The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Switch, as announced during Nintendo’s February Direct. This HD remaster improves upon the original 2011 game for Wii and 2016 Wii U port.
Though the title for this port is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the visuals for the game don’t seem to have gotten a significant upgrade. Instead, this remaster implements some welcome quality-of-life improvements.
For instance, the Switch version makes use of the Joy-Con controllers for smoother motion controls. And for those who don’t want or can’t use motion controls, Skyward Sword HD implements an option to play with a button-only control scheme.
And speaking of Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo announced a new version of the Switch’s controllers. These Joy-Con controllers are themed after The Legend of Zelda, with one stylized like the Master Sword and the other like the Hylian Shield.
Nintendo did have more Zelda news to share, but it was, amusingly, just that there was no news to share. The sequel to Breath of the Wild is still being worked on, but Nintendo has no further details to share at this time.
Until then, we’ll have to be content with Skyward Sword HD, which will launch for Nintendo Switch on July 16. Preorders are now live.
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