Link Returns to Wii with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

At E3, Nintendo announced the return of The Legend of Zelda for the Wii with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto demonstrated the game, showing a control scheme using the Wiimote and Nunchuk as Link's sword and shield.

The game takes advantage of Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus Wii Remote add-on. Players use the A and B buttons on the Wii Remote, and the C and Z buttons on the Nunchuk. Realistic motion control action take care of the rest. So, for example, target enemies with Z, and swing at any angle to slice and dice.

When players hold Link's sword up to the sky, players can charge it up with solar energy and then throw sun beams at enemies — hence, the game title of Skyward Sword.


In the game's HUD, the Wii Remote appears, telling players how to use items, check the map and swing the sword. To use the slingshot, players aim the Wii Remote and tap the A button to shoot.


The game appears more realistic and in that way in the same vein as previously Wii Zelda title Twilight Princess; however, the game is lighter and more vibrant.

To use the in-game bombs, tap the B button and raise the Wii Remote to throw.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is slated for a 2011 release.

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