Brace yourselves! It’s been confirmed. Skyward Sword will hit Europe’s video game stores on… dun dunn dunnn dunnnn! November 18th 2011! North American stores will start selling the game a couple of days later, on November 20th. We have a little more than 3 months until the game we’ve all been waiting for will be in our hands, in our Wii and on our TV screen.

This also means that the Golden Wii Remote Plus, to be released alongside Skyward Sword, will come out on the same day.

How excited are YOU for the release of Skyward Sword? Leave a comment!

Source: Nintendo Life
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  • hussain

    YES! YES! YEEEES! Time to pre-order SS! πŸ˜€

  • Goose429

    Haha gives me a week to complete Skyrim πŸ™‚ It's going to be an antisocial christmas…

    • Don’t rush Skyrim!

      • Goose429

        That's a promise my friend πŸ˜‰

        • Oh…Possum!

          "Freaking" Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

          It's okay, you don't have to ttalk about it naymore. we all know.

    • Joshua Lindquist

      This is exactly how I feel. Though I guess the 20th is better than the 18th.

      I was really hoping they'd release the game in September or October so that I could complete Zelda before I started Skyrim. : /

  • Leon Fletcher

    Just in time for thanksgiving… Then Black Friday

  • Jarmihi

    I'm almost crying…

    • mcdude910

      I know, man… I know.

      • mkd


    • Leendy

      I AM crying! :"""DDDDD

  • i like cerial

    I can't wait! i've had skyward sword pre-ordered for over a year and a half πŸ™‚

    • tenacioustwitch

      DUDE ME TOO!!! I am probably the first person who preordered skyward sword in my city. I preordered it before it had a name! lmao

      • lootic

        Haha, me too, I preordered it as soon as the first concept art was shown.

  • Let's see here, I suppose I can erase the iPad from my Christmas wishlist in favor of Skyward Sword… Why am I still thinking about this?!

    • Matt

      Dude, just buy skyward sword and get the ipad for christmas then you can have both. (besides a game is cheaper, the ipad is about $500 for the lowest one or something)

    • lootic

      There is no reason to get an iPad, I can only see it as either an overgrown smartphone or a netbook without any good software, or input possibilities. Its a toy more or less IMO.

      • mkd

        Get the Samsung galaxy tab…..
        Yongzh made some also nintendo emulators for android, and they are free at slideme market!

  • Gorgonoth RLZ!!!

    YES!!! More Zelda on its way! Now I can eat more Bockgoblin meat for dinner, heh-heh, YES!!!

  • Siaarn


  • Link16

    This is how much excited I am…I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED:D

  • 465783

    Its weird that the release date for North American and Europe have been confirmed, but the Japanese release date hasn't

    • IAmTurtle

      maybe nintendo are finally giving the rest of the world a taste of immense fun before japan…. OR MAYBE ITS NOT GONNA COME OUT IN JAPAN :O

    • It's gonna be a global release, so they'll get it around the same time.

  • Blizzeta


  • Erimgawker

    Hello again, Zelda-turds! I'm back to terrorize you for the rest of your Zelda-born days, lamao!Whatm cantcha take a hint, hehe.. goobdye for now! I might be back!

    • Chancellor_Cole

      WT… How the HECK are you?!

    • Zombeh

      If you're going to troll, make it interesting.

    • 72hours192

      Hey, asshole. Do us a favor and make yourself a better use for the internet.

    • Keimori

      least creative tolling i've seen in eons. you LOSE, good day sir!

    • mkd

      troll failed at life.

    • Patrick

      Sorry, I just had to say it.

    • i like how your a troll who doesnt even use clever insults or foul lingo. trolls suck at life and have nothing better to do than try to piss off people about the things they enjoy, and you SUCK at being a troll, so you must REALLY suck at life. u feel better about yourself making fun of people on the internet where you can hide behind the mask of anonymity and get away untouched, to make up for your everyday real world life of being a lonely virgin that everyone gawks at and makes fun of, whose only friends r complete wastes of life too. you struggle everyday to try to grasp a shed of dignity back from the people who ridicule you, but everything you say is used against you, because you are an idiot. face your problems like a man, or castrate yourself.

