The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
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Release date(s)
North America July 16, 2021[1]
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is an upcoming remaster of the 2011 game Skyward Sword set to release for Nintendo Switch.

Changes and Additions


The game now has a standard resolution of 1080p and runs at 60 FPS.[2] Additionally, characters' names now appear in the upper-left area of their dialogue box while speaking.

Gameplay Elements

Players can choose to replace motion controls with button controls, allowing the game to be played in both handheld mode and on the Nintendo Switch Lite.[3] The game also features amiibo support. By using the Zelda and Loftwing amiibo, Link can travel between saved points in the Sky and on the surface.[4]


Skyward Sword HD was first announced during a Nintendo Direct stream in February 2021.[5]



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  1. As the original Skyward Sword is canon, this automatically qualifies Skyward Sword HD to be canon.


  1. "Release date: Jul 16, 2021" — Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo, published February 17, 2021, retrieved February 17, 2021.
  2. Andy Robinson, Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Switch with 60fps graphics and new controls, VGC, published February 17, 2021, retrieved February 18, 2021.
  3. "But, we've also made it possible to play the game with button controls to ensure it can be played in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system." —Eiji Aonuma (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch)
  4. Nintendo, Introducing the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, YouTube (video), published May 18, 2021, retrieved May 18, 2021.
  5. Ana Diaz, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword coming to Nintendo Switch, Polygon, published February 17, 2021.
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