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It’s out this coming Friday, and the world’s videogame critics have already had their say about Nintendo and Link’s latest outing, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Find out what a small handful of them thought below…

Edge, 10 out of 10 – “A triumph”, “How apt that this ultimate tale of hero-making should see Nintendo’s hardware become the console it was always meant to be.” December Issue.

Game Informer, 10 out of 10 – It’s the first 10 that I’ve ever given out in my two years at Game Informer”, “This impressive combat system leads to some of the most interesting boss battles in the series’ history.” December Issue.

IGN, 10 out of 10 – “Ocarina of Time has met its match. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the greatest Zelda game ever created. It’s the best game for Wii and one of the finest video game accomplishments of the past 10 years”,  ”Once again, Nintendo is demonstrating its unparalleled ability to craft some of the greatest gameplay this industry has ever seen.”

The Times, Douglas Rankine – “It’s time to dust off your Nunchuk – this is the game the Wii was made for. (…) Skyward Sword is the best Zelda yet for sure – full of lovingly crafted, surprising little touches – Nintendo have created something utterly compelling and quite magical. A brilliant video game – in almost every way.  One of the best games of this year and of any year.

The Sun, Derek Brown – “After 25 years of brilliance, Skyward Sword is the best Zelda yet. (…) [It] soars above any other adventure game in the market today.”

The Telegraph, Tom Hoggins – “Majestic and ingenious, Skyward Sword soars.”

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is due for release on the Nintendo Wii on Friday, November 18th 2011.

Watch the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer below:

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