A listing for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword recently appeared on Amazon UK, implying that the iconic Zelda title will soon receive an official Nintendo Switch port.
The listing was spotted by Wario64 on Twitter – check out the tweet below, which includes a screenshot of the Amazon UK site.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 16, 2020
As you can see, the game is clearly listed as a Switch port in the title. While there’s no release date attached to it right now, pre-orders are already open, indicating that it will be available to Switch players sooner rather than later.
Nintendo has been teasing a Skyward Sword re-release for ages – back in 2018, The Legend of Zelda senior director Eiji Aonuma said, “We know what you are thinking – Skyward Sword for Switch. Right?” As a result, it’s not the most surprising listing to pop up – however, it’s nice to finally see some confirmation that the project really is in the works.
A Skyward Sword Switch port is an inherently immense phenomenon in of itself, primarily due to the fact many people – including fans of the Zelda series – couldn’t comfortably play its original iteration on the Nintendo Wii because of its reliance on motion controls. Fanbyte recently published a piece on the listing saying, “just fuck those Wii motion controls.” A lot of people share that sentiment.
It’s worth noting that Zelda is currently experiencing a new golden age. With heavy-hitters like Breath of the Wild, its planned sequel, the Link’s Awakening remake, and Cadence of Hyrule, the illustrious series has somehow become even more astronomically ubiquitous than it was before – as a result, it’s a perfect time to re-release one of its most iconic titles for contemporary consoles.
Again, there’s no official release date for the Skyward Sword Switch port, and the current placeholder date is set to 2030, which obviously isn’t accurate. Also, Nintendo has not published news of the port on any of its own official channels, meaning that the Amazon UK listing is all we have to go off. That being said, it was already heavily rumored and sorely wanted, so it’s not unreasonable to assume said listing is legitimate.