If you are anything like us, you've been looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD which land on Nintendo Switch on 16th July. This would be exciting enough on its own, but along with this launch came some delightful new Joy-Con which will make you feel much more at home with the action.
With The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Joy-Con, you will notice that the right Joy-Con controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left features the Hylian Shield motif. The safety strap cords look pretty snazzy, too.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the themed Joy-Con launched for Nintendo Switch on 16th July. Don't miss our guide on where to find the best deals on the Zelda: Skyward Sword Zelda Loftwing amiibo or our Zelda: Skyward Sword HD buyers guide, either. You'll need the game to go with the controllers, right?.
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Do you intend to pick up these Joy-Con with the game? Check out the gallery below for a much closer look at these lovely new controllers.
Buying! Buying! Did I mention I’m buying these?
I was hoping Nintendo would get back into themed Joycons. I feel like they found the sweet spot for variant buyers. Procons and Joycons are the way to go.
I do hope they do a bundle pack though. Since I am getting the game as well.
There is no way to pre-order these yet, is there?
Also these are probably the best Joy-Cons yet.
Hello, beautiful Joy Cons.
I want the Joy Cons but Not interested at all with Zelda games.
Reminds me: are the animal crossing joy-cons buyable anywhere in Europe?
Don’t want to buy the complete bundle to be honest.
I'm definetly getting these!!!
my birthday falls on July 7th so this gives me a good excuse to snag them, not sure whether to buy skyward sword with them or grab the links awakening remake, i'm pretty torn rn
I haven't decided whether to grab a pair or not yet but preorders have already started to sell out at some places here so threw down an order just in case and I'll decide later on. They do look nice. Would enjoy using them for a month or two till they start drifting.
Hopefully you can get skyward sword and these as a set, and also hopefully they have sorted out drift on them
Love the designs on these joycons but the only annoyance is that as soon as orders hit the scalpers will dive in fast, how much chance do I have in picking these up?
Anywhere is Europe doing preorders for these yet?
@Bunkerneath I still have the limited edition skyward sword Wii remote plus that I got bundled with the game so it would be nice to have these too.
I love them so much. Absolutely beautiful.
I definitely want a pair of these. I am not sure I would want to use them though because of how nice they look. =)
They are SO pretty there’s no way I can pass on these.
Have already preordered them.
Joy Con Drift, Zelda edition
Should I give up on a Zelda themed console...?
@eltomo I wouldn’t. Nintendo did the “mario red” joycons and still made a themed system later.
They look great. Gold would’ve been better
I still have a few golden Wiimotes I collected from the Wii days. Golden nunchucks, too. It's great to see them continuing the tradition, though the Wii packaged it's golden Wiimote with copies of Skyward Sword for an extra 10 bucks or so, an incredible deal.
They are really nice. It’s just a shame they’re Joy-Cons. I totally understand why they’ve done Joy-Cons but if it was a Pro Controller in that design I’d have been all over it.
I aint buying a single new Joy-Con until they re-design them and fix the drift.
This new release doesn't give me much hope for that...
Yeah. I probably will be getting this. Dang you, Ninty. Ha.
(And yes, I still have the special edition wiimote and gamecube style controller you could plug into your wiimote. Hoh boy.)
I was hoping for gold, like the Wii remote, but these are quite attractive and will be my go-to joy cons from the day they are released.
I still have my themed Wii Remote+ that was bundled with Skyward Sword on the Wii. Definitely going to try grabbing these! Hopefully pre-orders are opening soon?
I don't need them, but I will probably buy them anyway.
No questions asked i will buy these. I don't know if i will even use them because they are so pretty
Do I need those? No
Will I buy them? Yes
Attack using joy-con drift!
Today I pre ordered these, Skyward Sword HD, and Mario Golf.
I've never felt the need to buy extra joy cons. I still have a launch Switch, and still haven't had any drift (knock on wood), but I will be purchasing these beauties. I'm more excited about the joy cons than the game.
They really are beautiful looking Joy Cons..however both my other pair have terrible drift that have made it trying to play any games with them totally unplayable..disgusting and no reason to say these wouldn't go the same way.I'll stick to my third party controller that is far superior.
These are the best looking Joy-Cons yet. As much I love all things Zelda related, I'm not sure if I can justify getting this set though as I have two pro controllers & two pairs of Joy-Cons already. That being said, as I mainly play games using my Pro Controllers, I would find it extremely hard to resist buying a new Pro Controller if Nintendo were to do one in this Zelda theme🤞
If no I'll stick with my Pro Con and Hori Con.
thats look awesome, but im going for the monster hunter pro con
Is the drift included in the set for free or is that extra plus shipping and handling?