  • So super psyched! Can't wait! Time to pre-order indeed! :DDDDD

  • zzz

    I am going to buy a new TV for this

    • PhantomVII

      ME TOO!!!! πŸ˜€

    • prada

      no need, it looks better on standard tvs anyway

  • twlightlord

    very very excited :DDDDDD


    • Silver-Lynx4

      When is it comin' to LatinAmerica???????

      yeah i'm really weak to spoilers so i'll TRY REALLY HARD to avoid them D:

      • Silver-Lynx4

        womever put me a negative vote:

        i mean it i want to now when it is coming to Latin America and Mexico!
        why do you hate me? OnO

  • Keimori

    November 20th eh? thats not far off from my geuss at all! Now i just need wait for pre-oders to start. πŸ˜€

  • mullac1128

    Woot! Just in time for my birthday!

    • IAmTurtle

      its one month after mine

    • derp. A derp.

      This News made me happy too. Especally cuz I was in one of the most beutiful citys in my country when I leart the date.

      At least i got a 3DS for my birthday, 8 DAYS after it was relesed!

      Sigh, but NOTHING compairs to Zelda…

  • cloverplayer



    GOTY 2011!

    • x4Dennis24

      i think uncharted 3 will take that spot….

      • A_LINK_IN_TIME

        I think not. It looks too much like Uncharted 2. Skyward Sword is a breath of fresh air.

    • Hellfire

      I think Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has that title already.

      • A_LINK_IN_TIME

        You lie my friend.

        • C0FF3Eparachute

          I have to agree with skyrim, or BF3


  • Scott Walker


    • Silver-Lynx4


  • Arron

    Oh my god they actually did it…

  • You name it

    TSSSSSSSSS…. I am NOT so impressed, because i don't believe this by the way… I have preordered this shit for two f***** years now!!! Happy?!……. Don't think so…

    • Rant & Rave

      Wah-wah-wah-wah. Be happy you're getting it, ditzhead. And don't vote relevant comment down just cause you think its been unfair only to you.

    • 72hours192

      Quit whining, you troll. If Nintendo says it, it's real. Get over it.

    • guest

      how could you even preorder it that early?

    • tycheesedatrollhater

      Oh, poor baby. go cry to ur mom

  • Hime

    Woo. Finally. Freaking finally!
    And they announce it just after I go completely broke because of an anime con XD

    • Oh…Possum

      Don't say "Freaking". It's the same bad as the original.

      • Freaking

        Are you "freaking" kidding me!!!

      • gward

        …you're silly

      • mcdude910

        So, I can't say "darn"? Just because it means the same as a naughty word? XD

        • Keimori

          Oh Dang! you did NOT just go there! XP

  • LinkMasterYoda

    I am more interested in the soundtrack myself…

  • MDH

    I think I speak for all of us when I say: My Body Is Ready.

  • Great! I can’t wait to bomb some Dodongos!

  • Kodaiaku

    I've had it on preorder since October of 2010. I. CANNOT. WAIT! YEEES!

  • Marie Steiger

    This is the best day ever the next episode of doctor who is coming out soon I finely know the release date for Skyward Sword, and I got into honors science, geometry, and art. XD

  • I'm going on a 2 year trek around Asia and the world, damn, I was hoping it would be released before i left, oh well, by the time I get back maybe I'll be hearing news about the NEXT Zelda game while I'm playing SS.

    • also it'll probably be cheaper by then and I can save money to buy a wiiU

  • onilinkFangirl


  • Sweet! On my mom's b-day! I'll get it as a present for her! lol.

  • Aiden

    Awh yeah!!!!!!

    Wait, does it come with motion plus??

