NINTENDO ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: SKYWARD SWORD BUNDLE

Get your limited edition bundle featuring a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the music CD featuring selected songs from The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony and a golden Wii Remote™ Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest

2011 is the year of Zelda with Nintendo celebrating 25 years since the beginning of the critically-acclaimed franchise. The Legend of Zelda™ was first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System™ a quarter of a century ago this year, and to help celebrate this occasion Nintendo are releasing a limited edition pre-order bundle for the latest instalment in The Legend of Zelda franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, coming to Europe on 18th November 2011.

Games in The Legend of Zelda series invite players to explore vast environments, solve puzzles and battle enemies in a fantasy world. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword continues this tradition, but transforms the experience by using the Wii Remote Plus controller to offer even more precise control. 

A special limited edition bundle is available to fans who pre-order their software* and features a copy of the game, a CD featuring selected orchestral arrangements of iconic music spanning the history of the franchise that will be performed as a part of the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony** performance, and a rare golden*** Wii Remote Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest. 

Fans who purchase the game early at launch will receive a copy of the game and a copy of the music CD available in the limited edition bundle. You’ll need to be quick off the mark, as this game and CD ‘special ’ edition’ is only available while stocks last****. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will let players guide Link on a multi-layered journey blending intense ground-based adventures with breathtaking exploration above the clouds as Link glides through the skies on the back of a majestic bird. For the first time in a Zelda game you can use Wii MotionPlus technology to precisely control flight and experience a distinctly unique combat system as you analyse enemy attack and defence moves, counteracting each assault with precise and intuitive movements of the sword. Fans who pre-order the limited edition bundle will be able to get their hands on the exclusive gold Wii Remote Plus included within the bundle and watch it faithfully replicate the angle of every sword slice. 

Wield the weapons of a hero with perfect precision and prepare for a new level of strategic swordplay as you embark on a truly epic and all-new Zelda adventure in The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Pre-order your limited edition bundle and receive your special limited edition golden Wii Remote Plus bearing the Hylian Crest and music CD before the game goes on release across Europe on 18th November, 2011. For more information visit www.nintendo.co.uk/zelda

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Note to Editors:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword can be pre-ordered with or without a Wii Remote Plus, but players will need either a Wii Remote Plus, or Wii Remote™ and Wii MotionPlus™ accessory to play.

*Stocks are limited and the limited edition bundle will only be available to fans who pre-order before release across Europe on 18th November

** The European leg of the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour will be held on 25th October 2011 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, and will include songs hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team. Ticket prices for the London concert start at £33.75 and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.zelda-symphony.com

*** Note that the golden Wii Remote Plus will simply be golden in colour and will not contain any actual precious metals

**** Once the game and CD ‘special edition’ is sold out, fans will receive a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword only

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. http://www.nintendo-europe.com/

 


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