@Wazeddie22 which controller do you speak of
OK, fanboys and -girls, give me all your hate:
Both colors look cool on it's own. But together... They just don't fit together! They look too similar to be combined.
Do I intend to pickup these joy-con? Abso-smegging-lutely!
They look stunning but until they sort the drift I won't be buying any more unfortunately.
These absolutely made me buy them.
@huyi Me too, thats why I want it like that. Even though the actual controller itself burned out and I had to replace the insides with a new controller parts, but still looks like the original
Anyone in the US able to pre-order these yet? I can't find from the usual places outside of Play-asia which already sold out.
I don't need these, I don't need these, I don't need these.....
BUT I WANT THEM!!
The best part of these is how salty unauthorized controller "artists" are about them.
behold the joy cons that will still drift
Its funny how these caught more attention than BOTW controllers because you know botw, their designs are a bit dull.
These are true zelda joy cons because SS is a real zelda game.
@huyi l forgot they had a special wii remote. It was gorgeous and now l sorta want it even though l hardly play on the wii but it will look nice with my special edition skyward sword for the wii. Gold gold!
@Rob3008 Call me cynical, but Nintendo won't release/design new Joy-Cons minus the dreaded drift. If they do, it will be seen as an admittance on their part that there is a drift issue, something that they still deny. Unfortunately, as PS5 users are now finding, drifting on modern controllers is very real and something we are now stuck with.
These look amazing and as such will be scalped to high hell!
yeah, even PS5 controllers are drifting now. Joy cons aren't the only one.
And how does Xbox make a perfect controller that doesn't drift as often
Comes free with joy-con drift!
As for Sony: Also skimping out on good analogue sticks? Maybe coming from the same supplier?
Getting it if the scalpers don't grab them all in advance.
I would like to get it but I already have 3 sets of joycons and a pro controller lol
You all better go with these now!! Cause it will eventually drift 😁
maybe it's an illusion, but do they look thicker than regular joycons?
They do look nice but I doubt I'll be able to even find them for purchase.
I really hope Nintendo makes enough of these because I really want them. Even though I have an ACNH Switch, I don't care. I want these Joy Con! Fingers crossed Canadian retailers offer pre-orders.
I want this but i don't want to deal with joy con drift again.
Does it mess with anyone else that these controllers are essentially "right handed" but Link held the sword in his left hand in some games?
@1ofUs Its the Yobwin controller.A cheaper version of Nintendo's own pro controller.Bought it on Amazon over a year ago and had no trouble at all.Recommend it.
Stunning, I love them. No thanks to drifting, if I did purchase them, they will stay in the box as collector's items unfortunately. Now if Hori made them...
@BenAV Where did you put your pre-order in, and where have you seen it sell out? I've checked about a half dozen of the usual outlets, and haven't seen any indication whatsoever that they've been up for order.
While they're up for pre-order on GameStop, I can't even access the cart or checkout on the browser OR the app! I wish it would show up on Amazon for Pre-order, so I can pay with Gift Cards.
@Hordak Zelda games that used motion control made Link right handed as there are more right handed people in the world. (No dis to Lefties, my mom is one). That is why TP was the “mirror” version on gamecube. This is standard procedure for Nintendo.
Edit: gamecube was first so the right handed versions are inverted. I bought the wii version only so I mixed that up despite having read that at the time.
@BenAV Analog stick drift is easy to fix.
@Meehanuk Drift can be fixed in less than 5 mins...
@JimmySpades Here in Australia.
They look really cool, but I'm not buying any more joycons until they fix them.
@Jake_homs Best Buy and Game Stop had pre-orders this afternoon, but they sold out almost instantly.
im feeling hot hot hot
I'm usually all over special controllers like this, but as other have pointed out, drift is an issue. I'd basically be afraid to use these joyons too much.
@Mr_Persona yes the wiimote was one of a kind! idk how much it's worth now tho
@Miu Drift for free as usual
It is easy, and no, ***** happens. Its not a faulty product.
@Joekun fix it yourself!
@huyi so on amazon for brand new is 200 which is crazy. But l just found out my ss special version is the one that comes with the wii remote. l am lucky, just need the remote then
@YoungLink64 I agree. It would help if stores put a "1 per customer limit" on stuff like this, but it seems we are living in a world full of scalpers.
