Buy The Special Edition Of Skyward Sword, Get A Gold Wiimote
Back when I was considerably poorer, and younger, and less accustomed to how Nintendo was sliding into irrelevance due to their ability to milk their A-franchises to death while alienating third party developers who would otherwise have continued making decent games to play, I used to think the rainbow of colored Nintendo 64 controllers were awesome. I had black, pink, white, red and a coveted gold N64 controller (that me and my friends would fight over when it came time to play Perfect Dark). Oh, good times, good times.
To this day, I kind of miss that gold controller. Or maybe I just miss the days when a Nintendo console wasn’t something you collected dust with. Which is why I was momentarily intrigued by the news that Nintendo will be issuing a special gold Wiimote with the special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, as you see in the picture above.
That’s right. An actual, real life special edition for a Nintendo game. It will cost $69.99, for which you’ll get the game, the gold Wiimote and a limited edition CD with orchestral arrangements of themes from the last 25 years of Zelda titles. That’s not a bad deal. Oh, except that Nintendo has waited until almost the very end of Wii’s life to release a proper, actually-designed-for-wii Zelda game and an official special edition of one of their games.
If you don’t feel like buying the limited edition version of Skyward Sword, the music CD comes free with the regular edition, for a limited time anyway. That CD is probably the biggest argument in favor of actually buying the game. Maybe Nintendo will sell it separately.
The bundle is available when Skyward Sword drops on November 10.