Nintendo is bringing an HD remaster of Wii Zelda game Skyward Sword to the Switch this summer, and alongside the game the company will release a pair of limited edition Joy-Con controllers modelled after Link’s iconic sword and shield.
Special Joy-Con designs have been pretty rare so far, and usually come attached to a console, rather than available on their own – so understandably franchise fans are pretty excited about the upcoming release.
It helps that the design is very slick. The ornate controllers are each modelled after the Master Sword and Hylian Shield from the game, to reflect the way that you’ll be able to use each to control that respective weapon using the new game’s updated motion controls.
Look closely and you’ll also spot a pretty dashing purple and turquoise wrist strap for each, which would probably look pretty great attached to almost any Joy-Con colour.
Where can I pre-order the Zelda Joy-Cons in the UK?
The Skyward Sword Edition is now available to pre-order for £69.99, but stock is limited and has already sold out from many retailers. At the time of writing you can still place an order with:
Several other online stores have already sold out, but they’re worth continuing to check in the run-up to launch:
Strangely enough, the Skyward Sword Joy-Con set has never been available directly from the official Nintendo UK store, but that’s also worth checking every now and then.
You can pre-order the Skyward Sword HD game itself more easily, however. It’s available both from Nintendo eShop and from Amazon for £49.99, though Argos’s pre-order price is £44.99 with free delivery.
When will the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons launch?
The new controllers are set to hit store shelves on 16 July, the exact same day as Skyward Sword HD hits the console.
In the meantime, check out our guide to all the best Switch accessories you can buy right now, from other Joy-Con colours to Zelda-branded microSD cards.