@HXLXIII I’ve had them fixed multiple times. Are you suggesting there is a permanent fix? Either way I don’t feel like investing in defective hardware.
Yup, I wanted to preorder these and yet again, all the scalpers grabbed the pre orders before us regular folk even had a chance.
As good as these joycons look, im still a bit worried about buying them re drift.
I dont want to buy any joycons until the drift problem has been rectified or they are completely new architecture inside
To collect or to play with, that is the question.
Sold out... 😩 Now what??? Is this limited forever??? Help me...
...and there you have it... this thread is precisely WHY Nintendo haven’t fixed the drift issue... if people keep buying where is their incentive?
I can’t quite believe what I’m seeing. This hardware is duff by design and because they’ve stuck some pound shop transfers on them people will stay throw cash their way. Wow, just wow.
I'd absolutely love to buy these stylish controllers, but I've resisted purchasing any Joy-Con tech until I can confirm the drift issue has been resolved. Can't commit to buying an expensive thing I know comes pre-broken.
Def buying! Will pre-order asap.
Wish I can have a bot running to get just one. We can always, buy them on ebay or bid insane prices but not pay. I've occasionally been burned by buyers just not paying, not communicated, having to deal with relisting and the buyers never get penalized.
Dont think it would be that hard to be honest to change
Please dont tell me the pro controller gets drift as well!
I ended up unable to pre-order those Zelda Joy Cons, so I ended up going to ControllerChaos.com, and bought ToeJam & Earl Joy Cons. They're painted, then tested, and if there's something wrong with them, you can send them back and have them fixed for free! They cost $180 American, that's $80 for the Joy Cons, and $100 for the Paint Job. Probably a bit more than what Scalpers would charge for those Zelda ones.
I like them but I'll not buy another joycon. My console left had bad drift, and the right connection issues. My second pair no drift (yet) but the right joycon has even worse connection issues!
I love the joycon in theory. But darned if they aren't overpriced for a faulty product. :/
Even the Pro controller has a crap D-pad. A first for nintendo.
Switch is the only nintendo system I've ever owned where I prefer third party controllers.
I went with Amazon. fingers crossed I've still got a job in July, no seriously, it's looking super grim at the mo. Stay safe and awesome everyone!
Aaaaaand preordered! Why do I do this to myself!? We all know they'll eventually drift! xD
Got em. Thanks!!
Thanks for the heads up!
Preordered from Shopto yesterday evening at just under £64, but then got an email this morning saying they can’t fulfil it. Guess they blew through their consignment during preorders. Preordered on Amazon though.
It's hard to justify with the joycon drift still around. They look amazing though!
@FX102A Had exactly the same!
Hoping Amazon honours the pre-orders. Difficult to guarantee any electronics these days!
Weird that, as I was just having a search this morning to see if they were up yet.....
Ordered with Amazon, had some credit left with them so happy days
Hmm one is purple and one is blue. They clash. It's gonna do my head in. Not gonna buy em.
Just got in a pre order for Amazon sweet thank you 😊
Finally, the UK gets preorders. Pre-ordered.
@Ravenmaster The Hylian shield is blue, the handle of the Master Sword is purple. That's why the colour difference.
Just pre-ordered, these joy cons look lovely. I want two sets but think I'll just stick with the one pair because of the price.
@Trikeboy it clashes and just ends up looking bad. I'd have much prefered black and gold ones that matched
Surely there should be a bundle for these driftcons with the physical release?
Pre-ordered thanks for the update Nintendo life.
@Perryg92 Look at it this way, every time you return them for repair you get them done free and you get an additional 1 year warranty. Your joy cons will be perpetually newer than your switch ;D
@jsty3105 sadly I don't think Nintendo UK / Europe offer the free repairs.
Seems to be a US only situation.
@Perryg92 Oh Ninty UK does it too - just quietly. I've done it
@jsty3105 oooh interesting! Thanks for the heads up!
Wonder if they'd accept repairing my Splatoon colour set.
@Perryg92 Well worth trying - postage is free after all
GAME preorders are live now too
From Nintendo: Now with more drift!
@Dazza Game now has pre-orders open, with amazon now being sold out for the time being.
These are going to be a full-blown nightmare to find.
I was able to pre order them from Smyths on 30th March. I just hope they get enough stock to be able to fulfil all of their pre orders.
I was hopping, as usual, for the Nintendo UK store to have them, but they seems to just have decided to make things even better and to never put it on pre-order.. (and stop all pre-order, period. Pokemon Snap is still not even listed and is released this week!)
