Zelda: Skyward Sword is the sixteenth entry in the Legend of Zelda series. A young Link is a trainee Sky Knight on a mystical island floating above the clouds. He has two soulmates: Zelda and a gigantic bird called a Loftwing that swoops to gather him whenever he takes a running jump off the edge of his airborne world. Very much like in Avatar.
The game makes use of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral for sword-fighting, with a revised Wii Remote pointing system used for targeting.
The game was released in Europe on November 18, 2011, in North America on November 20, 2011, in Japan on November 23, 2011, and on November 24, 2011 in Australia.