Nintendo sent me my copy of Skyward Sword HD a day early!
By - Bobinti
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.
My BestBuy preorder estimates delivery on Tuesday RIP we’ll get through it
Update Jul. 19: now pushed to Wednesday
I also ordered from Best Buy and my order information shows tomorrow
What pre-order bonus is that? I see a steelbook under there too…
I have mine coming tomorrow with a steelbook and keyring (UK)
I’m in UK, these are the same bonuses that you listed! The key ring comes in that little pouch.
Ahh nice, was just expecting the keyring to come in a plastic wrapper like I have had before.
Same! The pouch is a nice touch.
My BotW preorder keyring came in a nice pouch like this one
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ah man, in Australia we had to choose steelbook or keyring depending on the retailer (obviously I got the steelbook).
Lucky you guys, we don't have preorder bonus in the Philippines.
Dang, I would have loved to get that steelbook. But NOA hates us
Could always import from gameuk
I tried before. This one said unable to ship to the US.
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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.
I just tried gameuk and it let me order something perfectly fine. You have to generate a random UK number and select international address
Steel books tend to get scratched and ruined. This is only good to keep on a shelf to look at.
That's where it would be going for me. I like to collect steel books for my games when offered :)
What exactly are you going to do with a steelbook besides keep it on a shelf?
That’s the whole point? It’s for the shelf.
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).
They really do. What the fuck
I preordered with Walmart to get a key ring and pair of socks lmao
>NOA hates us
Uh, it's usually the other way around.
It was in the past but NOA has sucked shit compared to NOE* for years at this point.
*is that still a current name?
No, now it’s called Eurotendo.
Not since Bowser took over. Special editions have been total shit in the US
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.
No, but it’s the job of someone in the hierarchy that he’s in charge of.
Bowser teleported from the mushroom kingdom to Nintendo hq ?
The NoA president is named Doug Bowser
Sometimes little things like packaging go such a long way.
Right? The inner graphics were a nice surprise!
The packaging is giving me club nintendo vibes.
Right, this should be titled "most anticipated".
I got my Joy-cons a day early:
They look great! I love the master sword one
Man, fuck Target, they randomly canceled a bunch of orders and I got screwed.
Back in stock right now
Yeah, I grabbed it like an hour ago. Thanks for the heads up.
No problem. I’m glad you got a set.
Thank you so much, I got a set too.
Thanks so much. Just ordered one.
Sayonara wild hearts less goo
I absolutely hate that they're two different blues.
I'm gonna say that one is blue, and the other is purple..
Get your Zelda on
I mean it makes sense it’s master sword and Hylian shield colors. Plus most joycons aren’t matching in colors anyway
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.
king julian shield
Probably so they can be easily differentiated in menus.
That looks so sick but the price is yikes!
Just played it for a half hour there (UK digital) before bed.
Man it looks nice and clean and oh so smooth.
It feels very smooth to play! As someone who’s only ever played Minish Cap and BOTW, I’m loving it so far.
Be real -- is it worth playing if I haven't played it before?
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!
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…
You trade it for a strong narrative, instead of a loose one like BOTW. They’re so different in nature but both solid executions
How does SS compare to ocarina of time though. Does it feel like it at all ?
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.
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
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!
If Nintendo sent me my copy of Skyward Sword HD a day early, I would be soooooo happy.
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
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..
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
Hah yeah, it sucks. But I'd rather this shit than end up in another month's long lockdown.
Read this in Craig's voice
Amazon Canada actually just delivered mine early as well!
You bought it directly from Nintendo store?
What deity did you pray to...
The fierce diety.
Right answer! 👹
Looks like someone is calling off work tomorrow!
Is it out in NA? I just want to fly again :(
This one you can play without motion controls, yeah?
Ordered mine in Canada through Shop4CA. How I got my steelbook. Not sure if it was just preorders.
Do they have labo sword to play this game?
Yeah, you just stick the cardboard packaging in the box to the back of your JoyCon with some glue!
They sent me mine 10 years ago!
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
Oh but c'mon what difference is a day going to make ?. She should've just give it to you.
She can probably get fired for doing that I would think; not worth the risk for her.
Man that steelbook is awesome
It aint no luck, amazon usually delivers preordered games a day earlier
Edit: the pic loaded a bit later. Have fun!
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..
Thankfully I got the notification yesterday that SS shipped so I should get it tomorrow during the day sometime.