    • Trolldad

      It comes with a Golden Wii Remote Plus.
      It's a Golden Wii Remote with motion Plus built in

      • Aiden

        thats sweet! thanks !

      • Silver-Lynx4

        omg I want that D:

  • alexis23ange

    yo i have it preordered now sweet shit

  • Why is Europe 2 days earlier? Nintendo was trying to get a simultaneous release. I’ll try not to read any spoilers. 3 months and 3 days!!!! I can’t take it!!!! Aghhh!!! *Keels over and dies to OoT gameover song*

    • Because Nintendo loves us? :'D

      Perhaps it's to make up for all the times you've gotten games first.

      (I still think it's because Nintendo loves us)

      • Lani

        It's because the release on Friday deal. Really doubt it's love/hate.

    • Silver-Lynx4

      I'm REEEEEEEEEAAAALLY WEAK to spoilers…I just CAN'T avoid readin' or searchin' 4 'em D:

  • ZigZaggers

    … there's no Ganondorf in this one…. sooooo I'm not really excited about this one…probably not even gonna play it… -_-'

    • Keimori

      You're not going to play a zelda game because Ganondorf isn't in it? I'm sorry but thats a REALY stupid reason not to play this game.
      Do you avoid solid games like MM, MC, and PH because they lack ol'ganny too? because if so, you are realy missing out.

    • If you won't play SS, then you probably haven't played Majora's Mask, just because Ganondorf wasn't in it.

      Brother, that equals two Zelda titles you're missing out on. I pity you.

    • 72hours192

      I know what'll cheer you up. This game will probably explain why Ganondorf betrayed the King.

  • This is the best news!!

  • KingDodongo1


  • Hero Of Time

    Sweet Jesus My body isn't ready

  • shyguy

    November is really shaping up! First Breaking Dawn and now this! Yessss! Lmao πŸ™‚

    • Hero of Light

      Breaking dawn SUCKS!

      • shyguy

        Heaven forbid we are each different people and have different opinions.

  • We get it first we get it first we get it first oh my god.

    So excited.

  • link5491

    YES YES ITS COMEING ITS COMING im pre ordering it next week and im getin my wii plus too IMMMM SOOOOOOO HAPPY

  • arozene

    can't wait for this, gonna pre order asap πŸ™‚

  • Ken

    right on my birthday πŸ˜€

  • DragonChi

    FUKEN EH!! Now all we need is the announcement of when the golden controller will be available. Gamestop still says nothing about it.

    • Trolldad

      Uh the Golden Remote is bundled with SS

  • Oh…Possum

    Wow, this thing is coming out on everybody's b-day but mine. Stupid March 2nd! "Freaking" Nintendo couldn't put it off till then!

  • darkgerudo

    Now that I know when I'll get my grubby hands on my pre-order, all that's left for me to know is more details about the promotional Wii remote.

  • MUST PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Silver-Lynx4

      I dunno how 2 do that…I'm "freaking" useless D:

  • Abdiel

    YEEESSS OMG november 1 is my birthday. i cant believe i pre ordered that game like a year ago

    • chanro

      Me to birthday and preorder

  • x4Dennis24

    nice, uncharted 3 and zelda in the same month is gonna be epic

  • Eli


  • it's already my birthday present! πŸ˜€

  • zron

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    • Hmmm, these must be the only words you were taught growing up.

    • 72hours192


  • Zron


    • Silver-Lynx4

      KE DIJISTE!!!???

      PD. no, no molesta ke te guste Zelda pero…porké insultar??

    • Keimori

      sir, I'll admit I've no clue what you said, but I must asume you are just as if not , more excited than I am for this game.

    • No Comprende.

  • Trolldad

    This year's Winter is gonna be the best Winter in my life with so many good titles coming out

  • Maora


  • Ren

    Wait a minute is he right handed!!?? What happened to the left handed hero???

    • Paffe

      He's right-handed to match the way you hold the WiiMote!
      He's still awesome though!

      • Keimori

        Its funny, I'm left handed yet i hold the WiiMote in my right hand still.

