The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD announced for Switch

The 2011 Wii title will return in HD later this year.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which is said to be the very first game in the Zelda timeline, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. 

Announced during the Feb. 17 Nintendo Direct, which was the first full-fledged Nintendo Direct in quite some time, Skyward Sword HD is coming to Switch on July 16, 2021. 

Much like the original Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii, the HD version will support motion controls using the Switch Joy-Con controllers. Skyward Sword HD will also support a proper controller but will instead use the right thumb stick as a means to swing your sword rather than an actual button. 

The original Skyward Sword released in 2011 and was well received by credits.