@huyi well all retailers that sell joycons will have these some might have limited but overall i recommend waiting till the 16th to buy them
Short answer, these joy-cons are still unavailable. These look amazing, but they haven't fixed the joy-con drift so these are practically guaranteed to have issues. I used to be okay with Nintendo's repair service, but they've since changed that to use local repair centers. My last two joy-con's I sent in have come back with "fixed" yet incredibly dinged up replacements that also had grime around the joysticks and buttons on the replacements I received. The one's I sent in were clean and the one's I received were obviously someone else's used joy-cons despite being "cleaned". I'm to the point that practically only use the Pro controller.
I only use the PowerA wireless GameCube Controller.
The JoyCons are horrible! I have two full sets/pairs and they just do nothing but drift.
And before anyone chimes in about not taking care of them, they drifted on Day 1!
Got these preordered back in March, super happy about that. Also got the Loftwing amiibo pre-ordered as of yesterday! Can't wait to replay Skyward Sword, I never finished it on Wii.
All sold out in the U.S. I see some sites in the UK are still up, but not sure if they ship to US or not.
@nymbosox I don't believe pre-orders have actually opened up on those sites for the US. NL just mentioned the product pages have opened, and that preorders would be later. I'm sure NL will update this article once those open as well.
They opened up on best buy and gamestop in the US when they were announced but i never got any wind of when they went up for preorder and the next day they went up randomly and i missed out.
Had my order on very sorted for a couple of weeks now. Helps I had a 20% off code.
Why are ppl still buying these!
The drift is terrible and has happened to all 3 sets of mine.
Also the right joy con loses connection while in tv mode. Does any one know a fix for this?
I am assuming these will not be as limited as people think.
Guaranteed to drift in a month or so. Please don't waste your money unless you're shelving them.
Would be cool if the L & R joycon icons, at the bottom of the Switch's home screen, got replaced with a sword & shield upon using them both wirelessly.
If my other 3 sets didnt all get drift these would be tempting! I currently use hori pads in handheld mode and pro controller on tv......so chuffed they added button controls alonside motion
I shouldn't have gotten the Splatoon colours for Christmas (neon green and hot pink). They literally announced these Zelda ones a few months after.
No thanks the joy cons are garbage, I think I will buy a pro controller instead!
Meh, I don't like blue things.
@Miu just a fyi neither of those are drift free either
@Patendo both those controllers get drift issues as well, just a FYI.
@nymbosox yea but they take limited pre orders on those sites at that time and allow preordering of the minimum amount they will receive.,They usually put them up again before release when they know exactly how many they will get.
@Perryg92 they will repair it for free or replace it with an exact one. Since the splatoon set is limited they would probably replace all the insides and keep the shells unless they have extra laying around but he’s they will fix or replace them for free.
Remember it will take a few weeks to get them back after initial shipping them to them.
@Dirty0814 I certainly hope so bc im not camping outside of gamestop for a damn amiibo and joycons lol
Already gone from Walmart.
Just put some stickers on your existing joy cons ?
@andyg1412 I've just bought an 8bittodo Bluetooth adapter so I can use my Xbox or playstation controller on it , was only 16 quid
I would buy it, but a regular joycon costs 100 dolars in Brazil and this one cost almost 200 dolars (and extremely hard to find). It's easier to buy a regular one and the shell at Aliexpress (some retailers sells original shells, probably they buy directly from the shell supplier). There are a PC software to edit how the console identify the colors too, changing it in the joy-con firmware.
Had them pre-ordered, but cancelled.
They sure are pretty, but I'm not spending £65 for them to sit in my cupboard for 3 years until I flog them.
While these look pretty good I've been using third party ones for a while now and never looked back.
Update June 17th: Sold out in less than an hour, probably by the time this article was updated.
I really don't like these at all.
Just cancelled my uk order if someone wants to grab it quickly lol enjoy
These Joy-Cons look sick until it gets a serious cause of continental drift.
Yaaay..... another new pair of drifters!
@JH64 for me it was the left joycon losing connection whilst connected to the switch screen! Bloody annoying!
Joycons look nice but utter junk!
Its kind of ***** just how joycon are still being priced this high after over 4 years. Not to mention the fact that joycon drift is still an issue after over 4 years. I want them but I'm not willing to be bent over and [email protected]$%ed for the privilege of having them
@Dragwhite I happened to be reading this today so Happy Birthday!
@UrDone a little bit late, but thank you!!!
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