Nintendo shares a new Zelda: Skyward Sword HD overview ahead of launch, showing off Skyloft and the uncharted world below the clouds.
By Victoria Phillips Kennedy
Published Jun 23, 2021
The latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gives new and returning players an overview of what?to expect when the game releases in July. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was first revealed at a February Nintendo Direct, one of the company’s centerpieces of 2021 for the?Zelda franchise’s 35th?birthday.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword originally released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii as part of the franchise’s 25th?anniversary celebrations. Ten years later, it is being rereleased for Switch to honor 35 years of Zelda. Along with the HD remaster’s launch, players can also?purchase special The Legend of?Zelda-themed Joy-Cons and a Princess Zelda and Loftwing amiibo, the latter of which?can be used to travel between the land and the sky during gameplay (a move many are criticizing).
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Now, with less than a month to go before The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches, Nintendo?has?revealed a new five-minute trailer, giving an overview of?all the remastered game offers. This trailer shows off more of the crisper visuals that awaits players when the game launches (including a first look at the Fire Dragon in HD), but reminds players how?Skyward Sword’s new Switch controls work?and how the game’s story and gameplay unfold. While many may already know what is to come when The Legend of Zelda:?Skyward Sword HD does?release on July 16, there are?many who will be discovering the?origins of the Master Sword and the establishing of the Kingdom of Hyrule for the first time, so an all-in-one crash course on the game isn’t a bad idea.
There are still some sore feelings among the Zelda community about?Skyward Sword HD?ahead of launch. Many were hopeful that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda:?Breath of the Wild would be releasing in 2021 as part of the 35th?anniversary of the series, rather than a remaster of one of the more recent (and least popular) titles in the franchise. However, while Nintendo’s celebrations for the franchise have been somewhat lackluster this year, a recent gameplay trailer for Breath of the Wild’s sequel was revealed at E3 2021. There, Nintendo shared that the highly anticipated sequel will be coming in 2022, a welcome announcement after a long silence.
Despite a few fanbase reservations, there’s little doubt that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will have anything short of a successful launch. The Zelda series is one of Nintendo’s most prolific assets and has a passionate fan base behind it, and the major success of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars remaster collection points to high sales potential. Who know – perhaps?Skyward Sword HD will come to surprise longtime series fans that revisit the game while patiently awaiting a truly new entry to (literally) sky-dive into.
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD?will be available for?Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021.
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