Skyward Sword Special Edition Joy-Cons Revealed For Nintendo Switch
During today’s Nintendo Direct, the Big N announced an official re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, undoubtedly upsetting the legions of fans hoping for some sort of anthology collection in celebration of the franchise’s 35th anniversary. It’s okay folks, the year is far from over. The good news is that Skyward Sword HD will be releasing this Summer alongside some fancy special edition Joy-Cons modeled after the Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the game.
As revealed by Nintendo, the Skyward Sword HD-themed Joy-Cons are each modeled after Link’s Master Sword and Hylian Shield , with respectively accurate sky blue and cerulean blue coloring. The shield Joy-Con sports the Eagle and Triforce icons displayed on the Hylian Shield, while the sword Joy-Con features the Triforce design as seen on the Master Sword. Both Joy-Cons feature a gold-colored overlay.
For those that have played the original Nintendo Wii version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, yes, you’ll be able to use the original title’s motion controls via the Joy-Cons. Link will “match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy,” according to Nintendo. ” Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics.” Those not looking to wave their arms about can instead choose to utilize the new button-only control scheme.
Both The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the purchasable special edition Joy-Cons will be releasing on July 16 for Nintendo Switch.
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