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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.

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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.

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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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