Get Zelda: Skyward Sword a day early at launch event, get Penny Arcade comic now

You won't have to go on a treasure hunt through dungeon-like NYC game stores to get a head start on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. If you're in the city, you'll be able to purchase the game a day early, and celebrate the launch with some fellow Triforce enthusiasts while you're at it.

Nintendo will host a launch event on Saturday, November 19, from 9am to 1pm at its Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center. During the event, people who pick up copies of the Wii game (one day before its official release date!) will get a "limited-edition poster." Nintendo will also unveil a "Master Sword replica," give away prizes, and offer demos.

If you can't make it to the event, at least you can ... look at some pictures of Link. Try doing that at the launch event ... ! Nintendo has partnered with Penny Arcade to produce a special weekly Skyward Sword comic, and the first page is up already online.
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On Nov. 19, one day before the U.S. release of The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword video game for the Wii™ console, Nintendo will host a festive launch event at its flagship retail store in New York City, Nintendo World. Attendees can look forward to a variety of memorable offerings, including the unveiling of a Master Sword replica, trivia challenges and a special The Legend of Zelda historical showcase. The event is sure to attract consumers and video game fans from every generation as the fan-favorite Zelda™ series celebrates its 25th anniversary.


In addition to celebrating the game's Nov. 20 launch, consumers will be able to purchase the game during the event, making them among the first in the country to bring The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword home. Fans who purchase the game during event hours will also receive a limited-edition poster while supplies last.


For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.


WHO:

Kids, adults, The Legend of Zelda fans and video game fans of all ages


WHEN:

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
• 9 a.m. – Doors open to consumers

• 10 a.m. – Unveiling of Master Sword replica


WHERE:

Nintendo World
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
VISUALS:

Fans of all ages dressed in The Legend of Zelda costumes and lining up to be among the first U.S. consumers to purchase the game
The unveiling of the Master Sword replica and eager consumers taking photos with the replica
Fans enjoying trivia activities, limited-edition prize giveaways and hands-on demos of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword against a backdrop of large-scale Zelda artwork
Fans lining up to be among the first to purchase The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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Nintendo News: Nintendo Joins Forces with Penny Arcade to Create Original Comic for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo has teamed up with the creative team from the popular Penny Arcade online comic strip to create a special comic in celebration of the Nov. 20 launch of The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for the Wii™ console.

"That was 20 years ago, and today I am introducing my son to The Legend of Zelda. The opportunity to work with Nintendo to create a Zelda comic is not only an incredible honor, but quite literally a childhood dream come true."
Starting today, the first of five weekly comic panels will appear on http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword/comic. The comics include characters and themes from the new game, and are drawn in a style that combines the game's distinctive new look and Penny Arcade's signature style.

"I was 14 when I first played The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past," said Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik. "That was 20 years ago, and today I am introducing my son to The Legend of Zelda. The opportunity to work with Nintendo to create a Zelda comic is not only an incredible honor, but quite literally a childhood dream come true."

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.