The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

WII / Action / Release: Nov 20, 2011 / ESRB: U

Zelda concert series announces new cities with 'season two'

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda "Symphony of the Goddess" concert series has just announced a host of returning cities for its 2013 calendar, and two more cities (Baltimore and Grand Rapids).


Uncharted 3 leads AIAS nominations

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2012 11:30am PST

The AIAS has announced its nominees for this year's Interactive Achievement Awards. Uncharted 3 leads with the most nominations, and shares GOTY nods with Portal 2, Skyrim, Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Batman: Arkham City.


Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2012 12:00pm PST

The 2011 Shacknews 'Game of the Year' awards begin today with our list of honorable mentions. These titles didn't quite crack our overall top five, but deserve your attention.


Zelda concert series continues through 2012, tickets on sale

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 05, 2012 5:00pm PST

Nintendo is continuing its Zelda concert tour in 2012, announcing a number of new venues.


Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 03, 2012 8:00am PST

A new year is here, so let the video games business boasts begin! Nintendo today revealed that over 4 million 3DSs have now been sold in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have all sold over a million.


Zelda: Skyward Sword gliched save files can be fixed

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 15, 2011 4:15pm PST

Caught by the game-ending Zelda: Skyward Sword bug? Nintendo is offering two ways of fixing your save data.


Zelda series 'cannot go back to button controls'

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The future of the Zelda series will stick to motion controls, the Zelda producer has revealed.


Zelda: Skyward Sword suffers game-breaking bug

By Steve Watts, Dec 06, 2011 1:00pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword suffers a game-breaking bug if you happen to talk to a particular Goron after obtaining the Thunder Dragon's song.


Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land break Nintendo sales records

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 28, 2011 1:00pm PST

Nintendo is claiming new sales records for two of its recent holiday launches. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, seen by many as Wii's swan song, has sold 535,000 units since its launch one week ago, making it "the fastest-selling Zelda game ever."


Skyward Sword producer talks balancing dungeons and items

By Steve Watts, Nov 22, 2011 4:00pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma talks about the focus on balancing quests and items, and how breaking down the game to its fundamentals helped find the old spirit of Zelda games.


Miyamoto: Skyward Sword's structure preceded Zelda name

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 16, 2011 6:15pm PST

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto discusses the development of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and how some of its structural design preceded the Zelda name.


How Mario inspired Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Steve Watts, Nov 14, 2011 10:45am PST

The designers of Skyward Sword talk about how they developed the idea for the hub town of Skyloft, and how it was inspired by the Super Mario series.


Zelda: Skyward Sword producer wanted change from series formula

By Steve Watts, Nov 11, 2011 8:00am PST

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma talks about how Twilight Princess made him reexamine the tried-and-true Zelda structure, and how he gave game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi freedom to break the mold.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review

By Billy Berghammer, Nov 11, 2011 12:01am PST

The Legend of Zelda continues in Skyward Sword, a game that manages to mix old with the new and craft "a triumphant achievement" that fans of the franchise need not miss.


Aonuma: Zelda series fits 'within one timeline'

By Xav de Matos, Oct 31, 2011 8:00pm PDT

In a recent interview, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma stated that the Zelda series falls under one timeline, throwing away the original theories that were based on a two-branch timeline concept.