According to the latest rumor, it looks like Nintendo could be prepping HD versions of both The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wind Waker for launch on the Switch.
This latest scuttlebutt comes to us from well-known influencer Stealth, who recently took to social media to talk about possible future Zelda releases.
The primary source for this is someone who told me about over 15 games WAY earlier than when they were announced so I was confident enough to post it but it really is a rumor until official.
— Stealth (@Stealth40k) April 3, 2019
It should probably be reiterated that everything here is still a rumor up to this point, as Nintendo hasn’t said one official word on the matter as of this writing. But then again, this is one of those rumors that make so much sense we’re inclined to digest it with a smaller grain of salt that typically recommended.
For starters, Stealth has become somewhat known for throwing rumors into the ring that have turned out to be accurate. He notes in his tweet that this particular rumor comes from a source who has given him accurate details more than a dozen times concerning upcoming games, which is why he had confidence in even mentioning it in the first place. At the same time, he notes that he has received no prior knowledge concerning the supposed Best Buy leak pertaining to a version of Link to the Past hitting the Swtich and, if he’s just out to spread shaky rumors, that seems like an easy one he could have just claimed to have more details about.
Of course, we know for a fact that Nintendo wants to lean hard into the Zelda series moving forward, going so far as to announce a remake of Link’s Awakening during a recent Direct. Cadence of Hyrule was also recently revealed, a collaboration with the rhythm-based dungeon crawler, Crypt of the NecroDancer.
Finally, we also know that Nintendo has been big on bringing the best Wii U games to the Switch, giving them a second lease on life due to the previous console’s miniscule audience. HD versions of both Twilight Princess and Wind Waker were brought to the Wii U a few years back, so it would make perfect sense for Nintendo to double dip with those games, as Stealth is suggesting, on the Switch.
But now the question is, assuming this latest buzz is true, is Nintendo maybe leaning a little too heavily on Link and his pals at this point?