After so very, very long, Link will finally be taking to the skies on November 20 in North America with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Well, that is, unless you're one of those people who doesn't leave his name as Link and makes it your own... or something dirty. In which case, substitute that name for "Link" in the first sentence!
While Twilight Princess was originally a GameCube title that was repurposed to become a launch title for the Wii, Skyward Sword has been designed specifically for the Wii, and to take advantage of Wii Motion Plus. So your sword-swinging will be exactly how you swing the Wiimote.
This time around, the adventure will take place in the sky, and you will pilot a giant bird to explore the world. And having played a flying section of the game at E3 this year, I can safely say that it's pretty cool. Though it was the more precise swordfighting of the boss battle that really made the game stand out for me.
"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "We've just scratched the surface of this massive experience, and we look forward to sharing additional details with fans as we approach the Nov. 20 launch."
As to what additional details we can expect, I don't know yet. Possibly some pre-order goodies? Oh, and one other tidbit, apparently, Skyward Sword's quest lays the foundation for Ocarina of Time. So it'll be interesting to see exactly how that all ties together, since it's rare to see direct sequels in the Zelda universe. Can't wait!