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Topic: Which Zelda Switch Ports are Likely?

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BenGrimm

Thanks guys, soon as I finish Links Awakening I might give Phantom Hourglass another go then. Will have to hunt down a copy of Spirit Tracks too.

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skywake

@subpopz
I don't really agree at all TBH. I'd argue that the touch screen controls in the DS Zeldas weren't at all "gimmicks". That if you remove touch screen controls you remove the main interesting thing about those titles. They're literally games built around drawing paths and taking notes, the Switch doesn't really lend itself to that.

Sure in portable mode it gets close but even there the Switch isn't a "single hand" console, the screen is not vertical and it's a bit different without the stylus. I'd almost go as far as saying that IOS/Android are the better platforms for Nintendo to revisit the DS Zeldas on. If they were to do it.

In contrast Skyward Sword isn't really defined by Wii specific features to the same degree. Sure it's a heavy part of the sword combat, more than touch is for combat in the DS Zeldas. But a lot of the motion control in the game could easily be replicated with the gyro in the Switch.

Also, when you think about it, the Switch also has what are effectively a pair of Wii Motion Plus controllers in the box with the pair of JoyCon. It's only the portable mode where it wouldn't quite translate 100%.

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Wavey84

Dying to see 3DS's OOT 3D and MM 3D get a release even if it's digital on switch just to play on the big screen.

Would be nice if Nintendo made them 1080p running in 60fps. ūüėé

C'mon Nintendo we need to replace those muddy looking N64 originals that run below 20fps hehe.

Won't happen though until Nintendo stops selling the 3DS unfortunately.

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Wavey84

Octane

Instead of doing the obvious thing and crank out more Zelda games, I'd be neat if they actually remastered (and localised) some of the more unknown Nintendo games from that era. Both The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls and The Mysterious Murasame Castle share development cycles with Zelda games. The former sharing the engine with Link's Awakening (and some consider it to be a ''spiritual predecessor''); and the latter having a similar development cycle, but with the original Legend of Zelda instead.

Would be neat if they could release these older games like this in a Tokyo RPG Factory fashion; just have a dedicated team working on remakes. Earthbound and the other Mother games come to mind as well. They're perfect for a modern makeover like this too.

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Octane

Octane

Sell them as new games instead. Nobody will notice

Octane

skywake

Delibheel wrote:

Because remaking old unknown niche games is a solid strategy.

Kid Icarus

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Arbor

i know y’all are mods, but this has kind of strayed from the original topic

Arbor

skywake

@Delibheel
It's no Zelda but it was a million seller. I'd hardly call it an unsuccessful release.

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Dezzy

skywake wrote:

@subpopz
I don't really agree at all TBH. I'd argue that the touch screen controls in the DS Zeldas weren't at all "gimmicks". That if you remove touch screen controls you remove the main interesting thing about those titles. They're literally games built around drawing paths and taking notes, the Switch doesn't really lend itself to that.

Hackers have added traditional controls to those games by modding the DS roms actually.
The traditional controls are better for the mundane stuff like movement and attacking. Plenty of puzzles do require the touch controls though, so you couldn't remove those entirely.

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SKTTR

Unless The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD get a second chance, a Skyward Sword HD remake would be most likely.

It was the last "classic Zelda-gameplay" mainline 3D Zelda. It was the last big Zelda game that was never released in HD. And the Wii Motion Plus gyro and Wiimote pointer controls can be ported to the abilities of the Switch's Joy-Con's, the game would control the same, but it would look so much better.

If you ask me, Skyward Sword HD should have been a Wii U launch title.
You know, Twilight Princess released on Gamecube and Wii. And Breath of the Wild released on Wii U and Switch. But Skyward Sword did not release on Wii and Wii U unfortunately, only on Wii.

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KryptoniteKrunch

Hopefully remakes of the Oracle games are next when it comes to remakes/ports. Though, I'd imagine it'll probably be Skyward Sword,.which I'd be happy with too.

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ralphdibny

Probably unlikely but I would really like a release of the CD-i games with all 3 on one cartridge. I know people say they are terrible but I would still like to play them without spending hundreds of £s on eBay. Maybe they could market it like a grindhouse or B-movie type thing: The Legend of Zelda: CD-i Collection - so bad it's good! Even then they'd probably worry about it sullying the brand but I bet a fair few would buy it out of curiosity.

ralphdibny

Octane

@SKTTR Second chance? It would the third for Wind Waker and the fourth consecutive release for Twilight Princess

Octane

SKTTR

@Octane: Second chance for the Wii U HD remaster of course.

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NintendoByNature

So with the rumors floating around of a 2nd zelda game coming this year( I think they said 2d eshop game ) what are we thinking its going to be? I've been trying to think what type of 2d game they'd bring but I'm not sure. ALBW maybe?

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Arbor

i hope it’s four swords on NSO, i really want to play every official zelda game but can’t play four swords without buying an old gameboy :/

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