What you need to know
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a remastered version of the 2011 Wii game of the same name.
- The game was the first in the series to make use of motion controls for precise swordplay.
- Remembered for its watercolor art style and unique setting, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD promises many new features when it releases on the Nintendo Switch on July 16th.
Today's Nintendo Direct offered a sneak peek at some of the of Nintendo's upcoming 2021 releases. One of the biggest surprises of the presentation was the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a remastered version of the Wii title.
Check out the trailer:
The announcement comes just as the Legend of Zelda series gears up to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Releasing alongside the game is a Zelda-themed pair of Joy-Cons. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was one of the Wii's best-selling games when it released in 2011. Fans praised the story, characters, and art style, while many were divided on the game's use of motion controls.
This isn't the first time The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been re-released, as it was ported to the Wii U eShop in 2016. This HD re-release will update visuals, as well as many other quality of life features. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will release on Nintendo Switch on July 16th.
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Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.
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