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Nintendo is set to reveal their first lot of games for 2021 in their newest Nintendo Direct.

In the event, we will see new fighters join Smash, as well as many new game reveals.

Skyward Sword Coming To Switch

It has been revealed during the end of the Nintendo Direct that The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 16th.

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Like the original game, players will be able to use the motion control feature in the Joy-Cons.

The game can also be played using a controller, the Joy-Cons or handheld mode for those that don't want to use motion control and simply just want to play the game.

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Joy-Cons

Nintendo also revealed limited edition Joy-Cons that will be released alongside the game depicting the Master Sword and Hylian Shield.

These will be available to pre-order from retailers.

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Trailer

Check out the official reveal trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD below.

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About Skyward Sword

As many players will have experienced The Legend of Zelda for the first time with Breath of the Wild, here is some more information on the classic Wii title.

"One of the most storied franchises in history soars to new heights. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shakes up the tried-and-true adventure game formula and marks a turning point for the franchise. The introduction of full motion controls enabled by Wii MotionPlus technology synchronises player movements with Link's actions while offering the most intuitive play control of any game in the series to date.

The precise Wii MotionPlus functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword turns every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively putting Link's blade in the player's hand. Analysing enemy attack and defence tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system.

Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons. Link soars through the skies on the back of a noble bird and dives beneath the clouds to the continent below in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Prepare for intense puzzle-solving as only The Legend of Zelda games can deliver. Exploration of the forests, volcanoes and deserts requires players to think on their feet as they solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and escape deadly traps. Once they find their way to each dungeon, they are confronted by even more puzzles guarded by fiendish enemies.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword redefines the traditional Zelda framework and introduces an arsenal of items, upgrades and rewards unlike any game in the franchise to date. The adventure guides players into, out of and back to dungeons and areas they've already completed. Along the way, Link gathers a massive inventory of peculiar items and resources that can be used to upgrade many of his weapons and equipment."


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