The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer

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Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to Switch on July 16 with refined motion controls and an all-new button scheme. The news comes alongside a Skyward Sword Switch trailer during February's Nintendo Direct.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is set in Skyloft thousands of years before the original Zelda and tells the story of the original Triforce wielders. It's an atypical Zelda game in structure, not least because it originally relied on motion controls for all of Link's battles when it was first released on the Nintendo Wii.



These motion controls were often quite tedious and unresponsive. Now, however, Nintendo has refined them for use with the Switch's Joy-Con. The right Joy-Con controls Link's sword, and instead of the Wii Nunchuk, the left Joy-Con controls his shield.

There's a special Skyward Sword Joy-Con set that comes out with the game with the Hylian crest and Zelda logo.

For the first time, however, Skyward Sword finally has a button scheme that replaces motion controls for handheld mode and Nintendo Switch Lite users.



Skyward Sword on Switch releases July 16 as part of Zelda's 35th anniversary celebrations.

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