Zelda: Skyward Sword makes series gold again with limited edition bundle

Since the beginning the Legend of Zelda series has been closely connected to a certain metal. Whether it’s the gold-ish plating on the original NES game, the limited gold Ocarina game pak, and the gold coloring on the Wind Waker disc, Zelda is often seen with what the scientific table calls Au. Now you can add another one to the history books, as Nintendo today revealed the limited edition bundle for the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which includes, among other things, a gold Wii Remote.

Above: Soak in the seemingly-official box art

As big a seller as Wii Sports Resort was, is quite possible you don’t own any Wii Motion Plus controllers in your home, a prerequisite for the first Wii-original Zelda, making the bundle (which retails for $69.99) pretty useful. With a fancy outside, including the classic Zelda crest, looks nice enough that we almost want to play other Wii Motion Plus games. Almost.

Whether you buy Skyward Sword with or without the new Remote, purchase it early enough and you’ll get a special soundtrack. Created for Zelda’s 25th Anniversary, the CD contains orchestral versions of classic music from the franchise. The game comes out November 20, and along with this news Nintendo confirmed that Professor Layton and the Last Specter for DS is out October 17, and that Hudson and Nintendo are co-publishing a new version of Tetris in early October for 3DS. That should keep you Nintendo fans satiated for at least another day, right?

Aug 29, 2011


  • ZeldaBob - September 22, 2011 6:18 a.m.

    If you're in the UK you can get your hands on Skyward Sword at the Nintendo Unleashed this weekend at Eurogamer Expo to help Nintendo celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. You can play Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D, and there’s even the chance to win some fantastic prizes by turning up on either Saturday or Sunday dressed as your favourite Zelda character. Check it out
  • James3DS - September 14, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    If you're in England you can get your hands on Skyward Sword at the Nintendo Unleashed stand at GAMEfest from 16th-18th September and Eurogamer Expo from 22nd-25th September to help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. You can play Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D, and there’s even the chance to win some fantastic prizes by turning up on either Saturday or Sunday dressed as your favourite Zelda character. Check it out
  • badgraphix1 - August 30, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    Just to iterate, the CD is not the same as the one that people got from Club Nintendo.
  • Hobogonigal - August 30, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    Don't forget the gold LoZ:OoT cartridge!!! I might get Skyward Sword because it releases after a lot of the other games that I want, which is a lot of games. The only question is: will I be able to afford it?
  • samsneeze - August 29, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    This isn't about the Dragon Quest Collection coming to America...
  • shawksta - August 29, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    One thing I noticed is that we havnt even seen the main Trinket in Skyward Sword, this "Sword Spirit" hasnt even shown itself yet, and of course, you cant have a zelda without music and an instrument, Twilight princess has blades of Grass and Wolf Howling, I wonder what this time is. Considering the circumstances, the flying might not be the main gimmick of Skyward sword but an added mechanic.
  • shawksta - August 29, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    Awesome! Definitley getting this!
  • KREATIVEassassin - August 29, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    And WHY can't Nintendo put this in a damn gold colored case? New Super Mario Bros. Wii gets a red one, but they can't give Zelda a gold one? Absurd. ALL Zelda games should come in gold colored cases.
  • Redeater - August 29, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    No kidding. I am pondering just keeping this case unopened and untouched. I can't believe I carelessly trashed all of my precious golden Zelda boxes. From the NES Zelda to N64 Mask they are all in some landfill rotting. On a different note though....this game still looks like it could be terrible. Please god let me be wrong!
  • DarkTone - August 29, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    This. ALL of this.
  • Craza - August 29, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    I really like the boxart. Will it be the same for the regular version?
  • Chronojolt - August 29, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    I already have wii motion plus but I'll buy it anyway!
  • MonocledYaoGuai - August 29, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    I'll take 20.
  • BigWillis - August 29, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    This is still annoying me. Why release a full on Zelda game for a console you are replacing apparantly less than a year later?! This is a flagship title, it's not like the developers just weren't aware of it! Same with Pokemon, I'm not even a fan of Pokemon anymore but imagine if a fully fledged Pokemon Black and White had been launched with the 3DS with 3DS enhancements instead of releasing it for the DS, it would have been a system seller. What reasons will there be to buy a WiiU?
  • Zepaw - August 29, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    Agreed. Far too likely I would have bought a 3DS had their been a pokemon title. Definitely be enough to keep me busy while waiting for more releases.
  • BigWillis - August 29, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    Even worse is the e3 tech demo. It's like saying "Hey, look at what you could have had!"
  • shawksta - August 29, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    You seem to misunderstand, Skyward sword is pulling its best to be The Best game the Wii has, and to Finish off the Wiis ending months with a BANG along with Kirbys Return to Dreamland. The Wii is ending, but its finishing off with AAAA worthy games easily comparable to 360/PS3 games to be awesome. Same thing with DS and Pokemon B/W.
  • DruVirus - August 30, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    Probably for multiple reason. Considering that both the DS and the Wii have been their biggest money-makers in over a decade they probably wanted to try and extend the life of each rather than hopefully selling 3DS/WiiU with Zelda/Pokemon releases on day 1. Secondly, they probably started creating this Zelda at the same time the WiiU was being developed. But its a lot easier to make a game based on a finished product and technology than creating a game while the other is still being worked on. They weren't going to wait for the WiiU to already be finished in development and THEN spend a few years on a Zelda game. Thirdly, in consideration with Pokemon, its probably a bit of the second reason along with the fact that the 3DS doesn't bring anything new to the table that a Pokemon game needs. Maybe it could be a little better graphically, but graphics were NEVER why people played. I can't even see how the 3D would be used well in the style that main-series Pokemon games are used. I can't imagine parents shelling out $250 for a NEW DS just for Pokemon. If anything they'll wait until Black/White/Grey(?) dies down, more games come out, and THEN a new Pokemon comes out. That'll be the last bit needed to push parents over the edge to buy it for youngsters.
  • GhostbustTyler - August 29, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    I love Zelda, but I am honestly not excited in Skyward Sword in any way. Maybe I've just lost all interest in my Wii, but I'm more stoked about the new Layton game in October.
  • Nin10DOH - August 29, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    An extra 20$ is a great price for a new Wiimote, I was too lazy to pick up the motion plus thing. Plus it's gold! Holy crap!

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