The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

2011

System
Wii
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,014

Our Review: 10/10

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  • News The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline Has Been Updated

    New releases and remasters included

    The Legend of Zelda is a series known for a tremendous number of things, such as its memorable characters, captivating storylines, spine-tingling music and downright awesome gameplay. However, something that's caused the Zelda community years of theorising is how the games of the series intertwine with each other...

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  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Its Sizeable Link on Loftwing Piece

    The sky's the limit

    First 4 Figures are known as rather talented figure manufacturers, covering franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Kirby and Sonic the Hedgehog. Most notable, however, is its beautiful range of The Legend of Zelda collectible statues, spanning various games of the brand's rich history. They boast a slew of character statues, from...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

    Joined by seven Tales themes we'll likely never get

    3DS HOME Themes are now becoming a rather common update for owners of the portable, with Nintendo adding a notification dot on the relevant menu to alert us to new options as they appear. There's already a decent variety, though a recent arrival in Japan has us rather jealous already. Pictured...

July2014

  • Poll Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?

    Hookshot your vote in

    The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and has arguably been responsible for some of the best video games ever created. Since the launch of the original game back in 1986, we've seen the series move from 2D to 3D with assured competence, and this year we'll see a crossover release — in the shape of...

  • News The Zeldathon Adventure Kicks Off This Week To Raise a Whole Lot of Rupees

    Link to the Cash

    While the majority of us play games simply for entertainment or perhaps because it's our biggest hobby, some groups use that passion to set world records, enter competitions or, in the case of Zeldathon, try and raise a lot of cash for charity. The Zeldathon Adventure kicks off on 10th July and will be the 12th fundraiser from the...

June2014

  • News Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Future Zelda Installments

    Pour one out for Navi and Fi

    Whether or not Nintendo fans think The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a masterpiece, many can come to the same conclusion about the title's use of tutorials: it was much too heavy. During the Wii era, Nintendo found themselves increasingly attracted to the idea of audience expansion; that is, the idea that video games...

April2014

  • News Mount Thunder Paints A Pretty Zelda Picture

    Legendary

    Fan-art is commonplace when it comes to anything with a large fanbase; Nintendo is certainly no exception. Thousands of people from all over the world are doing their absolute best to pay tribute to the gaming giant, whether it be to painstakingly hand draw a homage to all things Mario, or to whip up a quick sketch of Kirby in a science...

  • Video What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Look Like In HD?

    Flying High Definition

    We've already shown you what Super Mario Galaxy could look like in glorious HD, and now it's the turn of fellow Wii classic The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the game voted for by you — our dear readers — as the next candidate for the comparison treatment. As before, we cannot stress enough that this is a hypothetica

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  • News Eiji Aonuma Explains Why The Legend of Zelda Isn't a Yearly Franchise

    Quality is the key

    Time has played a key role in many of the games in The Legend of Zelda series, and it would seem that it's also quite important when it comes to its development. In a recent interview with Shack News Eiji Aonuma explained why we don't see our favourite green-garbed hero on a yearly basis, as per Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed...

  • Weirdness Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

    Must pick up in Lost Woods

    Would you like a sword? All right, dumb question. If someone were just handing them out on the street, who wouldn’t take one? Let’s rephrase: are you looking for a nicely made replica of Link’s Master Sword? Because if you are (or just realized you need to be), it’d be hard to go wrong with this beauty currently...

September2013

  • News Nintendo Tested Two Other Zelda Titles in HD on the Wii U

    Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword in HD does sound good

    When considering graphical approaches for the new Legend of Zelda title currently in development for Wii U, Nintendo experimented with several art styles; The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wasn't the only game in the popular series that the company tried out in HD. Speaking with Polygon,...

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  • News New Link Figurine Features Epic Detail

    Check out that fabric

    We do like to show you some awesome collectibles and figurines when they emerge, as sometimes they can be difficult to ignore. The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that gets its fair share of desirable decorations, one example being that from Max Factory, which we showed you last year. That was nice, but a Skyward Sword-style...

  • Video Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

    Seriously, this is ridiculous

    Some video game fans, particularly those in the Nintendo camp, sure go to a lot of trouble to demonstrate just how much they love their chosen games or franchises. It also seems that there's no better combination than big gaming fans doing something for their own little gamers, as this cake based on The Legend of Zelda:...

December2012

  • News You Need This Legend Of Zelda Figure In Your Life

    We go hands-on with Max Factory's amazing Figma Link action figure

    As much as it pains us to admit it, you never really grow out of toys. And it's pretty much official that toys based on popular video games are the bomb. Don't believe us? Then check out the photos below of the amazing Figma Link action figure from Japanese manufacturer Max Factory...

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  • News Nintendo In The Game For Golden Joystick Awards

    Your votes can help

    It's awards season, once again, with nominations for the 30th Golden Joystick Awards now confirmed and Nintendo games or exclusives featuring in a number of categories. These awards are decided entirely by the public, so if you feel that the big N deserves a chance to win you can have your say. Below are the nominations for...

  • News Take a Sneaky Look at The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

    In English, hurrah!

    It's been a good month so far for Zelda fans. Not only has the monumental book, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, been translated and confirmed for the West next January, but this week we also had the smug satisfaction of knocking off E. L. James' infamous Fifty Shades of Grey from the top spot on amazon.com's best-sellers...

  • News The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

    Amazing Hyrule and Spaghetti Western Mash-Up Hits YouTube

    There was a time when YouTube was the sole preserve of low-grade amateur videos and footage of amusing pets performing inane stunts, but with millions of dollars being pumped into original programming on the service, we're starting to see the kind of content which rivals what we're viewing on...

June2012

  • News Japan Gets New Skyward Sword Link Figure in October

    Go Figma

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's interpretation of Link gets immortalised in resin later this year, when Japanese manufacturer Max Factory puts out its Master Sword Link figurine. The ¥3,800 statue — that's about £30 or $47 — comes with Link, a Master Sword and Hylian Shield (of course), as well as an effects piece for his sword...

April2012

  • Talking Point Why Skyward Sword Sales Failed to Soar

    Sword blunted

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was one of the most anticipated Wii games ever. After years of teasing it finally launched in November 2011, and has so far racked up 3.52 million sales around the world, a decent performance over a five-month period. It's on par with Wii launch title Twilight Princess, which sold 3.27m units between...