The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

2011 video game on the Nintendo Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a video game made in 2011 for the Wii. Unlike the other Legend of Zelda games, it focuses more on combat, keeping the role-playing and puzzle elements seen in earlier games. The story is connected with the rest of the Legend of Zelda series, and this game is about how the master sword was made. The player travels between two worlds: Skyloft, an area in the sky with floating islands which is the main area in the game, and Hyrule, which is located on the Earth. It makes use of the Wii MotionPlus add-on for the Wii Remote. The player uses the Wii Remote to swing Link's sword.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Developer(s)Nintendo EAD
Director(s)Hidemaro Fujibayashi Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Eiji Aonuma Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)Mahito Yokota
Shiho Fujii
Takeshi Hama
Kōji Kondō Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesThe Legend of Zelda
Platform(s)Wii, Nintendo Switch
  • EU: November 18, 2011
  • NA: November 20, 2011
  • JP: November 23, 2011
  • AU: November 24, 2011
  • KOR: November 24, 2011
Nintendo eShop:
  • NA: September 1, 2016
  • EU: September 1, 2016
  • AU: September 1, 2016
  • JP: September 2, 2016
Nintendo Switch:
  • WW: July 16, 2021
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Link is the hero in this game. Zelda is Link's childhood friend, and the heroine in the story. Ghirahim: is the bad person who schemes to revive an ancient evil boss. In this game, you can go to four different "realms", such as the Faron Province, the Elden Province, and the Lanyuru Province, as well as Skyloft.

A limited edition bundle with a gold Wii MotionPlus and a CD with orchestrated versions of the series' well-known music tracks was sold to mark the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda.

A port, titled The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, will be released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021.