Yesterday, was a pretty rough one for Switch owners, with Nintendo announcing the delay of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. On a more positive note, it at least gives Nintendo more time to make this anticipated release even better.
The only problem we have now is that the Switch could be without a Zelda game for 2022. So what can Nintendo do about this? As usual, social media has chimed in, and there are calls for the company to port Wind Waker and Twilight Princess to the hybrid platform.
As you might recall, there was a rumour doing the rounds early last year that Nintendo would port both Wind Waker and Twilight Princess to the Switch. And after yesterday's news, 2022 would now be a great opportunity to do this.
What do you think though? Should Nintendo fill the Zelda gap in 2022 with Wind Waker and Twilight Princess? Tell us below.
Switch is port hell because of development time issues that started with Wii U so what’s gonna happen if a Switch 2 increases development times further for Nintendo’s studios?
I have Wind Waker and Twilight Princess on Wii U, but I'd kill for a portable version. Hopefully, Nintendo would be willing to put both games on one cartridge.
Not a single one of these can be superior than their WiiU versions with the game pad’s extra features.
But hey… Wind Waker on the go? I’m in!!! But only if it’s a two-game package. If not… no deal, I can play them in my WiiU just fine.
Do we need a Zelda each year? I love Zelda, but we usually make fun of yearly games (COD, FIFA, AC). (I know a port would not technically count as a brand new entry, and a WW port is actually on the top of my wishlist, I'm just trying to say that we do not need a new Zelda each year. IMHO that is the magic of Nintendo IPs, the long wait that means we are getting a finished quality article.)
My little tweet made an article haha.
Ports can be outsourced easily, the main work is already done so it won't distract the main Zelda team. I just want The Wind Waker Portable man
Enough with the ports. It was on GameCub, wii and Wii U. How about asking Nintendo to bring the eshop game we purchased on Wii U for free on switch. No, people want to give Nintendo more money. A link to the past was kind of a new experience with update graphics. Wind waker 2 ok
@SalvorHardin I don't think Switch is a "port hell". Sure there are many ports, but there are still more new games. Only reason the Switch gets so many ports is that it's the best Nintendo console even surpassing the Wii right now. And it followed the worst Nintendo console ever. Meaning a lot of those games would be lost on a dead console if they weren't ported to the Switch.
And to be honest, all I want now is a Wind Waker HD Switch port and maybe Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Honestly I'd a lot rather have WW and TP than I would BotW2 to begin with.
its very possible as we're kind of conditioned to get a zelda game each year. Personally, i want this or a new 2d zelda, that would be awesome
Twilight Princess's port has been floating around for so long at this point, I often wonder why it wasn't released. We know it exists in some form because of leaks, but it just doesn't ever see the light of day for some reason. I don't know why Nintendo is so god awful with their backlog, but here we are. Same issue with Super Mario Galaxy 2. It's missing, and of course if you rom it, Nintendo might try to get ya, but I don't see them doing anything with it. Honestly, they are so stubborn I just don't see some of these ports ever happening anymore. I don't know if its Nintendo, their legal team, or cultural legal differences. If only there was a way to get the fans and the company on the same page without copy right infringement.. such is the pain of game preservation.
Another game I really want to see while they are working on the big console style sequel to Breath of the Wild is a topdown Zelda that isn't a remake. Heck, I've always thought it would be a good idea to make a top down Zelda in the same universe that has its own story. The blue link is just so iconic and fresh these days that having it get portable top down style games in the vein of Link To The Past's long gone era is a fantastic idea. I also just LOVE the top down style Zelda. The gameplay is challenging at times, but also incredibly simple and amazing for laying back in a corner somewhere quiet and secret. It feels incredibly invigorating. These top down games do take time, but the development time is incredibly short compared to the other style of Zelda. It would be a great way to get a new game out that keeps fans interested. Hopefully they won't forget that style after the Links Awakening remake, because It has been quite awhile otherwise. I do often worry due to the hybrid nature of Zelda that the smaller top down style a lost format in the series.
