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Nintendo sent me my copy of Skyward Sword HD a day early!

Nintendo sent me my copy of Skyward Sword HD a day early!

Gogo726

In order for the universe to balance things out, for every Skyward Sword order that arrives early, another one must arrive late by the same number of days. As such, I'm blaming you for the reason why my order shows that it's arriving on Saturday.


SagaciousViper

My BestBuy preorder estimates delivery on Tuesday RIP we’ll get through it Update Jul. 19: now pushed to Wednesday


Gogo726

I also ordered from Best Buy and my order information shows tomorrow


Whiteshadows86

What pre-order bonus is that? I see a steelbook under there too… I have mine coming tomorrow with a steelbook and keyring (UK)


Bobinti

I’m in UK, these are the same bonuses that you listed! The key ring comes in that little pouch.


Whiteshadows86

Ahh nice, was just expecting the keyring to come in a plastic wrapper like I have had before.


Bobinti

Same! The pouch is a nice touch.


Dragmire800

My BotW preorder keyring came in a nice pouch like this one


Video_G_JRPG

Im in Ireland got it a day early too sent Wednesday got it Thursday morning (I love Smyths toys) I didn't even know I was getting the keyring or steelcase as it was €55 free delivery I didn't mention the other bits. But what I really loved about this is they give you the original game sealed AND the steelcase separate I hate steelcases and limited additions to be honest so to have the option of just having the original game in its original packaging is awesome. Why don't more company's do this.


Dragmire800

Smyths really is the best way to get games in ireland. GameStop adds an extra €5 or €10 to most games, and just gets by on the fact that most people don’t think to order from a toy shop


Video_G_JRPG

Smyths are really great the only thing about them is they don't carry everything, like for example they didn't have Neo: the world ends with you, or Scarlet Nexus but they had FF7 and Resident Evil 8 and obviously Zelda so the games have to kinda "Big" for them to have it. I have to remind myself that they are a Toy shop and not a game store but their pre order and delivery is top notch and always free delivery over €50. Actually I got my PS5 from them in the first wave I was one of 11,000 to get one and it was Delivery the day of release. They also always prepare delivery of pre orders 2 day before so you have it by the release day which almost always results in you getting it a day before anyone else. Gamestop on the other hand my god, last thing I ordered their was Xenoblade DE, they processed it the day of release and it was going through the delivery service all weekend, stopped on Sunday so they missed Monday and I got it the Tuesday of the following week, never again.


Dragmire800

My least favourite part about Brexit (besides the political instability and hate and such) was the fact that Game no longer ships to Ireland. Or at least it didn’t, haven’t tried in a while. They were more reliable than GameStop despite being in a different country, and they had decent preorder bonuses.


Video_G_JRPG

I'll give a little shout out to Zatu games, their a board game shop in UK and they have every video game going and for some reason they seem to just send it no extra tariffs to Ireland. Have everything the day after release and really good prices that may change in the future with Revenue but Scarlet Nexus €54 total to the door. They are my go too now after smyths, like PSN wanted €70 just to download that game.


kuribosshoe0

Ah man, in Australia we had to choose steelbook or keyring depending on the retailer (obviously I got the steelbook).


iamMatmat

Lucky you guys, we don't have preorder bonus in the Philippines.


RabbitFanboy

Dang, I would have loved to get that steelbook. But NOA hates us


FeudalFavorableness

Could always import from gameuk


Sarothias

I tried before. This one said unable to ship to the US.


gl3nnjamin

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Sarothias

Thanks! I'll look into them as a proxy then. Sounds like an easier version of [whiterabbitexpress.com](https://whiterabbitexpress.com) i use for Japan.


FeudalFavorableness

I just tried gameuk and it let me order something perfectly fine. You have to generate a random UK number and select international address


dirty0814D

Steel books tend to get scratched and ruined. This is only good to keep on a shelf to look at.


Sarothias

That's where it would be going for me. I like to collect steel books for my games when offered :)


AESATHETIC

What exactly are you going to do with a steelbook besides keep it on a shelf?


edubkendo

That’s the whole point? It’s for the shelf.


