Zelda Skyward Sword in final development stages, will be released after OOT 3DS


Precious few details have been released regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and we still don’t have a release date more specific than “some time in 2011”. However, we did get this tiny tidbit. IGN reports:

According to CEO Satoru Iwata, who briefly mentioned the game at an investors briefing today, development is in the final stages. However, the game’s release will trail that of 3DS’s Ocarina of Time.

Twilight Princess remains one of my favorite Wii titles, and the thought of playing a Zelda game designed for the Wii from day 1 is even more tantalizing. Don’t get me wrong; the Wii remote controls in Twilight Princess felt natural and well thought-out, but the game was still essentially a glorified GameCube port. Skyward Sword, on the other hand, will make heavy use of the Wii MotionPlus, which has been collecting dust at my house since Wii Sports Resort. Basically, we are overdue for a Skyward Sword media blitz. I’m so hungry for new details, I could eat an Octorok.

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  1. I was very happy when I read this news yesterday on the Internets! πŸ˜€

  2. Excellent! Gagging for more news on this game, there’s been nothing since E3!

  3. you know for a blog, Infendo is incredibly slow. A day late IS a dollar short on the internet.

  4. go-getter, as we have already explained to you personally numerous times, we write for Infendo in our limited spare time. This is not our paid, full-time job. We try to write things up when they happen, but we all have separate careers and lives apart from this, so your ongoing complaints are truly baffling and a little rude. To expect the same level of output as a dedicated full-staffed site like IGN is a bit much. For a random commenter, you’re incredibly demanding.

    If you want to help and not just be excessively critical, you can email us tips to our email address. It’s really not that difficult.

  5. That Wand of Gamleon game is an insult to Legend of Zelda. >< Awesome news by the way! πŸ˜€

  6. Thanks for understanding, jayvola. Despite what go-getter claimed in another incredibly rude deleted post, if we can’t post news instantaneously as it happens, it’s not due to lack of effort or being “terrible” at what we do. It would be great if I could post everything as it happens, but often times I’m out of town without internet access, at work for 8 hours a day, or simply have other plans getting in the way. I can’t speak for the others but I do try to get post-worthy news up there ASAP. If someone wants to pay me to do this full time, maybe I could do it faster. Until then, we’re doing our best.

    And constructive criticism is definitely always welcome. It’s part of why I asked the readers what their favorite thing about Infendo was – I want to know what you all like, and what we can do to improve the site. But telling someone they’re doing a horrible and crappy job isn’t constructive in the least, and to be honest I don’t want the “support” of such people. It just creates more work in terms of moderating troll comments, which is not how I want to spend my time here. I would rather spend that time writing more articles. And if someone hates the site that much, no one’s forcing them to stick around.

  7. I’ve learned from coming here often is that this is not a site where you come because you want to read the latest news, but where the most relevant happenings are discussed with a very low percentage of immaturity in the comments. As the title says, there is a level of intelligence in every Infendo article that makes it worth checking out even if sometimes the news are hours, or a day later. The comments section is also very interesting most of the time thanks to a good reader base. With that out of the way, I’m very excited for Skyward Sword, and OoT 3D – and hopefully SS will arrive sooner than the holiday season, which would be too late in my opinion.

  8. if you want news, go to a news site like joystiq. i read smaller blogs like this for a different opinion not for up to the date current news

  9. will we see anything about it in GDC though?

  10. joystiq is pretty good but i actually find that they, along with kotaku, post too many post a day and i consequently miss much of what they say as i dont spend all day combing the internets looking for news but to chelsea and all other infendo staffers i would say the vast majority of infendo readers are grateful for the work you do to give us all this nice little site to go to but because infendo is made public to well… the public there are certainly going to be some sour apples and you should try to have thick skin. back on topic skyward sword is my most anticipated wii game or nintendo game for any platform and i would rather have SS in three months and the OOT port could come in the “sometime in 2011” time frame

  11. I’m really curious about this next Zelda. I was not a fan of Twilight and abandoned it pretty quickly (it felt too much like Ocarina rehashed). But it was Zelda that originally got me into gaming and I’ll be glad to see Zelda updated.

  12. Not really related to the article, but just thought I’d chip in and agree that Infendo is not for “the latest news”. I come to Infendo for well written intelligent articles and (usually) the same can be said for the comments. On most other sites (including non-gaming) the comments section usually becomes a battlefield of rude, ignorant, “I-wouldn’t-dare-say-this-to-you-in-person” remarks that don’t make for pleasant reading. Long live Infendo! πŸ™‚

  13. The site’s name does justice to what’s offered. I’ve been checking this site on a daily basis since I found out about it and a little delay on the updates doesn’t bother me a bit as long as we keep on having the same kind of articles. Keep the good job and greetings from Spain!

  14. My guess is that Nintendo launches this in Japan on the same day as the PSP2…

  15. Apparently some of you don’t realize the importance of having up to the second video game news. If someone had a gun to your head and asked you what game was gonna be released first, OoT or SS, well… if you only read infendo, you could die. This could be a matter of life and death people!

  16. That’s great just because I rather have a game ready and not buggy so Nintendo take your time but please don’t be like Valve…

  17. …I still haven’t beaten Twilight Princess. I better get on the ball, eh?

  18. Don’t let completely negative comments like go-getter’s make you angry. This is a nice site and i dont think that the people who visit it demand that we find here the latest nintendo news really fast (althought you are relatively fast, 1 day later is not TOO late.)
    People who want to learn whats happening exactly after it is announced can find other sites, i’m sure because i visit some of them myself just for the news. But the mature discussion (as some other people commented before me) make me come back here every day.

  19. i check here, nintendo life and go nintendo every day just for the comments and discussions. keep up the good work

  20. I’m waiting for Skyward sword.

  21. Bbelt comment made me laugh πŸ˜€