There is no such thing as too much Zelda
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Eiji Aonuma confirmed that there is a big possibility that we will continue to see other 2D Legend of Zelda games like Link Between Worlds, which came out back on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, and that those titles could make their way to Switch.
From Game Informer interview:
Nintendo has talked about in the past how they’ve merged their handheld and console teams together to streamline the approach. Once the Switch was revealed, it was believed that it would benefit from an increased amount of games for the system, but this is the first time that Aonuma, or Nintendo for that matter, has mentioned both teams dedicated to bringing different types of experiences to Switch.
Which got us thinking about the amount of Legend of Zelda games that came out for both the Wii U and 3DS, and how many of them could we actually expect to release during Switch’s lifetime:
Legend of Zelda games released for the Nintendo 3DS:
Legend of Zelda games released for the Wii U:
Even though some of those games are remakes of previous ones, between the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, there were a total of 9 Legend of Zelda games on both consoles, spanning a total of six and a half years. There were other Zelda games available through the Virtual Consoles, but these six were big enough to deserve physical releases.
If we were to assume that both development teams are working on 2D and 3D Zelda games for the Nintendo Switch, and considering that Switch will be launching with Breath of the Wild, the system could conceivably receive one or two Zelda games each year for the duration of its lifetime.
These could come in the way of new 2D and 3D games, remakes to older games like Skyward Sword, or with a Majora’s Mask-type sequel for Breath of the Wild using the same game engine.
With Switch giving us countless possibilities for Legend of Zelda games on it, what games would you like to see during the lifetime of the Switch?