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Fans everywhere expected Nintendo to go big for the iconic series Birthday, perhaps with multiple ports and remasters of old favourites. So far, we've had a trailer for the sequel to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, a pretty cool Game & Watch machine, and a HD port of 2011 Wii adventure Skyward Sword. Not a great mix, but the good news is that it sounds like there's much more to come - even if it's not this year.
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According to Twitter user markomaro, Nintendo has a handful of Zelda-themed surprises ready to go for 2022. It's important to note this particular "leaker" has a fairly spotty track record. Still, a lot of their recent claims have been corroborated by writer and streamer Cameron Hawkins, and also echo a handful of rumours from earlier this year. With that in mind, grab the usual pinch of salt and we'll dive in.
Firstly, markomaro insists that Nintendo has Switch ports of The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess ready to go. This isn't the first time we've heard this, with the suggestion being that Nintendo is simply waiting until there's a gap in its release schedule to drop these long-awaited ports for fans. They add that Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask could also come to Switch later, but as straight ports of their original N64 versions with no added bells and whistles.
What's far more exciting is markomaro's claim that Nintendo is also developing remakes of Game Boy Color classics The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons and Oracle Of Ages. Originally released back in 2001, this pair of handheld Zelda adventures could link up to create one massive story spanning two entirely different regions. Given the excellent work that was done on the Switch remake of Game Boy favourite Link's Awakening, I could totally see the Oracle games getting a similar treatment.
Whether or not all of these titles release in 2022 remains to be seen. We're already fairly confident that the sequel to BOTW will drop in the first half of next year, which would totally leave space for one or two ports/remasters to fill the gap around the second half. For now, we'll just have to wait and see, and hope that Nintendo chooses to shower us with the 35th anniversary Zelda love we've all been waiting for.
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