The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch, and it’s left Zelda fans with nothing to really look forward to in 2022. One rumor is Wind Waker and Twilight Princess will fill this space.
Interestingly though, if they are getting released on the Switch, Tantalus – the team that originally worked with Nintendo on Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U – supposedly hasn’t been asked. On a new episode of the Fragments of Silicon Podcast, Tantalus CEO Tom Crago was asked if Nintendo had reached out to the Australian-based developer about Twilight Princess HD for Switch.
Here’s what he had to say, according to Nintendo Everything:
“No, and look, we’d obviously love to do that [Zelda: Twilight Princess HD]but that hasn’t been a priority for Nintendo – or at least not in conversations that they’ve had with us.
“The way it works with our friends over there is we’ll jump at any opportunity we can to work on one of their titles. There’s a constant dialogue between our two companies. Often there’s a little bit of time that passes between titles, and there might be other ideas that are kicked around, but in the case of Skyward Sword, some time passed and then the email comes: ‘Would you be interested in considering bringing Skyward Sword on to Switch?’ To which the answer is of course: ‘Yes we would.’ And then we enter into the conversations with Nintendo around what that might look like and eventually we get underway. So it was similar in a lot of senses in terms of how Twilight Princess (on Wii U) came to fruition.”
As noted in this exchange, Tantalus most recently worked on the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
If Tantalus was already working on a project like Twilight Princess HD for Switch, it wouldn’t necessarily be able to confirm it in a discussion like this. And keep in mind, if Nintendo does decide to re-release this particular game, it doesn’t have to call on the company that ported the Wii U release.
Earlier this month, there was a rumor about Nintendo potentially releasing a double pack containing both 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 the gap? Leave your own thoughts down below.