Might get one or both, but not on the same cartridge.
I feel if it was ready both of these would have come out last year for the 35.
Bring Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, and Four Swords Adventures to the Switch! With those 3 titles, the entire mainline Zelda series would be available between the 3DS and Switch.
Given the fact they have released a Zelda game each year of the switch's lifespan I'm hopeful something will emerge this year.
Wind waker HD should have been dropped for the 35th anniversary. An iconic franchise like Zelda, a system seller and all we got was one of the weakest Zelda's out there and a game and watch.
I think the ports were held back in case BOTW2 got delayed. I could see these easily being put on the Christmas release schedule. Keeps the franchise name in everyone's mind ready for BOTW2. Maybe even a timed release like mario all stars 3D. Most switch owners never got a Wii U and aren't old enough to recall the Cube.
I never got a wii u. So I would love a ports of it, I thought we would get one for LOZ anniversary but nope, sadly.
They should include Ocarina 3D remake in the collection too!
I’m still hopeful that Grezzo will be working on a new Zelda remake (Oracle series maybe?) using the Switch Link’s Awakening engine.
That's not gonna happen in my opinion. Wind Waker and Twilight Princess had already been remastered for Wii U. I know there would be port (not remaster) for Switch but any other Zelda game hasn't been ported 2 times, I think. But if Nintendo do that, what about DS Zelda games? Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks should be on the Switch too.
I'd rather go for Gameboy being added to NSO so we have Oracle of Ages/Seasons
We already got folders, stop being greedy!
Yes first thing I thought after I saw BotW2 is delayed is that TP/WW HD double pack better be coming this year.
Hell even if they just make it a holiday title to replace BotW2's holiday spot that'd be fine, as long as it is coming this year. It's the most obvious port needed at this point. I'm pretty dang sure HD WW/TP pack would be a 10+ million seller.
Of course there doesnt need to be a new Zelda every year (and furthermore there shouldn't be!) but Nintendo is just getting all its great older games out on Switch, which is fantastic. 2022 WW/TP, 2023 BotW2, 2024 I'd like to see a new 2D zelda with LA remake style graphics. Then assuming Switch 2 releases 2025 I wouldn't expect another Zelda for the first few years next gen as they work on new next gen 2D and 3D zeldas.
@HarvestGoddess yes when the Switch was first announced I figured that would mean we'd be getting both 2D and 3D zeldas on the hybrid systems now. And even more so after the gorgeous looking LA remake. It'd be criminal if they don't come out with a new 2D Zelda on the switch. I gotta think they have a topdown Zelda in the works right now.
What's with the sudden interest in WW? Nintendo has already tried to sell that thing twice now and nobody bought either time. You can't say you "missed out" on a game/console you refused to buy.
Considering that Nintendo will likely launch new hardware this year, it's unlikely they will release WW along side it, given its inability to sell consoles in the past. TP, on the other hand, has already saturated the market for it. Having to release the same game 4 times would not be a good look for Nintendo.
I mean, come on, we're already getting Pokemon and probably Metriod Prime, I doubt Nintendo is going to release 2 more high profile games just to make up for a mere 3 month delay.
I love these games, but there's other Zelda experiences that would be a lot more interesting to me:
If they aren't gonna do prime 1 to 3 for this year if metroid prime 4 comes out in late 2023, then doing wind waker and twilight princess this Xmas makes perfect sense.
This would make a nice time till
Only chance is if these ports (or rather one of them cause Nintendo would never just dump two games at once) are finished already.
@Boldfoxrd Not really, as they would eat into the new game’s sales. Heavily.
But heck, what do I know at this point. I was certain they wouldn’t wanna miss the holidays with BOTW2. So bummed out.
@NintendoWife Not sure they wouldn't dump them at once. They know many people only bought these fairly recently, so bundling would be a better business strategy to convince anyone to triple-dip
Nope! No interest in ports at this stage.
A remake of 2 in a proper Zelda style would be the only thing I’d take now!
