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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD overview trailer

The Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is out soon and Nintendo has uploaded a new overview video giving fans and newcomers an overview of what to expect from the 2011 remaster. The video showcases both the land of Skyloft and the Kingdom of Hyrule. The video does a good job of explaining what’s in store for newcomers, however it refrains from showcasing various quality of life improvements for those who have played through the original back on Wii. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword runs at 60fps which is great and apparently it supports the Nintendo Switch Pro controller.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game soars onto Nintendo Switch!

Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda™ series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game.

Master realistic swordplay that corresponds to your movements

Gently swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link’s in-game movements will correspond to the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con™ controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Fly high with the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figure

With her majestic Loftwing by her side, Zelda steps into her destiny alongside her childhood friend, Link. Scan this amiibo figure** from anywhere on the surface world to quickly travel to the sky—even within the depths of a dungeon. Scan it again above the clouds to return to the same spot on the surface.

9 comments

  1. What is this “quality of life” thing that people keeps talking about? I’ve seen people mentioning that with several games. Back when this Quality Of Life stuff was first talked about (when Satoru Iwata was still alive), I thought it eventually got canned. So what gives?

  2. IT’S STILL NOT CLEAR!

    Can you play with button controls while docked? With a Pro Controller for example?

    1. The “Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system” part seems to imply that the button only scheme isn’t exclusive to handheld and Lite.

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