New Zelda Switch Remasters Have A Potential Release Date
Get ready to dance like Darunia in Ocarina of Time, because there are fresh rumours that more classic Zelda remasters are coming to the Nintendo Switch this year. With Breath of the Wild 2 officially delayed until next year, there are high hopes that some familiar faces can fill the Zelda void in 2022.
Since 1986, The Legend of Zelda has become a staple of Nintendo's impressive catalogue of first-party titles. Aside from Mario or the might of Pokemon, Link and the Zelda series are some of the biggest hitters for Nintendo. Over the decades, we've had some truly epic outings, with the likes of Ocarina and Breath of the Wild being up there with the best games of all time.
Are More Zelda Remasters On The Way?
Hoping to HyRULE the charts in 2022, there are continued whispers that more classic Zelda games will be ported over to the Nintendo Switch. You might remember, the Nintendo gods gifted is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD in 2021. The upgraded version of the underrated Wii game was a huge hit, and we had high hopes that we'd see more Zelda ports.
Speaking on Jeff Grubb's 'Game Mess', Grubb himself shed some light on what's going on with Zelda. Discussing previous reports that we could see The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the Switch, Grubb explained, "They want to have a Zelda game every year, and they have been holding onto this, why wouldn't they just put it out this year." Remember those fanciful dreams of a Zelda remastered collection?
Revamping golden oldies for a new generation can be a lucrative affair. We saw this go wrong with Grove Street Games' disappointing GTA Trilogy, however, Rockstar has great success with the Expanded & Enhanced GTA V. Elsewhere, Capcom has made a small fortune with its overhauled Resident Evil ports that came back into fashion with 2019's Resident Evil 2. Similar to what Grubb says about Zelda, many expected Capcom to keep releasing the franchise's older outings - although we're still waiting for Resi 4.
When Could We See The Zelda Remakes?
Expanding on exactly when we could see Twilight Princess and Wind Waker make their long-awaited jump, Grubb continued, "If they [Nintendo] don't put this out or some other Zelda thing this year, instead of just waiting for Breath of the Wild 2, I just will not understand." As for what you can expect, he concluded, "I think that this game [Wind Waker and Twilight Princess bundle], as much as it was a joke in the Megabit 64 video, I do believe it actually comes out in October."
Keeping up with all the rumours and speculation has become a full-time job. We've previously heard about a remastered bundle featuring the 2002 and 2006 titles, however, their speculated 2021 release never came to pass, and we were warned more remasters weren't on the way. Elsewhere, we previously championed Wind Waker HD to replace Breath of the Wild 2. We'll take Grubb's words with a pinch of salt, but hopefully, someone at Nintendo was actually listening to us this time.