Well more Zelda ports would be nice but then you realize there's like 11 other Zelda games already on Switch so upping it to 13 maybe over doing it at this point. I mean look at the list:
1. Legend of Zelda (via NSO)
2. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (via NSO)
3. A Link to the Past (via NSO)
4. Link's Awakening (remake)
5. Ocarina of Time (via NSO)
6. Majora's Mask (via NSO)
7. Cadence of Hyrule
8. Breath of the Wild
9. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
10. HW: Age of Calamity
11. Skyward Sword HD
I wouldn't buy it myself, but a physical Zelda 3D All-Stars with Ocarina, Majora, Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD would probably sell bucketloads and be relatively low effort for Nintendo.
But I don't think it will happen; Nintendo tend to be very cautious about distractions in the lead-up time to their big releases and they would probably think it would cannibalise attention from Breath 2.
I‘d buy such a compilation, but only if it‘s 60 fps, like they did with Skyward Sword HD. Do you think it is feasible? I mean, Skyward Sword was a Wii title, while the other ones were on Gamecube (with Wii more like a Gamecube Pro, tbo).
@Max_the_German Both Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD for Wii U were 60fps. Nintendo could easily port both to Switch with no hiccups, the only thing holding them back is themselves. They choose not to release it which makes no sense because it is. Nintendo doesn't like things making sense.
I'd be down for this! Unfortunately, there's no way that Nintendo would combine these into a package. They can and will sell these for $60 each if they chose to port them to the Switch.
@Mr_Fox Well look at all the Wii U ports. As far as Nintendo is concerned the Wii U never happened, and it’s not actually “many people” who bought the HD remasters. That’s really not how they operate (bundle and discount games).
And it would be unwise to saturate the market with TWO games shortly before the release of this important new title.
@Specter_of-the_OLED They were only 30 fps. I'm playing Wind Waker HD right now. It's 30 fps.
Nintendo fans: Stop with the ports already!
Also Nintendo fans: A three month delay? Bring on the ports!
@B_Lindz @Max_the_German It'll probably going to stay that way then. Games that were made with 30fps in mind shouldn't need to be in 60fps anyways otherwise it'll ruin the flow of the game. The direction of the wind in Wind Waker are in 30fps, if that got upped to 60fps it'll just make the game feel more janky.
@Lizuka The funny thing is people didn't like both of those games when they were both announced back in the GameCube era. I betcha in the next two era people would be asking for BotW2 like that too. You just saying that cause you don't know how awesome BotW2 will be yet.
Given the 2022 lineup so far, July feels like the best fit for this. The only Nintendo published game currently scheduled for then is them publishing Square's Live a Live remake though Nintendo had no problems releasing Kirby and the Forgotten Land very close to Triangle Strategy so I don't see Live a Live affecting timing.
@Specter_of-the_OLED Well by that measure they wouldn’t have to release a new Zelda game ever again. Every console going forward will come with some sort of retro arcade, so what’s the point in listing all those?
And secondly, Cadence and Hyrule Warriors are not Zelda games, as you know. Different games (from a different maker) with a Zelda skin.
@Grumblevolcano Somewhere around that time there may be a Sparks of Hope.
Honestly I'd rather just have another Link's Awakening style game. Same art style, same mechanics, different settings.
@NintendoWife You'd just answer your own question wifey.
I just want a Metroid Prime Trilogy port.
if they get ported then all of the main 3d zelda games will be playable on the platform, for mario only galaxy 2 is missing right? i think that's kind of amazing... even though it's been achievable through other methods
@Specter_of-the_OLED Nope. I’m differentiating between remakes / remasters and straight-up emulations. The latter are no effort at all and will be available on every system going forward. Not counting them as a point against another modernized re-release.
@Specter_of-the_OLED I agree. There are even some games that are coded so heavily around being 30 or 60 fps that any changes to that frame rate would completely break the game, like Okami. These two games are probably in the same boat.
"Please Nintendo, rerelease and resell us the same games over and over again while we wait for new ones!"