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.
I've personally never had a game arrive early before - and I was surprised because I bought directly from Nintendo this time!
look! they even gave you cardboard to fix Joy con drift !
I know right? How considerate of them!
I want to cum in your ass
I hope mine arrives today!
I miss working for blockbuster :(
I hope Mine gets delivered tomorrow
This happened to me with persona 5! Amazon shipped in 4 days early
Great Mynintendo package as well. Nintendo red is so beautiful
While its not something I would buy, I still hope you enjoy the game.
Are you gonna play with motion controlls, Iheard it should be much better than on wii?
I've tried them, and they work great! I'm personally more of a handheld player, though.
Cant wait to see sll the new gameplay changes it brings! Hopefully atleast one extra small dungeon.
How is it?
I ordered to gamestop and the delivery was delayed 😭 supposed to get it today
Mines not coming till Wednesday 😞.
Annual leave starts Thursday 😁
Mine came with keyring, steelbook and for some reason a shirt when I ordered from Game. Ngl, I love it all
Ow wow I didn't know you could get it with a bonus key chain.
Nintendo employee missing since july 16th now presumed dead
I want it😍
Lucky dog! Enjoy
I’ve got mine today too, with the same little key ring and all. I also preordered the themed joycons to go with it 😁
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!
For me, my switch stopped working a day early!
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
Am I the only one who misses motion control games?
I miss motion control games in the series that starts with "Wi" and ends with "ports" but aside from that I'm good.
"Wii U ports" you say?
I’m using tilt controls!
Mario Tennis should have had motion controls too.
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.
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.
Aw man, why?
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.
Oddly enough. The thing that it could have been the best for (FPS games) was very poorly utilized outside of Metroid prime 3.
Do you need the old wii controller for this version or have they updated it for the switch controller?
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.
Thanks, yeah the price is crazy. What else did they change?
How much did that cost? Man, that steelbook is legit.
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!:)
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).
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.
Your uncle works for Nintendo?
Congrats! I heard tutorials are now skippable. Not too shabby for a full priced game that's ten years old.
Link also has more polygons for his shoulder 😎
Literally just a picture of a game, but it’s notable because it’s a day early? This is some serious r/tomorrow shit.
Man that steel book is nice.
What’s that thing on the bottom left, a condom???
I thought that was a tiny beanie at first.
Welcome to the greatest finesse selling old games for full price.
I’m sorry to hear that. My condolences.
Who the fuck cares? Like wow you bought something and they shipped it. I cannot fathom why shit like this gets so many upvotes.
Get to play it early, and it came in a cool box 😎
More like 10 years late lol. I can just play it on my Wii with the 1080p stick. No difference at all
That is very cool. Have fun!
I will! Thanks!
What are you doing here? Boot it up! <3
Shit I got my copy 10 years ago so…
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
This motivates me to buy it, thanks
Alright then have fun in the future, it will get worse
Sold. I wasn't going to buy it but now i will.
I want wand of gamelon HD for $200.
Looking forward to Twilight Princess and Wind Waker finally getting ports. And yeah they are also going to be $60.
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
So sorry for your loss.
Photo of game. Please updoot.
Looks like they sent it 10 years late
A day early, more like 10 years late.
What's in the bag the Keychain right?
That Steelbook cover art is INSANE wtf
Wait, they are remaking skyward sword?!
Nah, just a remaster but with a fair few QOL changes, 60fps and better Res.
Ooh, Mr. Nintendo, you taste so good, *ooh!*
It’s a shame you got lucky on a 10 year old game instead of being able to play something before everyone else.
Whats with the "MyNintendo" packaging? So jealous.. I keep an eye on the US page often :/
Got mine 4 hours ago too. But I'm in Australia so it's on release day for me. ;)
You are 10 years too late.
I think they do this on purpose for some free advertising.... Like this.
Very nice that you got it early!
Sorry you mean the cardboard actually serve some purpose? I saw something about Labo Sword?
That was just a joke haha, sorry
Wow! I’m not into legends of Zelda that much, but I would loved to get something like that
Such a beautiful game. So underrated i guess.
Im new to this zelda games. Why everyone so hyped for zelda skysword?
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.
Games overrated and just filler
Your mom's overrated and just filler
Nice one kid
Filler? I hardly know er’!
Stop buying remakes so Nintendo can stop making them
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.