The Switch's new Skyward Sword Joy-Cons hide a lovely design detail

A strapping decision.

With Skyward Sword HD now slotting itself into Switch consoles across the world, The Legend of Zelda fans have also got their hands on a brand new set of Joy-Cons to enjoy as well. Aside from featuring a beautiful shade of blue, the controller also include a neat design detail which points towards an important character and weapon from the game.

As spotted by Reddit user spannr, the wrist straps for the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons are patterned in alternating blue and white thread, mimicking the design of the Master Sword’s grip strapping. As shown in the post on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, Skyward Sword players will also note that the design matches the leggings of Link’s mysterious companion and guide in the game, Fi. 

Skyward sword joy-con controller wrist strap secret fi
Image credit: Reddit user spannr

Anyone who played the original version of Skyward Sword might not be keen for further reminders of Fi’s presence. But given Nintendo has toned down her butting in for the HD remaster, it seems a good time to finally appreciate just how cool a design Fi had in Skyward Sword, and to celebrate that fact in physical form too.

The Skyward Sword Joy-Cons are covered in beautiful design details for the game, with the left and right controllers intended to represent the Hylian Shield and Master Sword, respectively. While the controllers alone are already beautiful, extra details such as the wrist strap only add to the appeal of the design for invested fans of the franchise.

Joy-Cons weren't the only celebration of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword that Nintendo released this year. A gorgeous Zelda and loftwing amiibo was released, though Nintendo made the contentious decision to tie an expanded fast travel mechanic specifically to the model.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is available now on Nintendo Switch. The Skyward Sword Joy-Cons are available for $79.99 (£69.99).

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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