During the latest Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to the Nintendo Switch, but we also learned of a new pair of themed Joy-Cons launching alongside the new port. The Zelda-themed Joy-Cons take after the iconic Master Sword and Hylian Shield, bearing each valuable tool’s iconography. The Zelda Joy-Cons release on July 16 alongside Skyward Sword.
The Zelda Joy-Cons are a deep royal blue, adorned with Zelda-style symbols placed delicately around the buttons and analog sticks. The left Joy-Con features the eagle and Triforce seen on the Hylian Shield, while the right features the Triforce design seen on the Master Sword. In the trailer that revealed the new controllers, it appears the controllers may be two slightly different shades of blue.
Players will be able to use these Joy-Cons in Skyward Sword with two different control methods. The first method will emulate how Skyward Sword was on the Wii, with motion controls for swinging the sword, aiming the bow, and almost every other action. Alternatively, players will be able to play in a buttons-only mode that maps sword slashes to the right analog stick.
While the new Zelda Joy-Cons are not up for preorder anywhere just yet, Skyward Sword HD is available to preorder now at Best Buy.
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