Skyward Sword, reconfirmed for a 2011 release

We haven’t been hearing much from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword recently. Most of the new Legend of Zelda news has been new information about Ocarina of Time 3D, leaving fans wondering if Skyward Sword was going to skip the Wii and get a release on Nintendo’s upcoming home console, nicknamed Project Cafe.

Luckily, Rob Lowe from Nintendo UK has reconfirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be hitting our shelves later this year for the Wii, as well as a glimpse of what the future holds for the Wii.

“There are great new pieces of software launching this year such as Wii Play: Motion in June and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword later on in 2011. Plus, there are plenty more surprises in store for 2012 from us – Wii has got a great future ahead of it. We just wanted to make sure that the appeal of Wii is as broad as possible, and the new Mario Kart bundle is designed to be a great value proposition to anyone who is interested in getting a Wii. With this specific campaign, we are targeting families with young kids looking to buy their first games console. This is a very large potential audience, and the new Mario Kart bundle will be the perfect proposition for them.”

Skyward Sword will utilise the Wii MotionPlus accessory for the highest level of accuracy we’ve ever seen in a Legend of Zelda game, making it a brand new gameplay experience. We’re expected to see its release around the end of the year, to mark the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda for the NES.

Source: Aussie Nintendo