“Wii U goes on sale on 11/18! You’ll have two options to choose from. The Basic Set includes the console and GamePad in white, AC adapters, HDMI cable and a sensor bar ($299.99 MSRP). The Deluxe Set includes everything in the Basic Set with black hardware, plus Nintendo Land, the Wii U console stand, a GamePad cradle, and additional storage memory ($349.99 MSRP).”
- King K Rool (Donkey Kong)
- Zoroark (Pokemon)
- Ghirahim (Zelda)
- Little Mac (Punch Out)
- Saki Amamiya (Sin and Punishment)
- King Hippo (Punch Out)
- Ridley (Metroid)
- Prince Sable (Frogs the Bell Tolls)
- Palutena (Kid Icarus)
- Professor Layton (Professor Layton)
- Megaman (Megaman)
- Crystal (Star Fox)
- Slime (Dragon Quest)
- Shulk (Xenoblade)
- Sonic (Sonic)
Then now is the best time to buy one! Looks like Target and others are going to start to sell a RIDICULOUS bundle this holiday season. It will come with a Black Wii, Wii Motion plus, Skyward Sword and New Super Mario Bros.
Sounds expensive huh? Nah, it’s only $149.99
Wow, if you don’t have a Wii and want two awesome games on the cheap, now is the time to buy.
Source via Zelda Dungeon
So far they all look awesome ! :D
Where is my Game Informer? I can’t wait to get the October issue in the mail!
The next issue of Game Informer features a The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword cover along a “14-page run-down of every major Zelda release up to this point”, and a “10-page exclusive hands-on with Skyward Sword”.
Brb. Gonna go customize my Wii with sharpie so I feel better about myself.
It says: Nayru, Wisdom, Din, Power, Farore, Courage; in Hylian (roughly)
It also shows the symbols found on the 3 pearls from The Wind Waker…
Hmm…. Let the speculation begin.
Skyward Sword-themed Nintendo points cards in Japan
This could actually be potential cover art for the game in some countries too. Look at the OOT3D version of these cards
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 - Nintendo’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ series continues in full force with the announcement that The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword will launch in North America on Nov. 20. The epic adventure, created from the ground up for the Wii™ console, sends this storied series to new heights and marks a turning point for the franchise.
The game uses the precision motion controls of the Wii Remote™ Plus (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) and Nunchuk™ controllers to map on-screen action to the player’s movements. When a player swings the Wii Remote Plus controller, Link™ appears to swing his sword in exactly the same way.
Different enemies have different battle tactics, so players must analyze their approach and develop counterattacks that play on the enemies’ weaknesses. The game’s wide array of items also use full motion controls, letting players roll bombs, shoot arrows and guide flying objects like never before.
The game includes a massive, multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons to a diverse overworld to cloud cities in the sky, requiring a combination of puzzle-solving and swordplay to unlock all of its secrets. Link soars through the air on the wings of a majestic bird while exploring the game’s sky area, providing players with unprecedented freedom of movement as they progress on their adventure. The quest lays the foundation for the events in The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™, which is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games of all time.
“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’ve just scratched the surface of this massive experience, and we look forward to sharing additional details with fans as we approach the Nov. 20 launch.”
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available for pre-order at major retailers throughout North America. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details. For more information about the game, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword/.
Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii.
I Want This =O
Eiji Aonuma: “But in general, the timeline for new hardware is actually shorter than the timeline for a new Zelda game. And because of that, when they don’t line up correctly - and that’s often the case - it’s extremely hard to coordinate getting that title out as a day one title. But when possible, of course it’s something that we understand is great and we like to do it. And, naturally, I realize that it is in some ways a problem that Zelda games take as long as they do. I would like to get them out faster. That’s something that I consider a personal challenge and it’s something that I look into.”
That’s upsetting. It sounds like they don’t think a new Zelda will release with the launch of the Wii U. I guess we’ll have to whore out Skyward Sword for all its worth. Maybe in the meantime a new Zelda will release on the 3DS! Who knows.
Any thoughts on this? Leave me something in the comments or in my ask.
Credit to Industry Gamers/Zelda Informer for the quote