Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Aug 172020

The latest unannounced game to be mysteriously listed online is a Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which briefly appeared on Amazon UK over the weekend.

(It’s gone now.)

I played the original Skyward Sword on the Wii, and the special Zelda-themed Wiimote that came bundled with it is still the one I use today when I play a Wii game.

Lots of fans criticize Skyward Sword, but I liked it. I thought the motion controls added an interesting twist to combat, and I actually really liked how the hub area was handled.

In fact, while I enjoyed A Link Between Worlds decently enough, Skyward Sword is probably the last new (not counting remakes/remasters) Zelda game I really had a great time with, which I’m sure puts me in the minority of fans.

I don’t know if I’d replay it with all the other games I want to play, but I’d be happy to see Skyward Sword get a remaster.

Some fans think a remaster would need to be completely redone in order to work on the Switch without the motion controls, so that it could be played in handheld mode. There have been some docked-only Switch games, including Super Mario Party, but maybe they wouldn’t want to do that with something as major as a mainline Legend of Zelda game.

And since remasters sometimes include quality-of-life improvements and other enhancements, some player who disliked parts of Skyward Sword are hoping a remaster could improve some of its issues, like Fi’s constant help.

It’s still just a rumor, so there’s a chance we won’t see a Skyward Sword Switch remaster at all. Killer7 was recently believed to be coming to the Switch, but that was refuted. There’s still been no word either way about the potential No More Heroes remaster.

Maybe we’ll hear about them both at the next Nintendo Direct?

Right now we’ve got an indie showcase scheduled for tomorrow, but who knows what will come after that? I hope we’ll get some exciting new announcements from Nintendo soon.

Would you play a Skyward Sword remaster if it was brought to the Switch?

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