In the wake of yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced the release of a full HD remake of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Nintendo Switch, the earliest ever game in the Zelda timeline and one of a very small number of games where you can sit on a shoebill bird.
Skyward Sword originally came out in 2011 on the first Wii, and Nintendo seems to have gone to the effort of translating the motion controls to the Switch's Joy-Cons, meaning you can swing them about the room and have Link wave the Master Sword in the same way. And presumably when you bash your knuckles on a coffee table, Link will also spend ten minutes walking in circles making pained breathing noises.
Where to Pre-Order Skyward Sword HD (Switch)
Skyward Sword is planned for release on June 16th 2021, though right now there aren't many retailers who have it in stock, with most offering digital copies of the game to pre-order. Of course, we'll be sure to update this page if/when new distributors get the game in stock, as well as with any further details should they emerge!
- Buy from The Game Collection - £42.85
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- Buy from Amazon UK - £49.99
- Buy from Game - £49.99
Where to Pre-Order Skyward Sword Switch Joy-Cons
Nintendo has also announced the release of two new Joy-Cons for the Switch modelled on the Master Sword and Hylian Shield from Skyward Sword itself, with matching blue colours and a certain amount of Hylian flair on the design. There's no full Switch design so far, but these will be fully compatible with existing Switches.
However, the Joy-Cons also don't release until July 16th 2021, and right now the early US pre-orders have sold out. Of course, the moment that changes, you'll see it here first. Or you can check our Zelda Joy-Con page for the latest updates.
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