Possibly the most divisive Zelda title ever, Skyward Sword is releasing today on the Wii U virtual console.

Announced during a string of Zelda news during today’s 3DS Direct to mark the series’ 30th anniversary, the Wii title will be available on the Wii U in its original form — no HD remaster yet unfortunately — so you’ll need a Wii remote with Motion Plus and nunchuk in order to play.

For all it’s waggly shortcomings, having recently replayed it, it stands up as a great game and features some of the best cinematography of any game in the series for my money. If you’re okay with motion controls, there’s some fantastic puzzle and dungeon design too. What say you Zelda Universe? Will you be picking this one up again to revisit — or perhaps explore for the first time — on Wii U?

  • Muteki

    Considering this is the exact same Wii version of the game and I still have the physical copy that can be played on my Wii U, I will not be buying it again. I might replay it though!

  • Would of loved this if they’d of brought it back without the motion controls, even if it isn’t an HD remaster, at least tweak it to work without motion controls =/

    Personally loved the story for as far as I got in the game, before the controls started driving me mad, else I’d of finished it

    • Giordan

      What’s wrong with doing different?

      • Anthony Stargaryen

        Nothing, as long as it’s done right.

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