AtomicAria

Do you know of any other sites to import games from UK? I’m trying for an exclusive collectors edition for Tales of Arise that we can’t get in the US (Hootle Edition).


gacman47

They really do. What the fuck


Destron5683

I preordered with Walmart to get a key ring and pair of socks lmao


Dr_Wiley42

>NOA hates us Uh, it's usually the other way around.


BenovanStanchiano

It was in the past but NOA has sucked shit compared to NOE* for years at this point. *is that still a current name?


lowtierdeity

No, now it’s called Eurotendo.


chiefrebelangel_

Not since Bowser took over. Special editions have been total shit in the US


Dr_Wiley42

Something tells me that the president of the company has more important things to do than deciding what pre-order bonuses will come with games.


Mazetron

No, but it’s the job of someone in the hierarchy that he’s in charge of.


MasterBaiter92

Bowser teleported from the mushroom kingdom to Nintendo hq ?


charsquatch86

The NoA president is named Doug Bowser


R4vi0981

Sometimes little things like packaging go such a long way.


Bobinti

Right? The inner graphics were a nice surprise!


DarkestTeddyGames

The packaging is giving me club nintendo vibes.


Nehappemus

Right, this should be titled "most anticipated".


wedditasap

Nice! ​ I got my Joy-cons a day early: [https://i.imgur.com/Y9go9zw.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/Y9go9zw.jpg) ​ Thanks Target


Bobinti

They look great! I love the master sword one


SirNarwhal

Man, fuck Target, they randomly canceled a bunch of orders and I got screwed.


crankydelinquent

Back in stock right now https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-joy-con-l-r-the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-hd-edition/6454021.p?skuId=6454021 https://www.target.com/p/nintendo-switch-joy-con-l-r-the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-hd-edition/-/A-82493734


SirNarwhal

Yeah, I grabbed it like an hour ago. Thanks for the heads up.


crankydelinquent

No problem. I’m glad you got a set.


numbfeels

Thank you so much, I got a set too.


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phatbhuda

Thanks so much. Just ordered one.


Koosieboi

Sayonara wild hearts less goo


chiefrebelangel_

I absolutely hate that they're two different blues.


ObeselyMorbid

I'm gonna say that one is blue, and the other is purple.. Get your Zelda on


Torghira

I mean it makes sense it’s master sword and Hylian shield colors. Plus most joycons aren’t matching in colors anyway


Twelvers

I agree with your points, but the colors are too close and they don't compliment eachother well. It would be like wearing white and off-white.


creeperchamp

king julian shield


ChefBoyAreWeFucked

Probably so they can be easily differentiated in menus.


r_sucks10

That looks so sick but the price is yikes!


The_Full_Andy

Just played it for a half hour there (UK digital) before bed. Man it looks nice and clean and oh so smooth.


Bobinti

It feels very smooth to play! As someone who’s only ever played Minish Cap and BOTW, I’m loving it so far.


whutchamacallit

Be real -- is it worth playing if I haven't played it before?


Bobinti

I don't see why not! All of the major complaints about this game have been fixed, so at this point it's just another fantastic Zelda game!


Stipes_Blue_Makeup

Great to hear. BOTW is the first I’ve played since Ocarina of Time, so I’m really interested in trying this out. I’m kinda worried that it not being open world would be a letdown, though…


fareggs

You trade it for a strong narrative, instead of a loose one like BOTW. They’re so different in nature but both solid executions


MasterBaiter92

How does SS compare to ocarina of time though. Does it feel like it at all ?


fareggs

I suppose you could say Skyward Sword is more like Ocarina than it is like BotW. It’s the most recent chapter in years of iterations of that formula. BotW sometimes feels like something different entirely.


Boozacs

Woow since OOTO sheesh, Majoras Mask and Wind Waker are really good man, especially Majoras Mask, still have trouble deciding between OOTO or Majoras Mask as my fav Zelda


perpetualwanderlust

I'm on my very first play through as well and am enjoying it so far. I'm really liking the art style and the music!