      • Silver-Lynx4

        "No matter what you do he's still freakin' awesome"- Me
        "No matter what you do he's still cute" – my BFF

        • GorCoronSumo

          You need to put guotes around "freaking" ; )

  • Paffe

    You won't believe how much I jumped in my chair when I saw that headline!

  • Muppet

    I just ordered the game πŸ˜€ I can't wait for it to be released. Just three more annoying months :'(

    • Keimori

      I know right! I've been trying to get the song of double time to work but its been to no avail. D:

  • TrustMe101

    *breaks out dancing*

  • ShinyVaati

    Getting released on my birthday in Europe… but I must live in America and wait two days later. -sigh- That would have been a great present. Ah well, still very excited for this.

  • SKYWARD SWORD!!!!!!!


  • Z-MAN7

    Now the real wait begins….will my sanity hold until November?

  • Art1st4786

    Really close to finals, but I'm pre-ordering it so I can use that to motivate me to get through everything!

  • Kyobf48



  • mcdude910

    This new release date means that we're even closer to it being delayed another few months! πŸ˜€ I'm so excited!

  • Timothy

    In Australia the preorders have been going for over a year now! Can't wait for this exciting prequel!

  • Soeroah

    During exam period.


  • Keith


    This … this … is going to be the most EPIC Christmas season EVAH. XD GIMME THAT DER SKYWARD SWORD! πŸ˜€

  • 72hours192

    So…the gold controller is bundled? YYYYYEESS! YYYEESSS!!

  • My Life From Z to A

    My gamestop store told me November 2nd…

    Oh well.

    • Keimori

      well, they got the 2 part right.

  • ummm

    The two best games of 2011, come out in November, and both have Sky in the name. Can you guess which ones they are?

    • Trolldad

      Skyrim and Skyward Sword

  • tingle


  • Zeldahero11

    Finally! Can't wait for it!

  • Kierra

    I felt it was so obviously going to be November from the start, as I am sure a lot people felt as well.

  • CommanderLink

    Gee thanks Zelda Universe, its not like australia exists or anything.
    hell, there isnt even a webmaster from australia co-piloting the site, nope.


    • TTL

      That's because the Australian release date hasn't been announced yet, just Europe and America . . .

  • zman friman

    OMG I think i just came in my pants! Estoy orgasmiado de la felicidad!

  • TTL

    It's cool, the game comes out on my brother's birthday! I'm even going to be nice enough to him to let him have first go at it if he so chooses . . . or is home the day I buy it. πŸ˜›

  • Valgaldr

    Great, something to look forward to. And to those that's not going to play the game because Ganondorf isn't the main villain, I think he's going to be in the game..but not as a villain. More of like bi-character in which an explanation to his story as well what made him evil and dark.

    • GorCoronSumo

      That would be "freaking" awesome.

      • Oh…Possum

        You're a "Freaking" d!ck.

        • Twilit_Dragon

          Ganondorf's not even born yet, if so it's another male of the gerudos, too many kids and their speculations, just wait for the game.

  • Link64


  • Link64

    After release of Zelda Skyward Sword

    I will jump with a chicken >>> slow fall

  • Link The Bard

    i cant wait for this…really!

  • 23£Ð4 r0(|{0rx

    Every new Zelda game is like having Christmas as a ten-year-old all over again.

  • Link64

    Want to play it now
    How much did we wait xD

  • Chu-Chu Train

    My life just smiled.

  • Link64

    Why 3 month???why not 2 month??? did nintendo complete it???

  • now i'm going to pre-order it! YEAH!!

  • chancho

    been waiting like 2 and a half years or something like that for this now that its date is out i can finally preorder it

  • Skyloftian

    WOOHOOOOOO!!! Haha I bet I’m so gonna cry of happiness and relief when I hold it in my hands! :’D

  • KitsuneFox


    I 'spose I'll have to wait until Christmas, though.

