The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: how do the controls work?

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD: how do the controls work?

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD

How will the controls of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD work? Nintendo ensures that this re-release will have "smoother motion controls" and the ability to play using just the buttons.

For obvious reasons the original game's control system has been redesigned to take advantage of Joy-Con : the right controller will be used to wield the sword while the left controller will be used to raise the shield and block opponents' attacks. These movements can also be used to throw bombs, use the bow with arrows and use various inventory items.

In addition, a second control scheme based entirely on keys is introduced, for playing on Nintendo Switch Lite or in handheld mode with Nintendo Switch. In this case, to move the sword, simply tilt the right stick in the desired direction.

The re-edition of Link's adventure originally released on Wii in 2011 will be available from July 16th, Joy-Con will also arrive on the same day of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, already available for pre-order from GameStopZing and other retailers. A great opportunity to (re) discover one of the most underrated Zelda games by the general public but important for the evolution of the saga, with many ideas that have become standard for the Nintendo series.

Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's 'Smoother And More Intuitive' Controls

Since announcing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch, Nintendo has been continually reminding fans on social media that this version of the game will be a better experience than the original Wii release.

In its latest post on Twitter, it notes how the controls in the game have been recreated and are now 'smoother and more intuitive' than the 2011 release. So yeah - that's yet another reason to perhaps double dip.

In addition to enhanced controls, there'll also be some new control options. As previously noted, there are now button and analog inputs - allowing you to make sword motions by simply tilting the sticks.

The controls were a big talking point when Skyward Sword was originally released, so it's not all that surprising to see Nintendo talking-up the new and improved control styles.

Will you be picking up this game when it takes flight on the Nintendo Switch this July? Leave a comment down below.