The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch, and Zelda fans have nothing to look forward to in 2022. Wind Awakening and Twilight Princess will fill that space.
Interestingly, however, if they were released on the Switch, Tantalus – the team that originally worked with Nintendo on Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U – was presumably not asked. In the new episode of the series Silicon Fragments PodcastTantalus CEO Tom Crago was asked if Nintendo had approached the Australian developer about Twilight Princess HD for Switch.
Here’s what he said, according to Nintendo Everything:
“No, and look, we obviously would like to do this [Zelda: Twilight Princess HD]but that was not a priority for Nintendo – at least not in their conversations with us.
“With our friends, it works like this: we jump at every opportunity to work on one of their titles. There is an ongoing dialogue between our two companies. It often takes a bit of time between titles and there may be other ideas being discussed, but in the case of Skyward Sword it took a while and then an email came in saying “Would you like to consider porting Skyward Sword to Switch?” To which the answer is, of course, “Yes, we would.” And then we get into a conversation with Nintendo about what that might look like, and eventually we get down to business. So in a lot of ways it was similar to how Twilight Princess came to be (on Wii U).”
As noted in this exchange, Tantalus has most recently been working on a Switch version of the Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
If Tantalus is already working on a project like Twilight Princess HD for Switch, he won’t necessarily be able to confirm that in such a discussion. And keep in mind, if Nintendo decides to re-release this particular game, it won’t need to contact the company that ported the Wii U version.
Earlier this month, there were rumors that Nintendo might release a double pack containing Wind Waker and Twilight Princess at some point this year:
What do you think? Will we see Twilight Princess HD and maybe even Wind Waker at some point this year to fill in the gap? Leave your thoughts below.