The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess Collection May Be Headed to the Switch
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remasters may be headed over to the Nintendo Switch as part of a collection, according to a new rumor. The last Zelda remaster to arrive on the platform was Skyward Sword. At the time, it was expected that all three games would be a part of this collection, but that didn’t end up being the case.
Venturebeat’s Jeff Grubb revealed during a recent episode of his Nintendo podcast that he expects the long-awaited Zelda collection will the see the light of day at some point, estimating October of this year as the likely release window. He added that Nintendo is interested in releasing a Zelda game each year, which is why they’ve been holding on to this collection.
With the Breath of the Wild sequel getting pushed to 2023, releasing The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker and Twilight Princess collection in Fall 2022 would indeed make sense for Nintendo. Jeff also mentioned that the previously rumored Metroid Prime remaster would possibly arrive in November, followed by Advance Wars 1 + 2 in December.
The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker was originally a GameCube action-adventure game developed by Nintendo and published by Nintendo. It was released in Japan in December 2002, North America in March 2003, and Europe in May 2003. A high-definition remaster, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD, was released for the Wii U in September 2013. Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess was originally released in 2006 for the GameCube and Wii. A high-definition remaster for the Wii U, The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD, was released in March 2016.
Jeff didn’t make any mention of the pricing of this remastered collection. The Nintendo Switch release of the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword was met with criticism for being a full priced game, despite the original on the Wii being cheaper at launch.