@Scarko you can’t compare Zelda to COD or FIFA, each Zelda game is different enough to have its own unique style. And yes, one Zelda game a year, either a port or a new game, isn’t asking much.
@NintendoWife True, but look at the Mario bundle. They could easily have sold Galaxy 2 separately. But you’re probably right
@Mattock1987 you can't compare Zelda to COD or FIFA exactly because they take their sweet time to finish each game. One Zelda per year would surely have a negative effect on the quality of the games. (Again, ports are a different matter, but there are not that many past games left to choose from)
@Specter_of-the_OLED „Janky by switching from 30 to 60 fps“ is a very special opinion.
@Specter_of-the_OLED I'm not even saying that like I have anything against BotW2, I'm planning to get it and all. I'm just not really jumping up and down for it because while I enjoy the first game and have played it multiple times I didn't really want more of it and I definitely like both WW and TP more than it.
Nintendo Switch owners are desperate to keep paying for the same games over and over. May as well give them the games, Nintendo. It's free money.
@Specter_of-the_OLED to be fair the Wii U had:
1) Breath of the Wild
2) Wind Waker HD
3) Twilight Princess HD
4) Hyrule Warriors
5) The Legend of Zelda
6) Zelda II
7) Link to the Past
8) Ocarina of Time
9) Majoras Mask
10) Minish Cap
11) Phantom Hourglass
12) Spirit Tracks
In addition to…
13) Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess (again), Link’s Crossbow Training
So hasn’t stopped them before!
Those ports would be nice for the time that i wait for XC3!
@Scarko agree agree agree
@ThePizzaCheese It’s not fair to say that “nobody bought” Wind Waker. It sold 4.6m copies on GameCube, which is the equivalent of selling 21.9m copies on Switch. BOTW has sold 25.8m copies on Switch, and it’s considered an enormous success.
It’s also not likely that Nintendo will launch new hardware this year. Their own comments to the contrary — and their MK8D DLC strategy — indicate as much.
I think the same, it's a way to compensate.
Come on Nintendo, make it happen!
@AugustusOxy I bet we'll get a new Zelda 2D game after BotW 2. Grezzo should be working on that already.
I rather have ocarina of time and Majora's mask 3D remasters. But the others are very welcome to.
@Mr_Fox Yeah, the Mario 3D bundle was unusual. But they probably looked at the other options:
So it did make sense to just lump them together, but I agree, the "quantity over quality" approach was unusual to see from Nintendo. (Not talking about the games themselves, their quality is out of the question - merely the quality of the re-release efforts).
I just wish I could order a N64 Controller from NSO+ so I can play the Zelda 64 games properly.
I wish the ports would stop and new versions created!! Switch is yet to get a 2D Zelda! NDS/3DS had loads- hopefully Nintendo can provide some new experiences whilst we await BOTW2
❗️I never liked TP but LOVED TWW so I'd be up for the HD port.
Day One buy (if it was a Physical edition).
Remakes of the Oracle games in the style of Links Awakening????
The only reason Zelda works as an annual franchise compared to CoD, FIFA, and Just Dance is simply because of the number of development teams involved and how long they spend.
Nintendo likely already had various backup plans involved with this such as having a "reserve" of completed games and ports, given how slowly they are releasing various games.
That's being said, I'm rather hopeful a small scale release would arrive.
It would be really nice to have all zelda mainline games available on one machine. Wii U comes closest with 1,2 LTTP, OoT, MM, WW,TP, SS, BoTW along with ,Minish Cap.Spirit tracks and phantom hourglass
Orcales , links awakening , 4swords and 3ds games were only ones missing.
Switch is catching up but WW and TP are big omissions
Whys 4 swords always so left out its great.
@KillerBOB If the games are as good as these Zelda games, then why not?
Also it's not just Nintendo that's doing this.
