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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - How to Preload
This is a guide on how to pre-load The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn the requirements for pre-loading the game and how to pre-load before its release date.

Preloading Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Download in Advance

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Download in Advance
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD can be downloaded in advance before its release date. The full amount of the purchase will be deducted from your Nintendo eShop balance once you place your order.

Pre-orders for the game has already started. Pre-purchase your copy now!

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Benefits of Pre-Loading

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Benefits of Pre-Loading
If you pre-load The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, you will be able to play the game on its release date from 12:00 AM on July 16, 2021.

If you want to be the first on your block to get into the game, pre-loading is the way to go!

How to Pre-Load

Directly from the Nintendo eShop

Step 1
Select the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch home page.
Step 2
Find New Pokemon Snap by searching via the search bar, or by going to the "Coming Soon" section.
Step 3
Select The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Step 4
Select Proceed to Pre-order. (Download will start after confirming the purchase)

The Coming Soon tab is sorted by the date of the game's release. Once you have preloaded Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, you can start playing from 12:00AM on July 16, 2021 in your region. For U.S. players, this will be 12:00AM EST and 9:00PM PST.

Using a Download Card

Step 1
Select the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch homepage.
Step 2
Select Enter Code from the choices on the left side of the screen.
Step 3 Enter the code from your Download Card. (The game will start downloading after entering the card details and confirming)

You can also pre-load the game using a Download Card. Once you have entered the code from the card, the game will start downloading on your Nintendo Switch.

Pre-Loading Requirements

Free Up Space

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Free Up Space
When purchasing the digital version of the game, a large amount of space might be needed for you to be able to download it. If you have other game data, consider purchasing an external microSD card or try organizing your storage.

Storage Requirement

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Storage Requirement
The storage requirement of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is 7.1 GB. If your Nintendo Switch's built-in 32GB of space is full, you may need to delete other game data or use an external microSD card.

Make sure your Nintendo Switch has enough memory space available for the game before pre-loading.

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