Nintendo has unveiled its next games to be released during a live performance on Wednesday evening, February 17. Among the event announcements, the new Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. An adventure released for the Wii in 2011 and which makes its return in high definition on the Switch on July 16, 2021.

Go back a long way, a long way, to the time when the Sword of Legend was created. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda saga, Nintendo decided to update a title released on the Wii in 2011. Get ready for a remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

Announced during the Nintendo live on February 17, 2021, the game will be released on July 16, 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. To accompany this game, the Japanese company offers us new Joy-Con in the colors of the mythical saga.

We follow Link in an epic that takes us into the oldest history of the chronology The Legend of Zelda. Our hero must travel between a world above the clouds and the vast unknown lands that lie beneath their surface to find his childhood friend, Zelda.

Formidable enemies, twisted riddles, celestial rides, Hyrule mythology and endless exploration, this is what awaits you in this adventure on the edge of the world.

In this reissue of the game, the controls have been redesigned to offer smoother movements and – for the first time – button controls. With the Joy-Con, the players find the mechanics of the Wii: shake your controller so that Link reproduces these movements with his sword or his shield. The archery or the launch of bombs are also done by movements, giving us a stronger immersion in the universe of Link.

These Joy-Con controllers in the colours of the legendary sword and Hylia’s shield will also be available on 16/07 at the release of The Legend of #Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. #NintendoDirect

— Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) February 17, 2021

Button controls work for both the Switch and its portable Lite version. With these commands, players can control the warrior’s sword by tilting the stick right to choose the direction in which it should hit.

Many fans of the saga were disappointed by this announcement, expecting a sequel to Breath of the wild. However, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD should excite the players, always ready to explore a little more the vast world of Link and Zelda.

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