  • TriAuz64


  • Twilit_Dragon

    I pre-ordered mine 2 years ago at Gamestop here in the states, they allow you to pre-order right when the game is officially announced.

    Plus this comes out 8 days before my birthday, but like that matters, i'm actually a grown-up who has money and can buy whatever I want and don't need a wish list for my parents. BWAHAHAHA

  • dark tri-force

    6 months of pre-order torture.


  • Link64


  • Beka

    WOOHOO!!!!! Now all I have to do is get a wii….. lol =)

  • MiniLink

    OMG ITS ABOUT TIME!!!! OMG OMG!!!!!!! IM FLIPING OUT!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!!

  • nestee123

    So is skyward sword gunna b for the 3DS??

    • zzz


  • sad face

    This makes me exited and sad at the same time, exited because a release date was finally announced. But sad because my wii is broken and won't play games. :'(

  • Zelda

    i know you guess might think that you are the biggest zelda fan but that soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo isnt true

  • release date november 20, my estimated purchase date october 15 (birthday) πŸ™

  • Shaku Vendell

    Ganondorf, no matter where it be, no matter who your proxy or your cohort may be, no matter whether it be on the green fields of Hyrule, the stormy tides of the sea… or in the skies high above the world… I will ALWAYS strike you and your minions down! For the princess! For the Goddesses! FOR HYRULE!!! Seht! Shah! SHRRAAAHHH!!!!

  • Ichigo

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!! I disliked Spirit Tracks, so I'm excited about SS!

  • shadow35192

    Skyward Sword FTW!!! Can't wait till it comes out. I want to smash some dungeons into oblivion!

  • ZeldaLover

    the long wait must pay off i miss zelda

  • Aron

    Yep, I’m just gonna get a used Motion Plus. I refuse to allow Nintendo to profit from that.

    SS I’ll pick up day one, though.

  • norwegianLink

    anyone know anything about an pre-order bonus or gift?


  • santos michelena

    Finally this is coming out, the release date used to be 4 april. Who votes ganon will be the final boss?(Just especulating)

  • tycheese

    o god, im excited. this is what i'm waiting for and I'll have a game to pass the time while waiting.
    KIRBY'S RETURN TO DREAM LAND, FOLKS! COMING OUT ON OCTOBER 24TH! thats what im going to be playing for the month before this game. oh HAPPY 25TH, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA!

  • banjoo

    WOOOT so at the end of november im gonna be able to DL it and play it with my USB!!!!! thxs thxs piratery!!!! =D

  • Ender

    All I can say is: Nintendo, its about time!

    Also, I;m very happy now.

  • ZeldaGirl66

    WOOT FINALLY!!!! I litterally jumped off a cliff to celebrate this!!!! (cliffdiving freefall style) I CANNOT WAIT!!!


    ya thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • this is the best game ever made

  • vgvgcfc

    ALREADY PRE ORDERED lets just hope its as good as they say πŸ˜›

  • Gabriel

    I am Brazilian and would like to know when will launch in Latin America?

  • Ken

    Yes!!!!!!!! I'm super excited! I will definitely get it!

  • your mouth my junk

    im so happy i could microwave my nutsack

  • antdog

    ohhh yess, imma be in my own world and never leave it till that games beat

  • GameOverXIII

    Really did you beat every zelda game out there????
    And if you did I give you props cuz it was hard for me to do πŸ˜€

  • Beast like Link

    I have played and beatin every Legend of Zelda game! Save for one, Skyward Sword!!!!!! And I will! Thank you Nintendo and every Zelda freak like me!!!

  • super-vaati

    2 weeks later…

  • Darren P

    Zelda is the main Theme in my life and this will make it last forever!

    • same

      *P.S. my B-Day is on the 8th!*

  • Link

    NOW ONLY 1 MORE WEEK!!!!!!

  • Zahkk

    Less than 3 days left! ^^
    I really hope it gets delivered on friday πŸ˜€ Or else..!

  • christian