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This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, one of the most memorable and beloved series in all of gaming. To celebrate the occasion, we've devoted 24 pages of our October issue to honoring Zelda's past and looking forward to its future.
Beginning with a look back, we have a 14-page run-down of every major Zelda release up to this point. We've split this retrospective into a series of personal essays explaining why each of these legendary games mattered to us. After this history lesson, you can dig in to a 10-page exclusive hands-on with Skyward Sword, Nintendo's upcoming Wii swan song. We spent six hours playing portions of the game that have never been seen such as the mysterious Silent Realm, experienced brand new gameplay mechanics including flying and dowsing, and spoke with long-time series creator Eiji Aonuma about how Zelda is evolving for the future. All of this info and more awaits in the new issue, and we'll have a whole month of online coverage to back it up, including exclusive videos of Skyward Sword and a ton of fun features paying homage to 25 years of Zelda adventures.
Beyond the Zelda coverage, the October issue is packed with lots more content. Jeff Cork helps you find the right co-op game for almost any situation. We detail Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer and go in-depth on Quantum Conundrum, the exciting new project from Portal designer Kim Swift. We've also got new previews for Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and an intriguing new game from EA. You can also find out how Sony's PS2 classics hold up in HD with our review of the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.
Check out the full-size images of our Zelda cover below and be sure to keep an eye on our Zelda hub page -- we'll begin stuffing it full of content this week.
Issues will begin arriving in subscriber's homes next week, and Game Informer Digital will go live on Tuesday, September 13th.
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24 pages? Cool. Now I just need to be able to read the digital issue, since there's apparently no way to switch back to physical.
i never got my magazine
I'm really upset because I've seen pictures online everywhere of people with their Skyward Sword themed issue and I haven't received mine yet... It better come in soon or I'm gonna have to submit in a form to have you send me another. :( I really hope it comes in soon, I'm really upset! I want to read it so bad!!
I still haven't gotten my digital issue, I don't know what's going on.
I was expecting it to arrive today, usually I get the issue about 5-6 days after the cover is revealed, but it's almost been 2 weeks. Hope I get it tomorrow.
Love the cover art, cant wait for this :)
nice,like the detail of sheild & sword.cant wait to get this in my mail
you have no idea how much i DIED OF HAPPINESS when i saw this cover on the magazine XD!!!
i've been waiting for skyward sword for over 2 years now o3o IM SO EXCITED FOR ALL THIS STUFFFF!!! x3!!!!
Looks pretty sweet
i remember that one from november's issue?
Meh, I don't know if Skyward Sword will be great or not. If it is, the rating is correct. If it's not, well...I don't know. :P Also, three cheers for the art, it seems retroey, if you know what I mean. :3
this issue was why i bought my subscrption at game stop. not kidding
the first time i played skyword sord, I !@#$ING THREW UP!!! >:(
P.S. dont !@#$ing ever make me feel nostalgia
P.S.S. go look up nostalgia im not telling you the meaning
This has to be the best issue of Game Informer in HISTORY.