The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced for Switch

Due out on July 16.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Nintendo has announced The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Switch. It will launch on July 16 for $59.99.

Also on July 16, Nintendo will release a set of themed Joy-Con controllers—the right Joy-Con controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left after the Hylian Shield.

Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game soars onto Nintendo Switch!

Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Master Realistic Swordplay that Matches Your Movements

Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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