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This page is about whether The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch is a Remake or Remaster. Read on to learn why this game is a Remaster as opposed to a Remake.
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was originally released for the Nintendo Wii, and later ported to the Wii U. Recently, Nintendo announced that they would also be releasing Skyward Sword to the Nintendo Switch.
Skyward Sword HD is a remaster of the Wii game for the Nintendo Switch. It is not a remake, although it does offer a few changes from the original version.
According to Nintendo, you can choose to use motion controls using Joy Cons similar to the original Wii version, or use the Right-thumbstick, offering a more conventional playstyle.
With this, you can expect a smoother and accessible gameplay for players who can't use motion controls for Skyward Sword HD.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a remaster as opposed to a remake as it simply an updated version of the original Wii game. It has enhanced graphics and a few features not present in the original, but the core gameplay, engine, and models remain the same in almost every other way.
A feature exclusive to Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch allows you to play the game using the traditional button control scheme.
Instead of using motion controls, you use the Right-thumbstick to swing your sword in a certain direction. This will hopefully make the game more appealing to a new player base, as this new mode of play removes the sword swinging motions done with your wrists, and instead allows for more accessible controls via your thumbs.
The game also allows you to use the new Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figure during gameplay. Using this amiibo allows you to fast travel between the sky and the surface.
Rating and Review | Is It Worth It?
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Release Date Guide
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Learn how to pre-order Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and see all pre-order bonuses from participating retailers!
How to Get the Skyward Sword Joy Cons
Learn how to pre-order the Skyward Sword Joy Cons and see which retailers carry this accessory!
Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and amiibo Compatibility
Read more about Skyward Sword HD's amiibo compatibility, as well as the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo!
New Features and Changes
Learn whats new and the list of changes for Skyward Sword HD!
HD Graphics Comparison
See a graphics comparison between the original Wii and the Switch versions in this article!
How to Preload
Learn how to preload Skyward Sword HD on your Nintendo Switch ahead of the release date!
Is Skyward Sword HD Open World?
Learn whether or not Skyward Sword is an open world game.
Is Skyward Sword HD a Remake?
Learn what makes Skyward Sword HD a remake or a remaster in this article!
Is there a Demo?
Read about the demo availability of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch.
Plot Summary and Story Synopsis
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