Nintendo has just revealed that it is bringing the Wii title Zelda: Skyward Sword to the Switch this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will boast revised controls which not only allow you to replicate the motion interface of the original, but also permit the use of buttons and sticks for control – a vital point when you consider the existence of the Switch Lite.
The game will launch alongside a special set of Joy-Con, themed after the Master Sword and Hyrulian Shield.
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: Originally released in 2011 for Wii, and depicting the earliest story in the series’ timeline – as well as the creation of the Master Sword itself – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword now arrives on Nintendo Switch with smoother and more intuitive controls, in addition to improved framerate and graphics. In this enhanced version of the game, running at a smooth 60 frames per second, you can choose to play using motion control with the two Joy-Con controllers in a similar way to the original, or use new button-only controls to play the game with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, in handheld mode, or on Nintendo Switch Lite. A set of themed Joy-Con controllers will also be released alongside the game: the right Joy-Con controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left features the Hylian Shield motif. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the themed Joy-Con, launch for Nintendo Switch on 16th July. The game will be available for pre-order on Nintendo eShop shortly after the presentation.
Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches on July 16th, 2021.