It looks like Nintendo might be bringing the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to the Nintendo Switch, and giving it the HD treatment.
During the Legend of Zelda Concert in Osaka, Japan today, series producer Eiji Aonuma teased the crowd by saying “We know what you’re thinking: Skyward Sword on the Switch, right?”, which was received to mass applause from the audience, sources say. Various Japanese and Chinese Twitter profiles began spreading the information earlier today, with a few native speaking user providing translations. GameXplain made a video providing tons of translated tweets on the subject can be found here.
Skyward Sword, which released in November 2011 on the Nintendo Wii, is canonically the first entry in the series, confirmed by the series official timeline by the Hyrule Historia publications from Nintendo and Dark Horse Comics. The game, which was the first Zelda game to fully use the system’s motion controls in realistic fashion, was received extremely positive by both critics and fans. Many fans consider it to be an underrated entry in the series, which has pushed fans to ask to see it be brought back into the spotlight on Nintendo’s newest hardware.
The Legend of Zelda series continues to stay in headlines, with the recent hint from Game Informer editor Imran Khan that the next entry in the series may be “coming sooner than we think” along with a job posting by Nintendo specific to the series; and it looks like it isn’t stoping anytime soon. As always, take this with a huge grain of salt. Until official confirmation from Nintendo, please consider this a rumor, but here’s hoping we get to see the game make its way on to everyone’s favorite hybrid system!