The Morning After – Engadget

by Jeremy

Earlier this week, Nintendo teased a Livestream for upcoming games. Maybe some remastered Zelda titles for the Switch, finally? It is the 35th anniversary of the game series, and Mario got the treatment last year.

Well, yes, we got one. The company blazed through 20 new game announcements, saving the best for last: a remake of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and a Splatoon sequel.

The Morning After

We’ll come back to the former, but the presentation also revealed a new Mario Golf game, Fall Guys, heading to Switch this summer, and Famicom Detective Club, a visual novel style game being localized for the US. Also, a Ninja Gaiden collection and Knockout City, a dodgeball-inspired game coming to Switch and PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

But back to arguably the main reveal. The original Skyward Sword was a mainline Zelda title that launched, unfortunately, on the Wii U. Nintendo’s beleaguered predecessor to the Switch struggled to sell throughout its lifetime. The game was divisive, with many complaints about filler tasks, a quirky motion-controlled battle interface, and, apparently, a harp, which is now a trigger word for those who played the original.

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