I’d be interested in Wind Walker again IF Nintendo adds some of the cut content. Surely it wouldn’t be too difficult. Hand it over to Grezzo or something. They did a great job with the 3DS ports
@ModdedInkling but is it an annual franchise? The expression carries a negative connotation, at least for me. You are right, of course, given that Nintendo is willing to sacrifice several teams to work on Zelda games. Might be an unpopular opinion, but I prefer to wait several years for a new Zelda, there's no shortage of other games.
@ModdedInkling But seriously, how is Zelda an "annual franchise"? The entire industry has adopted several ways of keeping older games accessible (emulation, subscription, remaster, remake), and so has Nintendo, but that's really not the same as making new games...
Actually the 6 years between BOTW and BOTW2 will be the longest span ever between two new Zelda games. They've slowed down considerably, it's interesting to check out the release timeline on Wikipedia. The handheld line is sorely missing, Nintendo was able to release new Zeldas there way more easily.
(Although Link's Awakening for Switch was a fantastic substitute because it was such a thorough remake of a very very old game. Almost counts as a new one.)
@indieGOjoe You forgot Four Swords and The Minish Cap.
@JJ_Brum The "cut" content was integrated into Twilight Princess.
@NintendoWife was just looking at the Wikipedia release timeline myself and had the same thoughts. 6 years between the BOTW games but with Link’s Awakening in the middle which felt new even though it wasn’t.
Crazy how between 1998-2002 we had Ocarina, Majora AND Wind Waker (as well as the Oracle games but obviously different developer).
Both releases sound like low-cost investments for Nintendo with maximum profits. The games are done and simply need some tweaking
@B_Lindz So that’s why they’d re-program the games to remove limitations regarding physics being tied to 30fps. Skyward Sword was originally 30 and they managed it there with the remaster.
Neither of these Zelda's need a port. The previous remasters/ports are still perfectly fine and the improvement on Switch would be minimal to say the least. Don't get me wrong I love both these games, but I'd rather Nintendo concentrated on new games rather than further ports we really don't need.
People act like this would be an easy task to port Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, and in the latter's case it should be, since all they'd have to do is replace all the Miiverse stamps with whatever contents were held in the chests originally and map the Wolf transformation button to a click of the left stick, but how the heck would Nintendo replace the Tingle Tuner/Bottle?
@BTB20 Both were on the 3DS in some form. Four Swords was ported as DSi Ware, and Minish Cap was part of the Ambassador program.
The only WiiU port I want is Xenoblade X. More Zelda ports isn't something I see as worthwhile, I'd rather there's a bit of a gap between releases so they're more likely to get remakes rather than lazy ports.
I would love twilight princess on the switch. Would make the delay easier to swallow.
Nice thought. I'm not sure i would get them day 1 as I've got them on WiiU. Rather have a Zelda game i never played like Phantom Hourglass or Spirit Tracks or any remasters of top down Zelda's. I haven't played them. I've played Links Awakening Switch version and A Link Between Worlds and enjoyed them. So more remakes/remasters of top down Zelda would be nice.
@sailornic yeah it's unfair for the 10 people who bought a Wii U
@Matty1988 XCX on Switch would be a day 1 buy for me. I'm not remotely interested in any old Zelda ports. Maybe a complete HD remake of Zelda 1, preferably in the ALBW or Switch LA art style. But I couldn't care less to play WW and TP specifically again. Thank goodness XC3 is coming out this year. This delay, of BotW's sequel, is actually a blessing in disguise since it gives me a bunch of time to play through XC3.
PLEASE NINTENDO IM BEGGING
There ya go. Imran Kahn speaks, we listen.
Maybe they can put Ocarina of Time MASTER QUEST on the NSO: Nintendo 64 app, in the meantime.
How about the oracle games combined with the new links awakening engine?
@indieGOjoe Well you could never actually buy Minish Cap on 3DS though. I'm kinda hoping for the game to get a remake.
The only problem is me and only 7 other people bought a WiiU, so there's a lot of people who haven't played the HD versions
Why Windwaker isn't on Switch already is beyond me. Oh and Mario Galaxy 2.
I like the idea of a handheld windwaker. Reminds me of phantom hourglass.
