Skyward Sword Coming to Stores Nov. 20th

The European E3, better known as Gamescom, is underway right now, and as usual, Nintendo is nowhere to be found. That, however, isn’t stopping them from announcing anything new. Continuing Zelda’s grand old tradition of giving gamers something to do to work off their turkey comas, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be coming out on November 20th.

Skyward Sword acts as the prequel to the beloved The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and tells the story of the creation of the Master Sword. Taking cues from Skies of Arcadia, the world of Skyward Swords is separated between the world above the skies and below it.

Few games have made use of the Wii Motion Plus, and Nintendo’s last game to do so was last year’s Fling Smash. Skyward Sword will be leveraging the one-to-one motion made possible by the Wii Motion Plus to translate your Wii Remote slashes to Link’s sword slashes. Whereas Zelda’s previous iteration, Twilight Princess, only requires shaking the Wii Remote to attack with the sword, Skyward Sword has Link making different kinds of attacks depending on how you swing the Wii Remote.

Unlike Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword will be the first Zelda game to have been made specifically for the Wii platform. Let’s see how well they pull it off.

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