If you’re a Zelda fan then The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is the next game for you to try on the Nintendo Switch. The original game was released in 2011 on the Wii, but this Nintendo classic is now updated with more accurate and enjoyable motion controls, running at 60FPS, with optimised graphics so you can see every dream-like sparkle of that Zelda magic.
The new 360. camera control system is an update you’ll love too. All of the quality of life and technical changes made to this game have created a visually impressive gameplay experience that’s even more enjoyable. Whether you played the original Skyward Sword game or not, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has all the elements to spark nostalgia.
Every puzzle is packed with intrigue, giving you that feeling of success when you finally solve it. With every enemy, boss and puzzle, get Link closer to rescuing Zelda and saving Skyloft from the evil in the lands below.
Numerous other quality of life enhancements has been added, refining and improving upon an already great game. In addition to the reworked control scheme, a completely new camera system for a more enjoyable gameplay experience.
Smaller, technical changes go further to make The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD a more fulfilling Nintendo Switch title with the likes of having the ability to skip cutscenes in-game.
And, let’s not forget, that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is completely new visually, thanks to being reworked into stunning 1080p High Definition.
Depicting the earliest story in The Legend of Zelda timeline, Link must travel between a world above the clouds and the great unknown below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda. Armed with his trusty sword and shield, Link will face off against powerful foes, solve tricky puzzles and soar through the skies atop a huge bird called a Loftwing on this epic adventure.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Control System
When playing with two Joy-Con controllers, they become your sword and shield. Swing the right Joy-Con to have Link swing his sword in-game and use the left Joy-Con to raise his shield to block enemy attacks. Physical movements like these can also be used to use different tools and items, such as wielding a bow and arrow or throwing bombs.
For the first time, you can also play this adventure using button controls, allowing the game to be played in handheld mode or on Nintendo Switch Lite. Using this control scheme, you can control Link’s sword by simply tilting the right control stick in a chosen direction.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Overview Trailer
- Release date: 16 July 2021
- Digital Download Size: 7.3GB Additional storage may be needed on your console for installation or software updates.
- Category: Adventure, Action
- Players: 1
- Play mode: Handheld mode, Tabletop mode, TV mode
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Supported Play Modes
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.