Posted on March 06 2019 by Matt Pederberg
With the recent announcement of the Link’s Awakening remake, some fans are jumping for joy at the thought of this Game Boy classic come to life on the Switch. However, some are just thinking about what else Nintendo could be putting their energy towards. The explosion of remasters and remakes in the Zelda world have been quite frequent in the last few years, including updated versions of the two Nintendo 64 games, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, and the GameCube games Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker. While these titles certainly bring new life to these classics, we also see all of them being released in the period of time between the announcement of Breath of the Wild (then known only as Zelda WiiU) in 2014 and it’s actual release in 2017.
Are these remakes worth it for Nintendo? Clearly the fans (including myself) are eager at the chance to play their favorite Zelda games on the go, but some (also me!) would really much rather a new adventure. When it really comes down to it, I would much rather just have a new game to play than watching all these remakes come out, no matter how bright and shiny they may be.
What do you think? Is Nintendo wasting valuable time they could be spending on new Zelda games, or are remasters and remakes, as Deemo put it, “fuel to the fire?” Let us know in the comments below!
This Daily Debate was suggested by Discord user @Deemo#0315