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100 Link Lookalikes to Get Free Copies of Skyward Sword

Posted by James Newton

UK launch event revealed

We're just two days away from the European release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Nintendo UK has a plan to give away 100 copies of the game to the most committed fans at the official launch event.

From 9am this Friday at GAME Oxford Street, the first 100 customers dressed as Link will each receive a free copy of the legendary hero's next adventure. It's a touch better than last year's Donkey Kong Country Returns launch event, at least.

If you're still not sure whether this game is for you, our review later today might just sway you.

STEP INTO LINK’S SHOES TO WIN THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD!
· Head to GAME on Oxford Street dressed as Link on 18th November to get your copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

· Trial the game in GAME or gamestation stores in London, Glasgow and Hull

16th November 2011 – Calling all medieval japery fans! Friday 18th November sees the return of Link as he battles a new world of challenges to save his Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. To celebrate the latest instalment of one of the most revered gaming franchises of all time, Nintendo is teaming up with leading games retailer GAME to give away the first copies of the game to fans who arrive dressed as Link.

The first 100 Legend of Zelda fans to present their costume-clad selves at GAME on Oxford Street from 9 am on November 18th can take home the game for free. The Legend of Zelda lovers can also trial the game in a purpose-built medieval forest glen at GAME, Oxford Street London, and GameStation stores in Prospect Centre, Hull, or Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.*

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 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, and allows players to guide Link on his journey through a multi-layered world that seamlessly blends intense ground-based adventuring with breathtaking exploration above the clouds. Glide through the skies on the back of a majestic bird and dive through the clouds to the continent below exclusively using Wii MotionPlus™ technology for the first time in a Zelda game. This new and epic quest is set against a backdrop of a distinctly unique graphical art style and boasts a soundtrack which features beautifully orchestrated music within the game.

The launch of this game heralds the most realistic sword combat of any game to date on Wii. Thanks to the introduction of full motion controls enabled by Wii MotionPlus, players can look forward to a completely immersive and natural gameplay experience. Wield your Wii Remote™ Plus, or Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus accessory and watch it faithfully replicate the angle of every sword slice. Different enemies have different battle tactics, so players must analyze their approach and develop counterattacks that play on their weaknesses. The game’s wide array of items also utilise full motion control, letting players roll bombs, shoot arrows and guide flying objects like never before.

The GAME offer opens at 9 am on Friday 18th November. So get ready to rummage through the dressing up box and let the legend unfold!

*Trial The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword from 18th November at GAME, London, and from 19th November at GameStation Glasgow or Hull

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User Comments (11)

x10power

#1

x10power said:

Wish I was in Europe now, I could make a Link costume right now if I had to. So it would be made of paper that I color with a green marker, with a flat cardboard sword and shield.

timp29

#2

timp29 said:

Hahah I would seriously do this too. Although my costume making skills are pretty woeful.

eviLaTtenDant

#3

eviLaTtenDant said:

It's cool they do this but i wouldn't take part in something like this again. Even if it was right in front of my house door.
And here's why.

Last year i went to German games convention gamescom knowing that the first 111 Mario lookalikes would get a free t-shirt. I'm in no way a cosplayer and absolutely didn't know what to expect so i bought a cheap red shirt, black complexion for the mustache and printed out a red Mario M i poorly taped on the white front of my red cappy.
I was one of the first in the waiting line, a 26 year old surrounded by kids and early teenagers who really were enthusiastic about it and had such adorable costumes. I already felt out of place then but thought once i waited that long and with how amazingly great Galaxy 2 felt i should see it through. After i got the shirt i knew that's just not my thing and that i should just let others have the utmost fun with cosplaying.

SLiM

#6

SLiM said:

Sounds like a lot of fun. I might have to persuade my son to wear a Link costume for Halloween one of these years.

Birthday_Boy

#7

Birthday_Boy said:

I'm not sure about the U.S. or not but Canada is also getting a launch party. I'm not sure exactly where in Quebec, or B.C. but it will be at the Toronto Eaten Centre in Ontario. First 150 people there on Friday gets a free copy on Saturday.

CerberusAzdin

#9

CerberusAzdin said:

Man, the amount of times I've queued for launch parties at that that shop. Shame to miss this one. I'll be happy if my pre order arrives tomorrow though !) Have fun and wrap up to those going to it, my thoughts will be with you troopers.

eviLaTtenDant

#10

eviLaTtenDant said:

@James: Thanks dude. I could go on about how i couldn't stand Mario as a mascot there and disliking the great Charles Martinet "woohoo-" and "waahaaa-" ing everything in his sight ... but that really doesn't belong here. :)

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