TheBigDuce

If Nintendo sent me my copy of Skyward Sword HD a day early, I would be soooooo happy.


salamander_jesus609

I pre ordered my from big W, and they didn't send it till today. I won't see it till Wednesday apparently. Pretty annoying


nogggin1

Preordered mine from jb hifi so I could get it today. Then we went in to another lock down in Melbourne. You'll have yours before me..


salamander_jesus609

Aww man that sucks. Although mines coming from Sydney I think, so it very well could turn to shit, since Sydney is pretty fucked at the moment too


nogggin1

Hah yeah, it sucks. But I'd rather this shit than end up in another month's long lockdown.


TommmG

Read this in Craig's voice


CamF90

Amazon Canada actually just delivered mine early as well!


Bobinti

Awesome! Enjoy!


mOtassss

You bought it directly from Nintendo store?


Bobinti

Yep!


MrYuanTi

What deity did you pray to...


Suired

The fierce diety.


MrYuanTi

Right answer! 👹


DrawTheLine87

Looks like someone is calling off work tomorrow!


dudefigureitout

Is it out in NA? I just want to fly again :(


GameOfUsernames

This one you can play without motion controls, yeah?


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Dragamaroon

Ordered mine in Canada through Shop4CA. How I got my steelbook. Not sure if it was just preorders.


starlord_100o

Nice 👍


madgals

Do they have labo sword to play this game?


Bobinti

Yeah, you just stick the cardboard packaging in the box to the back of your JoyCon with some glue!


ericargyle

They sent me mine 10 years ago!


NovaBlue1776

I was so close to getting my copy early from Best Buy The app said it was ready for pickup, but the girl noticed the release date right before handing it to me, so no cheating the system for me I guess lol


MasterBaiter92

Oh but c'mon what difference is a day going to make ?. She should've just give it to you.


funnyinput

She can probably get fired for doing that I would think; not worth the risk for her.


TooPatToCare

Man that steelbook is awesome


germanboyer

It aint no luck, amazon usually delivers preordered games a day earlier Edit: the pic loaded a bit later. Have fun!


bkconn

Strange. I've never had Amazon deliver a game early. In fact, because of shipping, I've had them wait to ship the game on launch day, and then had to wait a day or two on shipping when I could have gone out to a store and bought it..


mvanvrancken

Thankfully I got the notification yesterday that SS shipped so I should get it tomorrow during the day sometime.


Olav_Grey

I've pre-ordered from Amazon a few times and it's always a week late; Xcom 2, Monster Hunter GenU, Witcher 3... Always at least a week late. Canadian Amazon at least.


Bobinti

I've personally never had a game arrive early before - and I was surprised because I bought directly from Nintendo this time!


AdnElbloco

look! they even gave you cardboard to fix Joy con drift !


Bobinti

I know right? How considerate of them!


IllMud7812

I want to cum in your ass


oniichan3588

Luckyyy


Fire99xyz

I hope mine arrives today!


xxginnyginnyxx

I miss working for blockbuster :(


Kevin109205

I hope Mine gets delivered tomorrow


tenleid

This happened to me with persona 5! Amazon shipped in 4 days early


Kirbybrawl

Great Mynintendo package as well. Nintendo red is so beautiful


RunterRanger

While its not something I would buy, I still hope you enjoy the game.


Effection_

Are you gonna play with motion controlls, Iheard it should be much better than on wii?


Bobinti

I've tried them, and they work great! I'm personally more of a handheld player, though.


Roder777

Cant wait to see sll the new gameplay changes it brings! Hopefully atleast one extra small dungeon.


kewickviper

How is it?


