Mere days ago Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma teased Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Switch at a Legend of Zelda concert in Japan. The words were met with enthusiasm from the audience, sending a buzz across the Internet when attendees began to post about the potential port.
Nintendo took the next logical step and denied everything.
Eurogamer reached out to Nintendo in regards to Aonuma’s words, asking for clarification and further information. The response was typical Nintendo fare, with the contacted spokesperson stating, “At this time we have no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch”.
The answer comes across as cut and dry, but any longtime video game fan knows to take such statements with a grain of salt. Nintendo especially plays their cards close to their chest, and are usually not fond of announcing a project years before its planned release.
In my opinion, I believe Skyward Sword will arrive on the Switch sooner rather than later. Even Aonuma wouldn’t tease something like this to an audience of Zelda fans, knowing the sort of effect it would create, unless the port was in serious consideration or already in development. Skyward Sword is a divisive title among the fanbase, but with the right improvements (and without a Skyrim release hanging over it) the game has the potential to win over indifferent fans, and find new ones.