The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD releases for the Switch this July

Skyward Sword HD comes with motion and button control options.

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While fans were hoping for more Breath of the Wild 2 news at the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo did not show a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Zelda title. Instead, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will release for the Switch on July 16, 2021.

Check out the announcement trailer for the game here:

Skyward Sword’s upcoming release for the Switch isn’t just a straight port of the game. Not only did it receive a slight facelift, the game also comes with revamped motion controls for the Joy-Cons. For players who aren’t too keen on motion controls and for Switch Lite owners, Nintendo announced that Skyward Sword for the Switch will also have a button control option.

Alongside Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo will also release special Skyward Edition Joy-Cons, with the left and right Joy-Con featuring designs based on the Hylian Shield and the Master Sword respectively.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Skyward Sword was originally released on the Wii back in 2011. The game was the ninth major installment in the Zelda series, though chronologically, Skyward Sword is the first game in the Zelda timeline.

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