The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Twilight Princess Nintendo Switch ports are coming soon, later this year in fact. Twilight Princess was the first truly new game to come out for the franchise in years, having originally premiered in 2006. Skyward Sword followed in 2011, both debuting for the ever-popular Wii. According to one insider, Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Zelda: The Wind Waker HD are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.
All these new games were confirmed in some form via the past week’s Nintendo Direct. The games will make use of the JoyCons to recreate the motion-based controls from the Wii era. Both the ports of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Twilight Princess were originally planned for a remastered release on the WiiU, but that never came to be. We’re heading into the Zelda series’ 35th anniversary, so it’s pretty good timing. And it looks like Nintendo is taking things very seriously.
“For those disappointed with the Skyward Sword remaster, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess are 100% coming this year,” tweeted journalist Andy Robinson after the latest Direct presentation. “So that’s at least one good 3D Zelda.”
Skyward Sword HD is another title making the jump to the Switch as the remaster jumps onto a new platform. Check out the trailer for the remaster below.
Alongside the Skyward Sword HD news, we’re getting a bunch of other Zelda stuff too. Special Zelda-themed Joy-Cons will also join these various ports. Nintendo is going in hard on the effort to push the adventures of Link and Zelda to new heights. The Zelda Joy-Cons come out on July 21 on the same day with the release of Skyward Sword HD.
There is also work ongoing on Breath of the Wild 2, but there’s precious little news on that front.