The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which originally appeared on the Wii system in November 2011, is an HD update with updated control schemes. Mr Aonuma also announced that Skyward Sword themed Joy-Cons will be coming to. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be arriving on 16th July and is available to pre-order from the eShop.

The Legend of #Zelda: Skyward Sword HD soars onto #NintendoSwitch 16/07. Discover the origins of the Master Sword in this classic adventure, now playable with both motion or button controls!

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About The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Witness the origins of the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch. Originally released on Wii in 2011, this classic quest has been optimised for Nintendo Switch with smoother motion controls, as well as newly-added button controls.

Depicting the earliest story in The Legend of Zelda timeline, Link must travel between a world above the clouds and the great unknown below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda. Armed with his trusty sword and shield, Link will face off against powerful foes, solve tricky puzzles and soar through the skies atop a huge bird called a Loftwing on this epic adventure.

When playing with two Joy-Con controllers, these become your sword and shield. Swing the right Joy-Con to have Link swing his sword in-game and use the left Joy-Con to raise his shield to block enemy attacks. Physical movements like these can also be used to make use of different tools and items, such as wielding a bow and arrow or throwing bombs.

For the first time, you can also play this adventure using button controls, allowing the game to be played in handheld mode or on Nintendo Switch Lite. When using this control scheme, you can control Link’s sword by simply tilting the right control stick in a chosen direction.