Odds are that most of the Wii owners currently reading this have collected a rather large amount of dust on their consoles, and are simply waiting for a new game that warrants cleaning the Nintendo system off. After months of waiting Nintendo has revealed the release date for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and it seems like Christmas is coming a little bit earlier this year.

The previous release window for Skyward Sword was sometime during this year’s fourth quarter, and many speculated that the game would hit sometime in December. Fortunately, Nintendo has officially announced that gamers will finally be able to get their hands on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword this November 20th.

Skyward Sword will be the first Legend of Zelda game to make use of the Wii’s MotionPlus controller, allowing fans of the franchise to become even more immersed in the experience – by giving them 1:1 control of all Link’s gadgets. Players will be able to perfectly control Link’s sword with pinpoint accuracy, guide a flying beetle object, and roll bombs like bowling balls at enemies.

If the new motion controls aren’t enough, then fans of the Ocarina of Time will be delighted to know that Skyward Sword is actually a prequel to that title. The happenings in the upcoming Zelda will actually set up the events that happen in OoT, so diehards aren’t going to want to miss this installment. We aren’t sure how the two stories will tie together yet, but the wait to find out won’t last that much longer.

The various amounts of hands-on time with Skyward Sword have been satisfying, and we’re confident that fans of the franchise will enjoy it as well.

Zelda Skyward Sword RPG Elements

This November seems to be getting pretty crowded for gamers; with the likes of Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, and even Nintendo’s own Super Mario 3D Land all scheduled to come out that month. Zelda is a standout game though, and it should fare well against the competition — although I’m sure Skyward Sword‘s alleged RPG elements can’t hold a candle to Skyrim‘s.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will launch on November 20th exclusively on Wii.

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