Zelda Skyward Sword HD: Switch version with autosave function

Zelda Skyward Sword HD: Switch version with autosave function

Zelda Skyward Sword HD

It is known that the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is not a 1: 1 conversion of the original. Especially with regard to the convenience functions, the port has a lot to offer that the original version was missing. As Nintendo has now revealed, this also includes an autosave function.

According to Nintendo of America, the game status of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (buy now € 59.99) is HD the switch is automatically backed up in the background at regular intervals. The developers did not reveal how large these time intervals actually are. Nevertheless, it is definitely a useful function that can save a lot of frustration - for example, if you forget to save the game manually. By the way, there is also a small change here: In the Switch version you have a total of three slots for savegames, while in the original there was only one. In this way you are a little more flexible and can manage several saved games at the same time. All of this can also be seen in this short Twitter video:

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Source: Nintendo of America

Zelda: Skyward Sword Will Finally Have Camera Controls on Switch

Ten years after its original release, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is finally getting camera controls as part of the upgraded HD version launching this week on Nintendo Switch.

Dropping this information somewhat out of the blue, Nintendo has announced, via the Japanese Legend of Zelda Twitter account, that the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will include camera controls as part of the game for the first time. This was one of the major points of contention for the original release – due to the limited button configuration of the Wii remote and Nunchuk controller and lack of a second stick, it was often tricky to get the game's camera to sit where you wanted it to be.

It was particularly annoying in some of the more enclosed spaces in the game's dungeons for example, which sometimes required Link to be in a very particular position in order to actually view an item or object that would help to solve a puzzle or progress.

This feature wasn’t included in the HD remaster's Quality of Life Improvements trailer released a couple of weeks ago, which detailed additions such as autosave, skippable cutscenes, and running at 60fps. Nevertheless, it’s a welcome extra, even if it is controlled a little weirdly when playing without motion controls. Due to the right Joycon stick controlling Link’s sword, you’ll have to hold down the L button before moving the stick in order to control the camera.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launches this week on 16 July. Are you looking forward to the HD version of Skyward Sword? Will you be playing the game for the first time, or are you jumping back in after a decade? With Breath of the Wild 2 launching next year, and fans speculating that the game will have some links to Skyward Sword, now seems like the perfect time to jump in.

Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman