Category: Skyward Sword

Surely to the delight of dedicated fans, Skyward Sword HD‘s release has coincided with a collection of merchandise the size of Eldin Volcano. Whether a pre-order bonus or an additional purchase, there’s been no shortage of supplemental items available alongside the game itself. Yet another novelty has become available from My Nintendo UK in the form of this XL post card set and accompanying art stand. This set includes seven large-scale postcards featuring artwork inspired by Skyward Sword HD. Link,…

Happy Monday, everyone! Let’s get the week started off right with another exciting Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest! For the past month or so, we’ve been cycling through screenshots that came out of E3, such as last week’s image featuring Link’s brand new Guardian Flail in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. But in honor of Skyward Sword HD‘s release last Friday, let’s take a trip back to Skyloft for this week’s contest. Last Week’s Contest: Everyone knocked it out of the…

Though the Zelda series has a plethora of recurring iconography, most titles in the franchise implement a mechanic or feature that sets them apart from the others. Sometimes these are tied to the primary gameplay loop, the narrative, or even the hardware the game runs on. While not all have been successful, a few have created genuinely unique experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. With Skyward Sword HD at the forefront of many fan’s minds right now, much focus has been put on…

Skyward Sword HD has only been available for a handful of days, but it’s already soaring to the top of sale’s charts! The remastered title has taken the number one spot in the UK chart for physical box sales, for the week ending July 17th, according to new data from marketing research group GfK. Skyward Sword HD sits at number one this week, with games like Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Animal Crossing following behind. Skyward Sword HD is the…

Music is an important component of the Zelda series. In addition to the amazing soundtracks created by composers like Koji Kondo, musical instruments and tools have been featured in a variety of games. The first Zelda game  featured the recorder, and later games added instruments like the ocarina, flute, and harp. The harp was the key instrument in Skyward Sword, though its gameplay functionality was limited. While the harp may play a diminutive role in Skyward Sword, the game has…

Power A, one of the most prominent manufacturers of video game peripherals, is at it again–this time adding the Zelda Blood Moon Switch controller to its already impressive product line. The American company is set to release the controller August 15, with pre-orders now available on Amazon for a list price of $54.99 (USD). In addition to the incredible artwork comprising the theme of the controller, the product offers the following features: Wireless Controller with Bluetooth 5.0 Technology + rechargeable lithium-ion…

Motion controls are a crucial part of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gameplay. In my own experience with the original game, the Wii’s motion controls worked extremely well for me and I enjoyed them a great deal. When I started writing for Zelda Dungeon, I discovered that these controls had not necessarily worked as well for some of my colleagues, and some writers even cited the motion controls as a major barrier to completing the game. With the release…

Just in time for the release of Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo Minute is back in the studio and in person to celebrate the exciting Nintendo Switch re-release of the 2011 Wii game. In the video, Kit and Krysta unbox mint condition copies of Skyward Sword HD, as well as the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and the special-edition Skyward Sword joy-cons. With each item, they showcase the visual details and intricacies put into the appearance of the items. All items showcased…

Major releases for The Legend of Zelda tend to be accompanied by a smorgasbord of collectible merchandise. The launch of Skyward Sword HD has been no exception, with plenty of neat extras like the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and various pre-order bonuses. Another nifty piece of memorabilia is coming soon to My Nintendo Rewards in the form of this Skyward Sword HD acrylic panel art. This beautiful piece of artwork features the iconic image of Link raising the Master Sword to the heavens,…

Today is the day!  Skyward Sword HD has finally released in all its glory!  The remaster was announced back in February 2021, much to the pleasure of the original game’s fanbase who had been crying out to see this title on the Switch.  Nintendo kept the hype train going with other announcements for pre-order bonuses, specially themed Joy-Cons and new amiibo to further excite the Zelda community — and it certainly worked!  Now that the date has arrived, many fans…