The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 won’t be released on the Nintendo Switch again this year, and there’s nothing left for Zelda fans to look forward to in 2022. One rumor is Wind Waker and Twilight Princess will fill that space.
Interestingly though, if they’re coming out on the Switch, Tantalus – the team that originally worked with Nintendo on Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U – has supposedly not been tapped. In a new episode of the Fragments of Silicon podcast, Tantalus CEO Tom Crago was asked if Nintendo contacted the Australian developer about Twilight Princess HD for Switch.
Here’s what he had to say, according to Nintendo Everything:
“No, and look, we obviously would like to do that [Zelda: Twilight Princess HD]but that hasn’t been a priority for Nintendo – or at least not in the conversations they’ve had with us.
“The way it works with our friends there is that we’ll jump at any chance we can to work on one of their titles. There’s a constant dialogue between our two companies. Often there’s a bit of time between titles, and there may be other ideas floating around, but in the case of Skyward Sword, some time has passed, and then the email comes: “Would you interested in considering bringing Skyward Sword to Switch?” To which the answer is of course, “Yes, we would.” And then we get into conversations with Nintendo about what that might look like and eventually we start So it was similar in many ways in terms of how Twilight Princess (on Wii U) came to fruition.
As mentioned in this exchange, Tantalus 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, he wouldn’t necessarily be able to confirm that in a discussion like this. And keep in mind that if Nintendo decides to re-release that particular game, there’s no need to go to the company that ported the Wii U version.
Earlier this month, there was a rumor that Nintendo might release a dual-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 void? Leave your own thoughts below.