The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the last mainline entry in the Zelda series. Of course, you could count Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity since it’s a prequel to that game, but the overall world of that title is still the latest. Instead of giving us a release date for a Breath of the Wild 2 last week, Nintendo showed off an HD remake of Skyward Sword. This game was the last one to release for the Wii, and was the pinnacle of all Zelda games up until that point. I’ve never played it, so I’m really looking forward to my first playthrough being on Switch.
The Legend of Zelda is a series that’s very special to me, as I’m sure it is to you as well. The games tell touching tales and get you into the action. You feel like you’ve grown as a person by the time you’ve finished one of them. Unfortunately, I never had time to play Skyward Sword. It launched at a time in my life when I had way too much going on, and I’d already moved onto the PS3 as my main console of choice. Even though this was a Zelda game, I just never got around to playing it.
However, I’ve always been aware that the game doubled down on every aspect of the previous titles that fans enjoyed. The story is said to be second to none, and since it tells the tale of the Master Sword’s creation, it feels like a gap in my Zelda knowledge that simply has to be filled.
The Switch release will make this game even more personal because I’ll be playing it on a portable console. The controls have been reworked so that I can make things even more personal on my Switch Lite. I love how the unique control scheme will still live on, even though I’m not going to be playing this with the full glory of the Wii Remote.
If nothing else, this game is fan service for Zelda fans from Nintendo, and it’s a reminder that there are still great experiences to be had out there, even if they’re not in the latest games on the market.