Nintendo of America revealed the box art and key visuals for the upcoming Nintendo Switch HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Lock art and box art for upcoming remasters The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was unveiled by Nintendo after the game’s announcement.
Nintendo of America tweeted both the box art and the main visual on February 23. The image features the game’s hero Link front and center, with the villain Ghirahim on the left and companion Fi on the right. Link’s main hub Skyloft, a floating island, is visible in the background along with two Loftwings, the Guardian Birds of Skyloft, flying above it. Link raised the Goddess Sword into the sky with his right hand with a shield in his left. While traditionally left-handed, Link is right-handed Sky Sword for the first time in Legend of Zelda franchise due to Nintendo Wii motion control.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced at the latest Nintendo Direct with the official trailer. The trailer shows off the control scheme of the upcoming Nintendo Switch remaster. The original game for the Nintendo Wii uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuck motion controls, and the Switch replicates it using two Joycons. However, an additional control scheme will allow players to use a control stick instead of motion controls so they can play in handheld mode or on Switch Lite. A pair of Joycons designed like the Master Sword and Hylian Shield will be released alongside the remaster.
Sky Sword originally released for the Nintendo Wii in November 2011. The game introduces the origins of many iconic elements from the franchise such as Link, Ganondorf, Master Sword, and Hyrule. The story revolves around Link’s journey from Skyloft to Surface to save Zelda and imprison an ancient demon lord named Demise. A Nintendo Switch remaster is being released to celebrate Sky Swordtenth anniversary and 35th birthday Legend of Zelda franchise.
Developed and published by Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD goes on sale July 16 for Nintendo Switch.
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