E3 10: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

11:22 AM on 06.15.2010

We knew we were going to see the new Legend of Zelda at this year's E3 Nintendo press conference, but we weren't sure how long they'd tease us with it. Luckily, it was the first thing we saw when they opened the show -- nice job not teasing for long there, Nintendo! -- and we finally got a title: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Why the focus on Sword in the title? Well, maybe it's because the Wiimote and Nunchuk is actually Link's sword and shield. Taking advantage of the MotionPlus technology, you do things like hold your sword (Wiimote) up in the air to charge it. We saw Miyamoto use the "sword" and "shield" to fight an Octorok. Even going through your items is organic -- you move the Wiimote around to navigate an item wheel (see the gallery for more photos).

Of course, it's not just the sword and shield that engages you with the Wiimote -- it's everything. We also saw the whip used in the same way. The game will be on the show floor this year and be released in 2011, so we have a while to wait yet, but we will bring you further coverage of it very soon. It looks incredible. What do you think of this full motion control action? Yay or nay?

Be sure to keep an eye on our Nintendo E3 press conference liveblog for more news coming your way!

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