Zelda Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shakes up the tried-and-true adventure game formula and marks a turning point for the series. Link embarks on a sprawling adventure through the skies and across the continent when his childhood friend Zelda falls from their floating home in the sky beneath the clouds to the mysterious continent below. During the February 2021 Nintendo Direct, it was announced The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 2011, the Wii title will make its way to. Skyward Sword was originally released for the Wii console in 2011, and is the earliest story in the Zelda timeline taking place before the Master Sword was created!

Switch Release Date: 16/07/2021
This Joy-Con Pair, themed after the Master Sword and Hylian Shield, will launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
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.
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Developer(s)Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Producer(s)Eiji Aonuma
Composer(s)
  • Hajime Wakai
  • Shiho Fujii
  • Takeshi Hama
SeriesThe Legend of Zelda
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseJuly 16, 2021
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD[a] is an upcoming action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a high-definitionremaster of the 2011 Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game is set to be released on July 16, 2021.

Gameplay[edit]

When using the new control scheme, tilting the right analog stick in a direction results in the sword slicing in that direction

Gameplay in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is largely unchanged from that of the original game. As in most The Legend of Zelda games, players control the series' main protagonist, a young swordsman named Link. In combat, Link primarily uses a sword and shield, bow and arrows, and bombs.

The remaster features two control schemes, one of which aims to replicate the functions of the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck through improved motion controls on the Joy-Con, while the other aims to replicate a traditional control scheme by using the right analog stick to control the previously motion-controlled sword. This secondary control method will allow the game to be played in handheld mode, on a Pro Controller, and on the Nintendo Switch Lite.

Zelda Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch

In addition to higher-resolution graphics, the game will now play at 60 frames per second.[1]Amiibo figures are also supported, although it is not known what functionality they will provide.[2]

Release[edit]

Series producer Eiji Aonuma stated in June 2016 that it might be possible to create an HD remaster of Skyward Sword for then-current hardware.[3] In November 2018, Aonuma recognised the interest in a Skyward Sword remaster, though a spokesperson from Nintendo would later clarify to Eurogamer that there were no plans to release the game on the Nintendo Switch at that time.[4] In August 2020, Amazon UK had listed a Nintendo Switch port of Skyward Sword, though it was delisted soon after.[5]

In February 2021, a remaster of Skyward Sword was announced during a Nintendo Direct stream with a projected release date of July 16, 2021.[6] A pair of Joy-Con themed after the Master Sword (right Joy-Con) and Hylian Shield (left Joy-Con) from the game will release separately on the same date.[7]

Reception[edit]

Sales[edit]

Sword

Zelda Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch Joy Con

Pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD sold out on Amazon.com, and it was listed as the best-selling game on the US version of the site.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Japanese: ゼルダの伝説 スカイウォードソード HD, Hepburn: Zeruda no Densetsu: Sukaiwōdo Sōdo HD

References[edit]

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  1. ^Robinson, Andy (2021-02-17). 'Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Switch with 60fps graphics and new controls'. VGC. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  2. ^Craddock, Ryan (2021-02-18). 'The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Will Feature amiibo Support, File Size Revealed'. Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  3. ^Otero, Jose (2017-05-02). 'Zelda Producer on Skyward Sword HD: 'It's Definitely Possible''. IGN. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  4. ^Phillips, Tom (2018-11-28). 'Nintendo shuts down Zelda: Skyward Sword Switch port reports'. Eurogamer. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  5. ^Oloman, Jordan (2020-08-17). 'Zelda: Skyward Sword Switch Port Listing Found On Amazon'. IGN. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  6. ^McWhertor, Michael (2021-02-17). 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword coming to Nintendo Switch'. Polygon. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  7. ^Romano, Sal (2021-02-17). 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced for Switch'. Gematsu. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  8. ^Doolan, Liam (2021-02-21). 'Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Tops 'Best Seller' Chart On Amazon, As Pre-Orders Sell Out'. Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2021-02-21.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^Byler, Josiah (2021-02-21). 'Zelda Skyward Sword HD Preorders Sell Out On Amazon'. Screen Rant. Retrieved 2021-02-21.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

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