In its 35 year history, The Legend of Zelda franchise has seen many revolutionary titles and ones that didn’t quite hit the mark. From the game changers like Breath of the Wild and Ocarina of Time to less popular entries like Triforce Heroes, there are plenty of hits and misses in the franchise, but few as divisive as Skyward Sword. The 2011 Wii title divided fans with its amazing dungeons and interesting lore (canonically older than the rest of the games), but frustrating hand-holding and the emphasis on motion controls have been a hot source of debate ever since.

Flash forward 10 years and Skyward Sword is getting a new lease of life with the move to the Nintendo Switch and a host of quality of life upgrades that Nintendo hopes will bring back the naysayers. But has the iconic publisher done enough to modernize the experience? Join Alex Stadnik and Ben Reeves for this issue of New Gameplay Today Live as we answer that question and more! We hope you have your coffee ready because we’re going live earlier this time and the fun begins on July 14th at 8:00 a.m. CT exclusively on Twitch!

Instead of wading through the longer Skyward Sword tutorial, let’s dive right into the good stuff and start the stream in the Lanayru Mining Facility, the game’s third dungeon. From there we will showcase the new Quality of Life updates, the various control schemes, and anything else the chat might want to see!

Want more about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? Be sure to check out the new trailer that shows all of the upgrades Nintendo made to the Switch version of the game prior to its July 16 release date. Plus, at Game Informer, we love Zelda and we do a huge amount of content all week. including a look at our favorite moments from the series, some of the best mods out there, and much more!



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