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September 23, 2011

Skyward Sword Gets Orchestral Accompaniment

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011

More details are slowly filtering out concerning the November 20th release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Amazon is now offering a pre-order on two different packages.  The game itself is $49.99.  If you’re willing to shell out another $20 (for a grand total of $69.99, Euclid) you get the game and a golden, Triforce emblazoned Wii Remote.  If you need another controller, that’s not a bad deal, considering Wii Remotes currently retail just upwards of $30.

The most exciting part about this (besides, you know, a new Zelda game) is that both packages include a compact disc “featuring select orchestral arrangements of iconic music spanning the history of the franchise”.  Nintendo has been previewing said arrangements in anticipation of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Zelda, and they’re awesome.  You’ve probably already heard it, but for those of you who missed Nintendo’s E3 presentation this year…

Say what you want about the console’s limitations or the company’s unfathomable reticence to port some of its most popular games, but Nintendo continues to put out, as they always have, incredibly high quality first party titles.  I don’t imagine the Zelda game released on the franchise’s 25th anniversary will be any exception.  Listen to that old familiar music and start getting excited.