The Legend of Zelda games are usually very lengthy games that require tens of hours to complete, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is no different in this regard. While some people may be put off by a long game, fans of the series definitely appreciate adventuring with Link for hours upon hours, especially if they are eagerly anticipating the release of the next entry in the series, and need something to make the wait more bearable.
But how long does it take exactly to complete The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? Let us find out.
How Long is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD?
The original The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the Nintendo Wii was around 40 hours long, with way more time required to collect everything and see everything the game had to offer. This playtime was a little padded out by the many unskippable tutorials at the start of the game, which also made the game’s first few hours a slog for veterans of the Zelda series that do not need to know how to complete the most basic tasks.
As The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD added in the ability to skip these tutorials as well as skip entire cutscenes and fast forward dialogues, the total playtime may be a little lower, closer to 30, 35 hours. If you have played the original release, however, it will definitely take way less time to complete the game, as you already know where to go, how combat works, and so on. Additionally, the item descriptions that always showed up when picking items have been removed, so this will definitely shave off a few more hours from the total playtime.
No matter your playstyle, you can expect to be busy with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for a long time. The game’s story is still the longest among The Legend of Zelda games, so if you like the series’ characters and lore, you will love every hour of the 40 you will spend with the game.