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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

  • Nintendo Switch
Release date
  • 16 July, 2021
Supported Play Styles

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Number of players
  • Single player
Age rating
  • Action
  • Nintendo
  • English
Witness the origins of the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch.

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.

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.

Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products.

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