The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch, and it leaves Zelda fans with nothing to really look forward to in 2022. One rumor is that Wind Waker and Sunset princess will fill this space.
What’s interesting, though, is that if they’re released on Switch, then Tantalus – the team that originally worked with Nintendo on Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U – is said to have gone unanswered. On a new episode of Pieces of Silicon PodcastTantalus CEO Tom Crago was asked if Nintendo had contacted 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 obviously love doing that [Zelda: Twilight Princess HD]but that’s not 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 opportunity we can to work on one of their titles. There’s an ongoing dialogue between our two companies. Usually a bit of time passes between titles and There may be other ideas floating around, but in the case of Skyward Sword, some time passes and then the email arrives: ‘Do you want to consider bringing Skyward Sword to Switch?’ Of course the answer is: ‘Yes, we will.’ And then we got into conversations with Nintendo about what that might look like, and we finally got it going.
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 that in a discussion like this. And remember, if Nintendo decides to re-release this particular game, they don’t need to call on the company that shipped the Wii U release.
Earlier this month, there was a rumor that Nintendo was likely to 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 sometime this year to fill the void? Please leave your own thoughts below.