SHIELD_Agent_47

Fantastic!


jodiebeanbee

I ordered to gamestop and the delivery was delayed 😭 supposed to get it today


Winners_84

Mines not coming till Wednesday 😞. Annual leave starts Thursday 😁


SwordTaster

Mine came with keyring, steelbook and for some reason a shirt when I ordered from Game. Ngl, I love it all


Ally2021715

Ow wow I didn't know you could get it with a bonus key chain.


youngbillcosbii

Nintendo employee missing since july 16th now presumed dead


Bettabonne

I want it😍


Cryptokeeper001

Lucky dog! Enjoy


nothingexceptfor

I’ve got mine today too, with the same little key ring and all. I also preordered the themed joycons to go with it 😁


MNFleex

If NOA actually gave us the steelbook I would have preordered, but now I’m just going to wait till it’s on sale or buy a used copy. Lucky to OP though, never played the game but looking forward to it!


kbachert

For me, my switch stopped working a day early!


Clarrington

Nice! Just picked up mine since it's already the 16th here in Australia. Got the steelbook too. Not sure if the lady screaming in the shopping centre was a hidden pre-order bonus or not, though :P


redditor_named_k

Am I the only one who misses motion control games?


birdscool

I miss motion control games in the series that starts with "Wi" and ends with "ports" but aside from that I'm good.


GustoB

"Wii U ports" you say?


That2RandomRedditor

I’m using tilt controls!


Monjara

Mario Tennis should have had motion controls too.


Catshit-Dogfart

For all the grief it gets, Skyward Sword was by far the best offering of motion controls on - probably anything I've played. Even Xbox and playstation stuff, only played those at a friend's house, but the games were underwhelming. They completely built the game around motion and that's what I liked about it. Every enemy was like an action puzzle of figuring out how to land a hit. Honestly not sure if this port will lose something if you disable it - obviously making it optional is the right decision, but I think I'd play it with motion controls. It was the bad ones that gave motion control a bad reputation. Wasn't something that would ever last or become the standard, but the best of them were memorable.


NicoTheYazawa

Definitely not. Skyward Sword, Red Steel 2, Metroid Prime 3 are just a few examples of games where motion controls really added to the experience. I wish players/devs hadn't been so quick to abandon it after the Wii.


labria86

Probably


redditor_named_k

Aw man, why?


Marieisbestsquid

Please note that when I say this, I have no ill will towards people who enjoy motion control games. The following is just how I felt after the Wii's era: I can't stand motion controls as a core mechanic of video games. Putting aside the requirements of keeping space free and ensuring you stay in detection range, I did not enjoy what most games had to offer in terms of motion control. On the surface, motion control is supposed to make you feel more immersed, but very few games successfully did that, especially on the Wii. Too many games were filled with motion controls for the sake of it, without offering any alternative. Without WiiMotionPlus, I felt the motion detection was not as precise as I would like it to be. But more specifically, this opinion is brought mostly from my weird taste in video games. I prefer long adventures that have lots of content and have complex input systems, like the combo lists of Platinum games or fast-paced action of DOOM Eternal. Motion control games were often slower in pace to accommodate the imprecision of the motion control and allow for less punishing mistakes. It also took me out of the game to have constant reminders to take breaks.


labria86

Oddly enough. The thing that it could have been the best for (FPS games) was very poorly utilized outside of Metroid prime 3.


low_la

Do you need the old wii controller for this version or have they updated it for the switch controller?


The_Real_Action_Hank

switch controllers will work that's one of like 3 things they actually changed with this full priced rerelease of a 10 year old game.


low_la

Thanks, yeah the price is crazy. What else did they change?


Anomaly1134

How much did that cost? Man, that steelbook is legit.


Bobinti

Regular retail price! You usually get some cool pre-order bonuses packed in for free from the Nintendo UK Store, as is the case here!:)


Anomaly1134

No kidding, that steelbook is going for 99 on ebay alone right now which is nuts. I feel like this game at 60 was a bit much for just the game, but if I could have gotten a steelbook with it I honestly would have pulled the trigger. I got my first steelbook with Cyberpunk from bestbuy, both for 20, and it is so awesome (the steelbook, although the game isn't bad for 20 imho).


ki700

Give it a few months and the steelbook will be much cheaper. I’ve imported a few Switch steels months after they come out for very reasonable prices.


tribak

Your uncle works for Nintendo?


MiketheImpuner

Congrats! I heard tutorials are now skippable. Not too shabby for a full priced game that's ten years old.


