Most people don’t usually rely on release dates given by stores, but Gamestop has listed April 1st as the release date for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. We often see the 1st, 15th, or 30th as placeholder dates at Gamestop, which is why this Gamestop release date may only be tentative.
It’s not a bad guess overall, considering that Nintendo has said that they are aiming for an early 2011 release date. However, April 1st ends up being a Friday, which is not a common day that Nintendo would use to release a game in the states. Lately, Nintendo’s favorite day to release Zelda titles in the United States appears to be Monday, as Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, The Minish Cap, Four Swords Adventures, The Wind Waker, Four Swords, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons were all released on the first day of the work week.
What’s also worth pointing out is that the list shows Skyward Sword being a Wii Motion Plus game. While most were already aware of this, might this be a hint that Skyward Sword will be bundled with the Wii Motion Plus accessory? Or perhaps even that there will be two versions of the game – one that uses Motion Plus, and one that doesn’t?
Hopefully, Nintendo will soon announce the actual release date of Skyward Sword, as I’m sure we’re all hoping for an even earlier release!