The Legend of Zelda has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Moving in and out of 3D, changing perspectives and casting the story in a different light, there's a lot to take in. Considered one of the handful of black sheep in the franchise, Skyward Sword is often overlooked as overly simplistic or as having poor controls. The Nintendo Switch rendition is aiming to fix that, only time will tell if that's true.
If you're looking for all the latest information coming up to its release, stay right here.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Announcement
Skyward Sword was announced just months ago on February 17th over on Nintendo's Youtube channel. The trailer shows a vibrant sky only for Loftwings to appear. These were heavily featured in the game back on the Wii so an observant fan could piece together the trailer from this alone.
Some important features it showed off were improved visuals and much better handling. The Wii wasn't all that precise and even the special new Wii remote designed for the original Skyward Sword wasn't quite accurate enough to capture its better moments. You can even get a special new pair of Joy-Cons in celebration
Skyward Sword officially releases tomorrow on Friday, July 16th. You can preorder the game right now ahead of launch.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Switch Release Time
Release times are a little bit awkward for Nintendo. Generally, they attempt to launch their games at midnight in your time zone but that doesn't always work out
If it doesn't release by then, Nintendo Support said that game will be available at 12 pm PT / 2 pm ET / 6 pm BST on the day of release.
File Download Size
As of right now, Skyward Sword HD is registered at around 7.1GB on the preorder page but this could go up on day one if anything drastic needs fixing with the game.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Pre Order Bonuses
Over on the Nintendo site, they answer all the questions you might have here, giving appropriate links and information.
- Amazon give you a steelbook
- Game give you a steelbook, t-shirt and keyring
- GameStop give you a steelbook, t-shirt and keyring
- ShopTo give you a steelbook and keyring
- Simply Games give you a steelbook and keyring
- Smyths give you a steelbook. keyring and poster
- The Games Collection give you a steelbook and keyring