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PS5 : The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Announced for Switch: Launching July 16

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One of the great surprises of the Nintendo Direct Today, whose broadcast you can see here in Spanish, has been the announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a remastered version of the Wii original that will launch on Nintendo Switch next July 16. Of course, those who want to get hold of it can pre-order it today because the pre-purchase process is already available in the console eShop after the event ends at a price of 59.99 .

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was originally released in 2011 for Wii, although later, about five years later, it was also playable on WiiU. The version that will now arrive on Nintendo Switch will be a remastered with certain graphical enhancements, but also with new control schemes that solve the impediment of playing with the original motion controls. Can you see the first trailer of this project below:

Two types of control: by movement or with buttons

As you can see in the video, those responsible for carrying out this new version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have designed a new control scheme to adapt the game to Nintendo Switch: In its original version, this installment made a lot of use of the WiiMote’s Wii motion control, but in the new console that is something that can be difficult to adapt, especially in the Lite version from which the controls are not uncoupled as in the normal one. For this they have decided that the sword is controlled with the right lever.

That s, those who prefer to enjoy this work with the original controls They can do it with a version also adapted to Switch, but only to improve it and make it smoother: The standard model Joy-Con can be used to swing Link’s sword, block with the shield, and shoot with the bow..

Joy-Con Special Edition The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Joy-Con edited

In addition, Nintendo has announced that along with this remastering Special Joy-Con inspired by the game will go on sale. Above these lines you can see the design of these Switch controllers, with the one on the right personalized in the style of the Master Sword and with the one on the left presenting a design similar to that of the classic Hylian shield, another of the iconic elements of The Saga. Legend of Zelda. They will be available in the store on the same launch day of the game, that is, the July 16th.