During a live event in Japan yesterday, Zelda series director, Eiji Aonuma, apparently teased a Nintendo Switch version of Wii title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
According to a report by The Nerd Mag, Aonuma said “I know what you’re waiting for – Skyward Sword for Switch. Right?” during the Nintendo Live event which is currently being held in Osaka. The statement was later confirmed by attendees on Twitter.
Eiji Aonuma teased The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Switch during the Zelda Concert portion of Nintendo Live 2018. I'd love the opportunity to replay the game. I think the dungeons/bosses in this game are some of the best in the series.— Stealth (@Stealth40k) November 25, 2018
It seems Aonuma teased Skyward Sword for Switch at the Zelda concert in Osaka today. Multiple attendees are tweeting about it.— Zalman (@enterzalman) November 25, 2018
As pointed out by user, @DoYouKnoz, some HD visuals of Skyward Sword were shown at GDC 2017 during Breath of the Wild‘s development to show how a Zelda game on the Switch might look, feeding rumours of a remaster even further.
in regards to the skyward sword switch rumors, during breath of the wild's development nintendo did some quicks tests about how skyward sword would look like in HD and this is how it came: pic.twitter.com/xSeEb3SMIy— Kanozu (@DoYouKnoz) November 25, 2018
If the rumours are true, it’s certainly an interesting choice from Nintendo, given the 2011 title relies heavily on motion controls. Will these be abandoned in order to play it in handheld mode? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I would have thought a Switch version of Twilight Princess, Windwaker or even Ocarina of Time would come first, especially considering the latter just turned 20. But HD versions of Windwaker and OOT already exist on older platforms, so I guess they might leave those be for a while.
It would be amazing to eventually be able to play all of the past franchise entries on the Switch, but I’ll settle for Skyward Sword in the meantime.
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