date.

Olivia
Olivia

It is strange, Link looks like the Twilight Princess one but the surroundings look like the cartoon windmaker? I like the more adult scenery and scary looking monsters in twilight princess though… And why can't the game come out now I finished Mario galaxy 2 in less than a week :[

zelda
zelda

i dont care its still cool

miniman
miniman

i wish it was more like oot

Zulai
Zulai

hmm this Zelda has anything cool like the old one had the wolf…?This one?

carter
carter

i think they sould put in the same graphics as twilight princess and make it alot like oot

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