The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a high-definition remaster for the Nintendo Switch system of the Wii games The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, scheduled to be released worldwide on July 16, 2021. It features an upgraded resolution and graphics, increased frame-rate, Amiibo support, and new button-only controls.
As in the original, Skyward Sword HD features motion controls through the use of two Joy-Cons. However, it will now also support button controls for its use on portable mode, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and the Nintendo Switch Lite system. For that, the direction of Link's swings are determined by the right joystick.
The game's presentation is more "smooth" and has an upgraded resolution, up to 1080p in docked mode and 720p in portable mode. In addition to improved graphics, the game will run at 60 frames-per-second, unlike the original which ran 30 frames-per-second.
While the functionality is yet to be revealed, the game will now have Amiibo support.
Other changes include controller and interface adjustments. More general changes are expected.
Differences and changes from the original
The game will be released on July 16, 2021 worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.
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