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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has always been in this odd and shifting spot for fan reception. Some aspects are beloved and it launched to critical acclaim. On the other hand, things like its required motion controls and copious text boxes are much less adored.

We already knew those would be addressed in Skyward Sword HD, but a new quality of life trailer has debuted to details on what it’s changing up specifically- no amiibo required.

Most notably, Fi’s hints and advice appear to be toned down and more in the player’s hands rather than a recurring interruption. Likewise, picking up an item (specifically materials that can be gathered multiple times) no longer gives a description each time. It’s one and done for those, even after quitting and returning to the game.

Speaking of returning, if you’ve played through Skyward Sword before you’ll be happy to know cutscenes can be skipped entirely if you wish. You can experience these changes, along with the already explored buttons controls and visual improvements, when The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD soars onto Switch July 16th.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.