The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 16/07/2021

Discover where it all began

Soar through the clouds and witness the origins of the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. This classic quest has been enhanced for Nintendo Switch with smoother motion controls, as well as newly-added button controls.

Every legend has an origin

Depicting the earliest tale in The Legend of Zelda timeline, a young knight must journey between the endless sky and the mythical surface below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda. As their destiny unfolds, a wicked plan to resurrect an ancient evil force is set in motion, orchestrated by a mysterious demon lord…

Play your way

Choose from two unique ways to experience this epic adventure. Swing your sword and angle your slashes with intuitive motion controls that match your movements or – for the first time – take advantage of the newly-added button controls, ideal for playing in handheld mode or on Nintendo Switch Lite.

Enhanced motion controls put you in the middle of the action. Swing the right Joy-Con to swing your sword in-game and use the left Joy-Con to raise your shield to block enemy attacks. Physical movements like these can also be used with items, such as wielding a bow and arrow or rolling bombs along the ground.

Using button controls offers a more traditional The Legend of Zelda experience, with sword swings controlled using the Right Stick – just tilt it in a chosen direction.

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As above, so below

Take to the skies on your trusty Loftwing and visit islands dotted on the horizon, then dive down to the fabled surface and trek through forests, deserts, volcanoes and more. Befriend new allies, uncover hidden secrets and cut down myriad monsters on your journey to stop Ghirahim’s nefarious plan.

Into the unknown

Hidden deep within each surface region lies a sprawling dungeon packed with fearsome fiends, treasures and puzzles design to test the bravest of heroes. Defeat the guardian waiting for you at the end of each dungeon and you’ll be one step closer to saving the world.

Tools of the trade

As you explore the surface beneath Skyloft, you’ll discover a range of useful weapons, gadgets and items that’ll help you. With the right materials, some can even be upgraded to unlock their true potential.

A classic adventure, redefined

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD takes the classic quest and optimises it for Nintendo Switch, improving the experience in a number of ways including:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Improved motion controls with the Joy-Con controllers
  • All-new button controls, allowing you to choose your style of play
  • Various quality-of-life enhancements, including refinements to player tutorials and general guidance throughout the adventure

Compatible with amiibo

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo (sold separately) can be used at any time while exploring the overworld or dungeons to create a checkpoint and return to the sky. Tapping the amiibo again while in the sky or visiting one of the many floating islands above the clouds returns you to the checkpoint you previously created.

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What you need to know

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After your payment has been processed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

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Players

1

Publisher

Nintendo

Age rating

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

16/07/2021

Age rating

PEGI 12

Compatible controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese

Download size

7295.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

16/07/2021

Age rating

PEGI 12

Compatible controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean