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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword once again places the player in control of Link, a Hylian boy who this time around lives in the floating nation of Skyloft. Link is in love with a local girl called Zelda but one day while flying on their bird mounts, a tornado shows up out of nothing and takes Zelda away from Link. After that Link teams up with Fi, a spirit living within a sword and he descends to the long-forgotten surface to search for Zelda.

The game is structured very similar to previous Zelda games: you travel through an overworld in search of temples to visit and once in you solve a series of puzzles before fighting a boss at the end and receive the next bit of plot. The biggest change is that the overworld is more focused on puzzles this time around with only a handful of action. Also new is the implementation of the Wii Motion Plus which allows full 1:1 controls and new puzzle possibilities.


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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Screenshot
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Screenshot
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "ゼルダの伝説 スカイウォードソード" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward Sword" -- Japanese title
  • "TLoZ: Skyward Sword" -- Common abbreviation
  • "젤다의 전설: 스카이워드 소드" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The greatest Zelda game ever made. Wii krisko6 (745)
Proves motion control is not just for casual games. Wii Rensch (216)
25 years of awesome games and still coming out with my game of 2011 Wii Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Retroage Wii Dec 16, 2011 10 out of 10 100
NintendoWorldReport Wii Nov 20, 2011 10 out of 10 100 (UK) Wii Nov 11, 2011 10 out of 10 100
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Nov 11, 2011 98 out of 100 98
Power Unlimited Wii Nov 26, 2011 95 out of 100 95
GamerGen Wii Nov 30, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Gaming Age Wii Nov 25, 2011 A- 91
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Wii Nov 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Wii Jan 02, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamekult Wii Nov 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80


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Music CD

Every copy in the initial production of the game comprised a special music CD with orchestral arrangements of select songs. These were also performed during the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert, a series of concertos which took place in Tokyo, Los Angeles and London in October 2011 as a preview of the wider 2012 world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

Related Web Sites

  • Zelda Skyward Sword (LegendZelda.Net section dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.)
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