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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Announced For Nintendo Switch, Coming In July

Complete With Motion Controls

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For fans waiting to hear Nintendo Switch and Legend of Zelda news, today's Nintendo Direct had some. After apologizing for not having an update on the sequel to Breath of the Wild, Eiji Aonuma revealed the next Zelda game to hit the handheld console: Skyward Sword.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be coming to the Nintendo switch, complete with the motion controls found in the original Wii release. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma broke down the control scheme for the HD remaster of the Zelda game, as well as revealed that some of the design elements seen in Breath of the Wild can actually find their origins in Skyward Sword, such as the Stamina meter. 

Also coming with Skyward Sword are themed Joy-Cons kitted out to look like the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield, a nice touch for those players who seek to enjoy the game in its original control scheme. Fear not, those of us who can't stand motion controls, the game will feature fully mapped out button controls as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD tells some of the origins of the Zelda series as it's the first game in the official timeline. You can check out Skyward Sword HD on the Nintendo Switch on July 16th.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore