We might not have received the Breath of the Wild 2 news we were hoping for during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, but series producer Eiji Aonuma did reveal that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD would be arriving on Switch later this year.

Now, thanks to an eShop listing popping up for the new title, we can start to dig into some new details for the upcoming remaster. Firstly, even though it wasn't mentioned during the presentation, the listing reveals that Skyward Sword HD will feature amiibo support – a feature which wasn't possible in the original Wii game owing to the fact that amiibo didn't actually exist yet.

Specific details on how amiibo will function haven't yet been shared, but the listing also reveals that the game will be playable across Docked, Handheld and Tabletop modes as you'd expect, will support your Pro Controller and the Save Data Cloud service, and will be an estimated 7.5GB in size if you opt for a digital copy (for the sake of comparison, Breath of the Wild uses 14.4GB).

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Image: Nintendo)

The game launches on Switch on 16th July 2021, alongside some rather lovely new Joy-Con for your console.

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