Nintendo have released a new story and gameplay overview trailer for upcoming action adventure The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
As previously reported, the game takes place at the earliest point of the series; featuring the birth of Hyrule as a land far beneath floating islands in the sky. Players must fend off a terrible awakening evil threatening to destroy the world.
Starting on the floating island of Skyloft, venture to the land below to save Zelda. Venture across forests, volcanoes, and desert, meeting friendly natives and terrible monsters.
You can swing your Joy-Con to swing your sword, parry with your shield, or use the variety of tools you’ll find. You can also use the buttons and the right analog stick instead.
You can find the Overview trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game soars onto Nintendo Switch!
Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Master realistic swordplay that matches your movements
Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches July 16th on Nintendo Switch