Nintendo Details Quality of Life Improvements for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

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With just a few weeks to go before The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches on the Nintendo Switch, we’re finally getting some clarification on what the remastered version’s quality of life upgrades entail. From the looks of it, most, if not all, are a welcome change to the game that was known for being extremely divisive and notorious for its numerous tutorials and handholding.

Some of the biggest improvements include the optional help from Fi, I hated having her chime in on everything, from what Rupees are good for to spoiling puzzles, she is still my least favourite companion to this day. Luckily, Fi only appears in cut-scenes or when necessary now, so thanks to Nintendo for doing this.

The framerate gets a bump and is now locked to 60 frames per second, you can also skip cutscenes and fast-forward dialogue now. Explanations for items only occur the first time you obtain them, you no longer have to hear about every bug or item you pick up.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD now includes an autosave feature and will be saved automatically at certain points. Of course, manual saves are still available.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD launches on Nintendo Switch on July 16th.


Bobby has been gaming since he was old enough to walk. Since then, the interest has only grown stronger, and here we are today. Follow Bobby on Twitter, and just go with it. @bpashalidis

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