December 5, 2018
Nintendo has not been afraid to delve into the classics of the Zelda franchise to either re-release, remaster or re-imagine. The first example of this was the bonus pre-order disc that contained the N64 and NES titles with the Wind Waker. ‘Celda’ has also had an HD remaster for the Wii U alongside the other GameCube Zelda title, Twilight Princess.
The 3DS has also seen two remasters and a re-imagining. A Link Between Worlds being the sequel to the SNES classic. In this game, Aonuma used the original map to recreate a new adventure, using mechanics old and new.
With this in mind it seems only a matter of time until we see the next remake of a Zelda title. It has been a year and a half since the release of Breath of the Wild and with the sequel probably not coming until a new console is available … what is going to fill the time between? There seems to be a strong amount of evidence pointing toward the Wii Legend of Zelda title, Skyward Sword.
Recently at a Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert in Japan, Eiji Aonuma stepped on stage to acknowledge the desire of fans to see the Wii title re-released. What is also worth noting is the order of release of the remakes. We have had all the previous 3D Zelda titles remade … other than the origin story from the end of the Wii era.
With this in mind, IGN has released a video presented by Brian Altano and Tom Marks about whether Skyward Sword would work on the Switch and if the desire for it is really there. IGN’s latest NVC podcast also discusses whether there is a need for the controversial Zelda title.
So what do you guys think? Are we ready for another Zelda remake or would you prefer a brand new title? Do you like Skyward Sword?
Personally, Skyward Sword is one of my favorite Zelda titles. It has the best story and soundtrack from the series, the presentation was excellent for the Wii’s limited hardware, and it was initiative in its control scheme. But I would take a remaster of any Zelda title (except the Phillips CD-i games).
This has been aJ for TGPZ, take care and keep gaming!
Check out IGN’s video below (or on YouTube here) and let us know what you think in the comments below!