Bobinti

Link also has more polygons for his shoulder 😎


alliseeisflashes

Literally just a picture of a game, but it’s notable because it’s a day early? This is some serious r/tomorrow shit.


TwistedHubris

Man that steel book is nice.


dnastyonthemic

What’s that thing on the bottom left, a condom???


Double_Jaguar_8051

I thought that was a tiny beanie at first.


Petopia007

Welcome to the greatest finesse selling old games for full price.


VectorVictor99

I’m sorry to hear that. My condolences.


bdez90

Who the fuck cares? Like wow you bought something and they shipped it. I cannot fathom why shit like this gets so many upvotes.


Bobinti

Get to play it early, and it came in a cool box 😎


CowbowUncle_Yeehaw

More like 10 years late lol. I can just play it on my Wii with the 1080p stick. No difference at all


Larielia

That is very cool. Have fun!


Bobinti

I will! Thanks!


EasyWinThx

What are you doing here? Boot it up! <3


Cogbender

Shit I got my copy 10 years ago so…


PleasantSupermarket2

DONT BUY THE GAME!! THEN NINTENDO WILL SEE THAT THEY CANT DO WHAT THEY WANT!!.. Selling an old game for a full price! Dont fall for that


Ok_Cloud8134

This motivates me to buy it, thanks


PleasantSupermarket2

Alright then have fun in the future, it will get worse


Sasamaki

Sold. I wasn't going to buy it but now i will. I want wand of gamelon HD for $200.


MBCnerdcore

Looking forward to Twilight Princess and Wind Waker finally getting ports. And yeah they are also going to be $60.


PleasantSupermarket2

Me too but I hope they are going to be in a bundle for 60€ i could live with that but my hopes are low


Metool42

So sorry for your loss.


habaneroChickenWing

Photo of game. Please updoot.


[deleted]

Looks like they sent it 10 years late


solarkillal

A day early, more like 10 years late.


pwningrampage

What's in the bag the Keychain right?


Bobinti

Yep!


DanKiaresh

That Steelbook cover art is INSANE wtf


-_Bagel_-

Bagel


supergnaw

Wait, they are remaking skyward sword?!


hotwarioinyourarea

Nah, just a remaster but with a fair few QOL changes, 60fps and better Res.


VirulentMarcie302

Ooh, Mr. Nintendo, you taste so good, *ooh!*


OrangeOperative

It’s a shame you got lucky on a 10 year old game instead of being able to play something before everyone else.


Bobinti

LMAO


Cartoonism101

How?


Aggravating-Face2073

Whats with the "MyNintendo" packaging? So jealous.. I keep an eye on the US page often :/


BananaEater73

Got mine 4 hours ago too. But I'm in Australia so it's on release day for me. ;)


kaz61

You are 10 years too late.


Ingenuity-Forward

I think they do this on purpose for some free advertising.... Like this.


Qwerty_femboy

How Tf


Royal-Highness

Very nice that you got it early! Sorry you mean the cardboard actually serve some purpose? I saw something about Labo Sword?


Bobinti

That was just a joke haha, sorry


itsamemawo937

Wow! I’m not into legends of Zelda that much, but I would loved to get something like that


Hernancraft

Such a beautiful game. So underrated i guess.


ShitItsReverseFlash

Overrated* FTFY


birolsun

Im new to this zelda games. Why everyone so hyped for zelda skysword?


Bobinti

People would be hyped for most Zelda game rereleases, but this one is notable because it was criticised a lot for its motion controls, as well as tedious, repeating dialogue amongst other things. All of these things have been addressed with this remaster, so we’re finally getting to experience it as the game we’ve all wanted it to be.


ScottySauceOG

Games overrated and just filler


mvanvrancken

Your mom's overrated and just filler


ScottySauceOG

Nice one kid


profy17

Filler? I hardly know er’!


onesneakymofo

Stop buying remakes so Nintendo can stop making them


funnyinput

I agree 100%. People buying these remakes/remasters are unknowingly hurting the industry. Why create new games when they can just throw a remaster together in 6 months and probably make just as much money? It really is so incredibly sad.