2021 marks the 35th anniversary of The Legend Of Zelda series and Nintendo has some good news for Zelda fans. During the latest Nintendo Direct Live Steam, Nintendo announced they are releasing The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch on July 16th 2021. As the title says, the game has been remastered in HD but that is not all.
The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword was played using the Wii’s unique motion controls, those controls have been adapted to the Switch’s Joy-Con Controllers for users who like using the motion controls. For users who have a Switch Lite or just prefer to use a more classic control scheme Nintendo has revamped the controls so the game can be completely controlled with with the analog sticks and buttons.
Other than the Joy-Con adapted controls and a new HD paint job, The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword HD looks like it remains faithful to the original and returning players will fall in love all over again. The addition of a new control scheme will make the experience better for those who prefer so use the analog sticks and buttons.
Nintendo is also releasing new Zelda themed Joy-Cons to celebrate Skyward Sword’s release on the Switch. These awesome blue Joy-Cons cost $80 and can be preordered at BestBuy and GameStop but they are going fast so you have to keep checking to have a chance at getting your hands on them.
The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword is available for preorder digitally now on the Nintendo E‑shop and physical preorders are going live at retailers now as well.