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Nintendo Download: Launch Into a Timeless Tale

Legend of Zelda returns for Switch this week, with a remake of Skyward Sword. But if you’re looking for something else, you’re probably out of luck.

Look to the sky… ward. Sword.

Yes, it’s finally here. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is back and ready to roll into the HD era for the first time. Were you eagerly awaiting it’s launch, or did you shudder at the mere mention of the game’s title?

Personally, I had no idea, but apparently this little adventure is kind of divisive amongst Zelda fans. This new redux though, might just change that. After all, there have been a whole bunch of “quality of life” improvements. So if you weren’t too keen on Skyward Sword before, you might wanna have another look.

Aside from the new remake though, there isn’t much. Not that there aren’t a bunch of new games, because there are, but none of them are all that big-name. There is the promising Cris Tales, but that’s about it.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – A hero rises, and the legend begins. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the mysterious surface world in this updated HD version of the original The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game. This classic journey, enhanced for Nintendo Switch, not only features improved performance, smoother motion controls and newly added button controls, but also a range of quality of life improvements. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be available on July 16.
  • Songs for a Hero: Definitive Edition – Join an unlikely hero as he sings his way through a strange world full of floating platforms, bright and colorful enemies, and many other inexplicable phenomena in an adventure unlike anything you have ever heard! This humorous platformer features a fully dynamic soundtrack that reacts to your every input, meaning that the hero will always sing and crack jokes about whatever is happening to him, whenever it happens. Songs for a Hero: Definitive Edition is an old-school, sung-through videogame extravaganza!
  • Cris Tales – Experience the past, present and future simultaneously in this gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs. To stop the Time Empress and rewrite the future of the land, embark on a harrowing journey across the kingdoms, recruiting powerful allies to aid in the fight. Master their abilities and Crisbell’s unique Time Magic to overcome mighty foes. Peer into the past, act in the present and watch as your choices dynamically change the future. Pre-order Cris Tales today and get ready for the game’s launch on July 20.
  • Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective – From the award-winning studio behind Homo Machina and CaliforniumLabyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary puzzle game. Playing as detective Pierre, you must find your way and solve puzzles to retrieve the magical stone stolen by the nefarious Mr. X. You’ll meet adorable and hilarious characters, travel through works of art and interact with a world that was previously only available on paper!
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    • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – While you can soar through Skyloft this week in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, you can enjoy a tropical adventure with Link in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, also available on Nintendo Switch. Link washes ashore on a mysterious island with an assortment of curious characters. To return home, he must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the legendary Wind Fish. Explore Koholint Island and all its puzzle-filled dungeons in an art style that breathes new life into this memorable adventure! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is available now in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo Mobile

  • Summertime Fun Continues in the Los Angeles Tour – Race the sights of the City of Angels with the Los Angeles Tour, the latest limited-time event in the Mario Kart Tour game, happening now! Hit the streets with the new Los Angeles Laps 3 course and its R, T and RT variants. Take on fun challenges and see if you can unlock all the in-game rewards. Plus, the Summertime Celebration continues in the Los Angeles Tour, too! Until Aug. 10, you can look for bonus rewards to celebrate summer. You can even earn a maximum of 27 rubies just by completing in-game challenges.


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