The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is now available on the Switch. As part of this, Nintendo has released a new special set of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Con controllers.
Although the company has already made it clear the controllers are based on the design of the iconic Master Sword and Hylian Shield, it seems some fans have discovered a neat extra detail.
As spotted by a user on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, depending on how you look at it, the wrist straps that come with this new Joy-Con set are the same pattern as the Master Sword grip (or Fi's legs, if you'd prefer).
Nintendo seems to like putting little references and secrets into its peripherals. The Pro Controller, for example, has a hidden message.
What do you think? Do you feel this was an intentional reference on Nintendo's part or just a coincidence? Can you not un-see Fi's legs now? Let us know with a comment.
I'm playing it with the joycons today, I was aware of this, they've put a lot of thought into these...just hope they don't drift!
Instead of gripping the Master Sword, the Master Sword is now gripping your wrists. Nice!
I mean.....it was pretty obvious before the Joy Con straps... and Fi physically appeared in two (might also factor in Smash) games before the Joy Cons were released, so people already noticed the similarities of Fi to the Master Sword.
I thought this was a bait article for joy-con drift at first.
Got these on the way to me via Amazon right now. They are, by far, the best looking joy-cons released thus far. They shall compliment the OLED nicely (if I get it).
But we knew that the straps were those colours, still waiting on mine from Amazon, I got an email saying they are still looking for them. Sounds like they fell off the back of the truck to me.
UPDATE: Supposedly they cannot ship "Age Restriced items" outside UK mainland, erm I've heard some fun excuses before but this is a joke, they sold too many pre-orders and dont have any as they are now going for £90+ from Amazon sellers
@The_New_Butler Aw, that does seem like a missed opportunity. The rupee pick up noise would have been great.
@The_New_Butler but they are different Links in each game - so some are left handed and some are right handed
@The_New_Butler Aw man. That's a cool idea. Now I wish my splatoon ones would say woomy.
I want leggings with that pattern on. Come on Nintendo.
How fitting for Fi, an unnecessary accessory for anyone who is competent.
her legs got grip
Is it a reference to a character though? Fi is the actual Master Sword herself so it's just more of what it already advertised was: the Master Sword joy-con.
How is that news that the Skyward Sword master sword joycon would use the visual designs of the master sword from Skyward Sword?
Are you next going to tell use that the N64 Pikachu Edition includes a yellow mouse that is a reference to the Pokemon franchise?
Or that DMC includes Date from the Devil May Cry series?
When we get a controller that references Bayonetta's legs, then I guess we have something to talk about?
I would love to experience the Zelda joycon magic for myself....
@The_New_Butler I prefer to think of it as he is Ambidextrous. At least he has been for about 16 years now right? Since Twilight Princess? Haha.
@The_New_Butler Your point stands, but technically both Wii Zelda games were right handed.
@The_New_Butler As for the third Wii Zelda game, I think he was right handed in Link’s Crossbow Training too. 😉
Are these limited editions? I really want to get them but it seems like I missed out.
And I thought it was going to be joy con drift
I thought this was the colour they going for as it’s skyward sword joycons. I’m confused now. Maybe I'm reading it all wrong
@The_New_Butler Two. BotW Link is a righty too. As a lefty, his seemlingly more permanent righty-ness makes me sad
Have you also noticed that the plastic part (the one that connect to the joycon) of both strap thingy are not the same colour?!
they look nice, wished the scalpers didn't buy them all...
You are forgetting botw
Actually, while the colours are similar the pattern is not.
And yes, originally Link was lefthanded.
Lovely set of joy cons. Really happy with them.
Oh yeah, I noticed the new character on the Joycon, its Drift the Fairy Elf! If you play the game 20 hours, all controls reverse permanently, not locked behind an amiibo either. Really handy feature of the new joy con reprints
Funny thing is that they are WAY more different in color than the pictures would make you believe.
It's two completely different shades of blue. My very first impression of them was that they were practically the same color, but they're like three or four shades apart. Nice touch, though.
@Tyranexx Why don't you have any? I picked up mine today...
@Damo Not ALL Pro Controllers featured that message. (I know: nitpicking. Just couldn't help myself.. )
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@ThanosReXXX Out of stock everywhere I check unfortunately. Except ebay for some odd reason.... /GrumbleGrumble
I mean I don't need these... but they look so good
@FierceMajoras Link has been ambidextrous since the beginning. He switches hands in Zelda 1, 2, LttP, Link's Awakening, the Oracle Series. Pretty much all the "2D" games.
The reason for that of course is because they simply mirror the sprite so they don't need to waste space on the cartridge for another sprite that isn't really needed.
But it was worked into the story of LttP (either the instruction manual or the official Player's Guide, can't remember which but most likely the PG.) Link always holds his shield toward Death Mountain and Ganon instinctively. Which is why he changes hands.
I remember when the switch came out there was enthusiastic speculation about variations of joycon for different types of game. After all these years all we got was a range of colours and now a bit of paint.
I was forced to mod my joycon with a custom shell just to get a D-Pad.
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