The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is quite a divisive game in the series’ history. While the game was great overall, many complaints involved the handholding, Fi being annoying, and the motion controls being wonky.
There’s a good possibility that Nintendo will address these issues in the upgraded port (they have already mentioned that the Switch’s superior hardware should make the motion controls feel smoother and intuitive.)
Despite the divide on whether Skyward Sword is “the worst 3D Zelda game,” the game seems to be doing fine on pre-order sales. Though, this isn’t surprising; Nintendo’s IP has such powerful branding and Zelda is one of their top franchises, about on par with their Mario and Pokémon franchises.
On both Amazon’s US and UK stores, the game has been listed as “Temporarily out of stock,” and it is currently the top game on the website’s Best Selling chart.
The original Skyward Sword sold over 3 million copies on the Wii and is the first game in the series, chronologically, and actually explains why the series is named “The Legend of Zelda.”
It’s safe to say that the game will sell really well, as it’s a shiny HD version of a Zelda game that’s been out for 10 years (and was also originally released for the series’ 25th Anniversary). And the Switch is also an extremely popular console, so the game will likely attract newcomers, as well.
It will also be a game to keep Zelda fans preoccupied while waiting for the sequel to Breath of the Wild, which Eiji Aonuma (the producer of The Legend of Zelda series) has stated is going through development smoothly, and that he will have information to share with the public later this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD releases on July 16th, 2021.
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