The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Announced for Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 2011, the Wii title will make its way to Nintendo’s latest system.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD retains the motion plus controls from the Nintendo Switch, while also adding a new button-only controller scheme so you can play in handheld mode.

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To accompany Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo announced a new set of Legend of Zelda-themed Joy-Cons. The left and right Joy-Cons are modeled after the Master Sword and Hylian Shield respectively, to mimic how the Joy-Cons will function when played in motion-controller mode.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was the last console Zelda game released before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Skyward Sword took full use of the Wii’s motion controls using the Wii Motion Plus adapter. This means motion controls for Skyward Sword were more sophisticated than the Wii port of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which utilized waggles versus full motion controls.

But the button controls will now let players control Skyward Sword with a more conventional button scheme. Read IGN’s Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword review here.

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Funny enough, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Switch was leaked last year by Amazon. Both Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the Joy-Cons will be released on July 16.


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