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It's fair to say that a lot of Zelda fans out there were left feeling a little let down by Nintendo's 50-minute Direct last night. As the first proper Nintendo Direct in nearly two years, mere days before the Zelda series' 35th anniversary, expectations were high that Link would very much be the focus of the show. It was not to be.
There were two pieces of Zelda news to come out of the Direct: details of an expansion pass for the spinoff game Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity, and a HD port of The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword. While Skyward Sword absolutely isn't a bad game, it's definitely not the one most fans were hoping to see come to Switch as part of the 35th anniversary celebrations. It also didn't help matters that the update we got on Breath Of The Wild 2 is that there is no update.
The good news is that it sounds like there are a few more Zelda games still to be announced for the Switch in 2021. According to VGC journalist Andy Robinson, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess are "100%" on the way. Robinson and VGC broke the news of the Super Mario 35th anniversary ports months before the actual reveal, so this is definitely a claim to take notice of.
The conveyer belt of Mario ports have totally converted my young daughters the past few months, so I'm really looking forward to introducing them to Zelda this year.- Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) February 18, 2021
Eurogamer's Tom Phillips has also suggested in a series of tweets that Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker will be released for Switch in a couple of months. Both titles were remastered in HD for the Wii U with a slew of improvements and quality-of-life fixes, so I'd assume it'll be these versions that make their way to Nintendo's latest console.
See you in a couple months :)- Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsEG) February 18, 2021
As much as we all complained about Mario All-Stars, we also all bought it.- Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsEG) February 16, 2021
Looking forward to Wind Waker being available on Switch for six months and knowing I only have myself to blame.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword will release on Nintendo Switch on July 16, and at least one of the GAMINGbible team thinks it's definitely time to revisit this divisive entry. Personally, I'm elated at the news of The Wind Waker coming to Switch - I truly believe it's among the best Zelda games ever made.
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