Skyward Sword Is Now Available On The Wii U

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Video: Despite Nintendo Direct's heavy focus on the 3DS last night, there was one surprise announcement for the Wii U — The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available in the Wii U eShop.

Other than that unexpected news, last night's Nintendo Direct was all about upcoming 3DS games. On top of revealing that Super Mario Maker and a new Pikmin sidescroller are coming to 3DS, Nintendo revealed the release dates for several games.

Picross 3D: Round 2 is coming on December 2, Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World will be arriving February 3 (accompanied by an Amiibo) and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is coming to the 3DS in early 2017. Nintendo further announced that, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, new Zelda Amiibo figures are coming on December 2 which will have "special functionality" with the upcoming Breath of the Wild.

Watch the entire Nintendo Direct above.

The Nintendo Direct website lists timestamps for all the news:

Time Topic 00:00 Mr Shibata introduces Nintendo Direct 00:16 Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon 03:40 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 06:28 Mario Party: Star Rush 09:28 The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary 11:05 Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System 13:04 Hyrule Warriors: Legends 14:27 Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo 15:53 Rhythm Paradise Megamix 17:13 DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past 19:13 DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 19:37 Picross 3D: Round 2 20:48 Upcoming release summary 21:52 Ed Valiente introduces additional titles 21:52 StreetPass Mii Plaza 23:50 TANK TROOPERS 24:52 Upcoming third-party games 27:04 Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 28:41 Ever Oasis 30:58 Mario Sports Superstars 32:05 Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (name not final)


    I was hoping they'd do this! I've been holding out because Skyward Sword physical copies aren't exactly cheap.

    It's a bit sad, but Nintendo seems to be all done with the Wii U, if this the only they can announce. Understandable, though, they rather spend their time and effort in Breath of the Wilds and the NX, rather than keeping afloat the WiiU for a few months more.

    Sweet.....I've not played Skyward Sword as my Wii was packed up by the time it came out.

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