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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD coming to Switch

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. The game, which originally appeared on the Wii system in November 2011, is an HD update with updated control schemes. Mr Aonuma also announced that Skyward Sword themed Joy-Cons will be coming to. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be arriving on 16th July and is available to pre-order from the eShop today.

23 thoughts on “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD coming to Switch”

    1. The art style is definitely comparable to WW. It is cel shaded after all.

      If the game looks bad, it is due to blurry textures which happens when you try and output the game at lower resolutions. This game benefits the most from an HD remake on HD televisions.

  1. Nice. I actually really enjoyed the story (and dungeons) in this one. I’m just relieved they made it handheld mode compatible.

  2. Hah! I knew this was gonna happen! I finished this game in the past 3 times, twice in 100% completion, twice for normal and once in hard/hero mode. Welp, I just have to beat this game once again for the 4th time, in hero mode again for the 2nd time. I just love an ultimate challenge! :D

  3. Skyward Sword is the very first game in the Zelda timeline. It explains the origins of not only the Master Sword, but also Ganon as well.

    BotW’s timeline placement is still debated on four years later, and it doesn’t help that there’s evidence that supports *all* three branches as to which one it belongs to. We’re pretty sure it’s the latest story in whichever branch that is, however.

  4. I admit to being a really big sceptic when it came to Skyward Sword on the Switch. Happily, Nintendo proved me wrong.
    That said, this means that the same (great) game has come out for Zelda’s 25th and 35th anniversaries. Just an FYI I wanted to mention.

    Now, about Metroid’s anniversary…

  5. I never thought it would be possible to make it without the motion controls, but they did it. Never managed to finish the original since the motion sensor bar was terrible, but I know this will be a much better experience. Gonna try and see if the joy-cons give me a better experience too.

    1. The bar isnt motion sensing, it just sends a signal to the console based on where the remote was pointing towards (helped keep aiming at the right spot without having to calibrate frequently). The game used the accelerometer and Gyroscope for the majority of its gameplay, which was already built into the remotes (well the gyroscope was in the Motion+ attachment or Wiimote Plus)

    2. Well the technology is much better compared to wht it was on Wii. So the accuracy is much better and with the game running at 60fps will help a lil.
      But ay, if u want to use controller thts fine too.

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    Sorry to be a party pooper but this looks like a weak output when compared to Zelda: Skyward Sword 4K Texture Pack Announcement Trailer Someday I hope Nintendo hits the world with a beast of a gaming system. I understand why they feel there is no need to be on par or best the newest consoles but it gets pretty repeatitive when they are constantly playing catch up. The old tech in the wiiu was a big downward spiral for Nintendo when it came to the top non IP games. I don’t think they have to be exactly on par but at least close enough to where people don’t care. Nintendo lucked out with the switch but at some point a dry spell will kick in when it comes to the newest most popular high powered games from other gaming companies. Playing at 720p 30/60 is a joke at this day in age. Some games even go lower. Digital Foundry: Doom Eternal docked is 720p-540p handheld 612p-360p and 30fps. Companies are being praised for pulling off feats such as getting high performance games like Doom or the Witcher on the switch but in reality Nintendo should have a system where this outcome does not exist. If I was running Nintendo the next system – The Nintendo switch pro would be a big update without blowing the whole enchilada. With native 4k still being at the beginning stages in the console world. I would make the switch pro docked 4k upscaled and 1080p -handheld. 12 -16 gigs of RAM. 60 frames. Updated screen and battery. No silly gimmicks. Keep what works and invest all your might and power into killer games. Scour the internet searching for the best modders to do remasters from the ground up of your top games. None of this HD remaster junk. How is it that small groups of modders can create better outputs of Nintendo games when compared to Nintendo. Instead of oppening their doors for potential massive buissness opportunities Nintendo crushes them like bugs. If modders can come up with ouputs that are better then Nintendo for free imagine the outcome you would get with the the best of the best modders working together and getting paid for their work. Nintendo should have teams set up for each category of their top past games without taking away development on new games. We are not talking brand new games we are talking remasters with all the fixes and graphical upgrades to meet a high standard instead of a weak HD upgrade. If Nintendo secretly implemented a stragedy to get the top modders to remaster their games from the ground up. Imagine what the gaming world would look like when these games start getting shadow dropped. No HD higher resolution fixed controls sell for $60 crap. It would be a breath of freshair out of the wild type of crazy. A sight to behold instead of come on mannn not again!? Nintendo has so much potential to use the modding world to their advantage. With a system powerful enough where you can go for the gold instead of bronze. That would be pretty spectacular. Imagine teams secretly building the Metroid series from the ground up and shadow dropping with 1080p graphics/upscaled 4k. 60 frames, gameplay fixes and all the other graphical bells and whistles. Gamers woud go insane! This HD passable output needs to end. All it creates is gamers wishing for more. Stuck constantly thinking hmmm maybe on the next system we will get a true remaster. Nintendo needs to step their game up. Stop crushing the little guys and start using them to your advantage. Move forward stop going backwards.

  8. Duke Ellington the 3rd

    Oh yeah and drop a new Wii sports out of the gate when the switch pro hits with online multiplayer, leader boards and teams people can create. The bowling battle showdown, the home run king tournaments. A snowboard trick park/big air Jump would be awesome. Have Wii sports 2 installed on the system free. Sometime down the road you could charge for extra sports download content. That would be a massive system seller. If the switch pro ends up being a minor upgrade. You will see a dark cloud hover over Nintendo until they get their marbles in place.

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