The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo Switch)

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Witness the origins of the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch. Originally released on Wii in 2011, this classic quest has been optimised for Nintendo Switch with smoother motion controls, as well as newly-added button controls.

Depicting the earliest story in The Legend of Zelda timeline, Link must travel between a world above the clouds and the great unknown below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda. Armed with his trusty sword and shield, Link will face off against powerful foes, solve tricky puzzles and soar through the skies atop a huge bird called a Loftwing on this epic adventure.

When playing with two Joy-Con controllers, these become your sword and shield. Swing the right Joy-Con to have Link swing his sword in-game and use the left Joy-Con to raise his shield to block enemy attacks. Physical movements like these can also be used to make use of different tools and items, such as wielding a bow and arrow or throwing bombs.

For the first time, you can also play this adventure using button controls, allowing the game to be played in handheld mode or on Nintendo Switch Lite. When using this control scheme, you can control Link’s sword by simply tilting the right control stick in a chosen direction.

Product Details

Video Games
15 Jul 2021
Standard Edition
Role-Playing Game
16 H V PPS
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Announcement Trailer (04:08)
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

If you love Zelda and can buy it you should.

Reviewed by on (Verified Buyer)

I am super happy to have this game on switch, yes it's overpriced since it's just an old wii game in new packaging but I never had a wii growing up and now that I have one, I can't find a copy for the wii. I have no nostalgia for the game so I did not buy it to scratch the nostalgic itch. I am super glad I could waste a little extra for a game from my favorite franchise to play on my favorite console, the switch.

Or you can keep on playing BOTW

Reviewed by on (Verified Buyer)

Overpriced for what it is but still better than replaying BOTW for the 4th or 5th time. If the price irks you then you can buy a Wii and the original game for about the price of this release. I, for one, am just glad to have another quality Zelda game to play on my Switch.

Excited to relive a childhood classic.

Reviewed by on (Verified Buyer)

Before saying anything, I would like to say that anyone who feels the price is not worth it or feel the amiibo holds back the game, I fully understand why you would be mad/upset with the decisions made. The two reviews I've seen are clearly understandable.

However, this was a game I grew up with with my older brother, since Twilight Princess was his first and growing up I watched him on my couch during simpler times with the Wii, we both fell in love with the series with that game and Skyward Sword was no exception, I eventually got to try it myself and apparently I got halfway, surprisingly considering I suck at puzzles and the series lol.

Anyways, I feel like due to how Skyward Sword was initially received on the Wii and how it seems to divide Zelda fans, I feel like the price is enough to justify the new features and content, for those who had problems with the motion controls originally have no excuse at all, they've added button controls as well as the Joy Con inputs for the game.

The new features I've seen to understand, are;
-60 FPS.
-Streamlined text.
-Streamlined item information.
-Fi has been toned down.
-Button Controls and Joy-Con input.
-Skippable Cutscenes.
-Smaller HUD (it was damn large on the original.)

THIS should be ENOUGH to justify the price, and the fact that some people cannot see that its clearly been upscaled to modern HD standards BOGGLES MY MIND, unless you were so lazy to not put on 1080P on the trailer when it released, I don't know HOW you can say they didn't change anything, people are so ignorant and jump to conclusions about this stuff.

Regardless, that aside I'm looking forward to replaying this game, it meant a lot to me as a kid and its been years, soon I will be 18 so its great for my 18th anniversary!

Giving a 1-Star Review Before Release

Reviewed by on

My mate Dewald W, who gave this game a glaring 1-star apparently lives in a fantasy world where people have access to a console that released in 2006 and which went out of production nearly 5 years ago. It's a lot harder to 'just play on a Wii' when they are harder to come by than simply 'walking downstairs into my basement where I keep the bulk of my retro game collection and consoles'.

I'm glad that you've chosen not to support Nintendo - even now, I can feel the ripple effect of your decision leading to their eventual downfall. Bringing race into the mix as part of your slight was also an interesting choice.

The problem with consumers is that, while you do have a choice regarding what you consume, you have next to no control over the prices companies charge for entrance - and you need to remember that.

Nintendo overusing your Nostalgic gland.

Reviewed by on

I have a Nintendo Wii, 2DS, SNES and I imported the Nintendo N64 from USA.

Lately I don't agree with Nintendo's business practices and I will never support them again.

Charging this amount of money for a game you can just play on a Wii (that it was meant to be played on)

Nintendo and its Japanese minions can suck an egg.