I want the Oracle of Ages and Seasons to be remade.
I enjoyed Wind Waker and Twilight Princess but I've already played them multiple times on GCN, Wii, and Wii U. I don't ever want to play them again.
Listen, I know you guys love Zelda, but the thing is, we got Skyward Sword last year AND they are probably busy with this now…
Edit… @Classic603 I have a Wii U. Never did play the Zelda games though.
Nah, port Ocarina of Time 3D. That's what we need!
Allow me to rephrase myself: Zelda works as an "annual" franchise... and by that, I mean it doesn't truly count as one because we aren't getting a new game each year, which was what my original comments were referring to. We're just getting a game that takes up the slot for a year, whether it be a remaster, a port, a remake, or a brand new game.
And that's pretty much what I'm trying to emphasize here. The Zelda model works much better than something like sports, Ubisoft, or Call of Duty; rather than getting a brand new game each year and causing all sorts of burnout, we're waiting a healthy amount of development time to get a new game, with the occasional secondary game or spin-offs in between, but largely re-releases, remasters, and remakes to fill in those gaps. That slot for a new Zelda game each year is taken up by those aforementioned games, which is much better than what we see in other franchises.
I want to reiterate my opinion on this: I definitely don't support annual/bi-annual game development and releases, especially looking at how Call of Duty has adversely affected storage with such huge demands for...what should've been a simplistic game series. However, I do believe that the way the Zelda franchise is going is a better approach, especially looking at the newer players who may not understand the franchise completely to appreciate some of the finer details. It's like a good filler, flashback episode in a TV series; even though it's not necessary, it's nice to have so newer viewers can understand the franchise better.
I'd really like to see that Phantom Hourglass port...
@Scarko That's because Cod games and sports games that come out every year are basically the same games. Zelda games are always immensely different, even i it's a sequel or in the same engine.
@fafonio I know what your saying as I have both on Wii U, but if they ported them at 60fps? I think I could forgo having the map always available.
So many Wind Waker fans and not enough Twilight Princess appreciators, smh.
Anyways, if Nintendo wants to port both games onto Switch they better add new modes and maybe something to spice up gameplay like maybe a "rogue" or "randomizer" mode that changes what enemies you fight like imagine in the some of the first areas you come across some high level enemies early on.
Or maybe randomize where you find quest/key items out of order to make things interesting.
Ever since Miiverse went down, those rewards that you get from chests in Twilight Princess HD have become pretty much useless since you can't post them anywhere.
It would make sense, but this is Nintendo and they don't
Nintendo i know how you can tide over fans. Create a new official Zelda game on old NES and SNES hardware just for your online subscribers. Shouldn't take that long right?
@ThePizzaCheese the Wii U wasn’t exactly the best place for any game to thrive
STOP. SERIOUSLY. Bruh. I bet the reason we ain't gonna get it this year cause these 4 eyes keep begging for more & more Zelda ports.
It’s funny to me that 19 years ago, we got a compilation of literally half the available proper Zelda games at the time from 17, 16, 5, and 3 years prior, respectively, on one sexy little disc that no one was expecting and yet we all loved.
If we were to expect, say, a collection of remasters/HD ports, from 11 years ago (OoT3D), 9 years ago (TWWHD), 7 years ago (MM3D), and 6 years ago (TPHD) on one cartridge, we’d be considered greedy, delusional, and ungrateful.
Nintendo: We are delaying a game, probably to enable us to better manage our resources.
Fans: MAKE A PORT NOW
This would save the year for me.
Nintendo could have softened the blow significantly if at the end of the video they said Wind Waker and Twilight Princess would be out this summer. Hope they still announce them coming. A lot of people did not own the Wii U and others never played the originals. I'm sure they would sell well and I'd certainly be happy.
I made such a comment on an official Nintendo Facebook post about the delay. It just makes sense since they've been going strong on the "annual franchise" thing for Switch.
I’m clearly the odd one out here but I say don’t do it…
Twilight Princess has been available on the last 3 consoles. Do we really need it a 4th time? Please get the devs to spend time on developing new content instead!
