During a recent performance of The Legend of Zelda orchestra concert in Japan, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma may have teased the possibility of Skyward Sword taking flight on Nintendo Switch in the future. Reports indicate that Aonuma appeared during the event where he teased the audience by saying, “We know what you’re thinking, Skyward Sword on Switch, right?” Not only was his tease met with boisterous applause, but it also set social media abuzz at the possibility.
At GDC 2017, Nintendo’s Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Takuhiro Dohta, and Satoru Takizawa discussed the process of determining their vision for Breath of the Wild‘s art style which included creating HD versions of past games. Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD released on the Wii U in 2013 and 2016 respectively, however, the developers mentioned that an upgraded version of Skyward Sword was also tested but was never released. Additionally, a job listing from Majora’s Mask 3D and Ocarina of Time 3D developer Grezzo posted in late 2017 points to the possibility of additional work on the Zelda series with its headline stating, “Let’s create a legend together 2!”
Originally released in 2011 for the Wii, Skyward Sword was met with praise for its innovation and storytelling, though its use of motion controls remains divisive among fans of the series.
For more on Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch, be sure to check out the wonderful Amanda VanHiel as she joins GameXplain to discuss what they would like to see in a potential HD remaster!