Now that Skyward Sword is making its way to the Nintendo Switch, plenty of Legend of Zelda fans wonder how the game will work in handheld mode. The game was originally made for the Wii and took advantage of the Wii Motion Plus to mimic sword slashes. Luckily, Nintendo has created a workaround for the HD version to let players use the right control stick to create sword movements.
If players are not using motion controls, whatever direction they push the right analog stick to will mimic a sword motion. For example, if the player was to push the right stick to the right, Link will slash his sword to the right.
If the player pushes the right stick down and to the left, Link will slash down and to the left.
If the stick is pushed downwards, you probably get the picture.
Since the Switch can also be played portably, it was smart of Nintendo to include a workaround for the motion controls. On top of that, the Nintendo Switch Lite can not be hooked up to a TV. Only having motion controls would have made Skyward Sword HD almost unplayable to all of those who owned Switch Lite.