Sales don't transfer that way though. The 3DS remakes sold about the same as much as on the N64, despite the 3DS having over double the user base. Super Mario Sunshine didn't sell all that much better on Switch than on the GameCube either. Considering the other Switch ports' sales, it's difficult to imagine WW on switch could sell more then maybe 4 million. Not to mention that TP HD is literally the second worse selling Zelda game ever, despite TP's supposed popularity. And then there's the fact that ports of WW/TP would significantly lower the value of a potentially GameCube service for NSO. (Although I feel that might technically be unlikely to happen as well...)
And, again, it's just a three month delay. It's not that big of a deal, especially for a franchise like Zelda.
And yes, Nintendo has no choice but to release some form of new hardware since Nvidia no longer produces the chips that the Switch is made from. Whatever it is will likely be compatible with switch games, but Mario Kart DLC by no means makes that certain. New Pokemon games have historically been used as a safety net for when Nintendo does something risky like new hardware, and the fact they've skipped any enhanced gen 8 games makes this even more likely.
I mean I don’t expect it but a link to the past remake in the style of links awakening would make my day/year!
Also Metroid prime trilogy would be nice lol
2 ports 1 cart. Take my money.
I'd buy The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for a third time (GCN/WiiU/Switch?)
I just love this game its still my favourite Zelda of all time.
I’d buy these but I’m greedy and would love to have some other games like ocarina of time, ALTTP, etc included on an anniversary collection like we got with Mario.
Bundle all of the toon releases together—Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks—like they did with the 3D Mario release.
@BTB20 I'd love to see a remake of Minish Cap. But (for better or for worse) I can see Nintendo making GB, GBC, and GBA games part of the NSO, eventually.
Is annualized releases really what people want? Zelda given the Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed treatment?
The problem is only ten million people had a chance to play these remakes versus the 100+ million that own a switch. I’d port them over.
Some more Zelda ports, remasters or remakes would do well to tide some of us over in the meantime in-between time. I’m personally more interested in the Zelda Oracle games being remade like Link’s Awakening was (since I’ve never played them) or even just Nintie adding a Game Boy line NSO App with those original games and other classics added to the service (in colour of course).
Also, it’s a pipe dream, but if they released a Zelda 3D All-Stars Collection in HD… I’d buy that in a heartbeat, however I and Nintendo both know they can make many more golden rupees selling them individually at full price.
… Wun can only hope.
Windwaker and Twilight Princess would be awesome on Switch!
As much as I wouldn't mind WW on Switch I feel like it would pale in comparison to the Wii U version, cause it was a game that made such great use of the Gamepad screen for navigation and pulling back up treasure and stuff. Having treasure maps on the gamepad screen was such a game changer that I can't imagine myself enjoying the game nearly as much without it at this point.
But, again, I'm not against it coming back on Switch one more time, especially if they make it 60FPS this time around like they did for Skyward Sword and Wind Waker should be an easier game to run at that frame rate so should they port the game over, they better make it run as good as the hardware can.
Oracle Series remakes please! Or a 2D take on the BotW formula.
I could not be less interested in a port of Wind Waker considering the tablet additions were the best part. In fact I wouldn't care for either port considering, knowing Nintendo, they would use them as "the big holiday releases" which would leave me with nothing to look forward to playing. I'm selfish, I know.
A Zelda II remake would be nice and very welcomed
@Scarko I mean the series has always had at least one release nearly every year going all the way back to the N64 days. They skip a year here and there but it was already an "annual release" game. This isn't anything new at all. The key difference is every Zelda game is a completely new experience, it's not like CoD where they just copy+paste the same game every year with a fresh coat of paint.
If I need to choose one, Twilight Princess is way better for me. In fact, if I need to choose 2, A Link between worlds, and the Oracles remake would be before Wind Waker too. And GBA app with Minish Cap too...
I've been dying for WW HD & TP HD on the Switch since I've missed out on the WiiU T.T
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