Maybe it’s because information on Breath of the Wild 2 has been scarce and an official release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s easy to forget that we haven’t had a total drought of Zelda content. With the Skyward Sword remake last year, the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity spinoff a year before that, and the Link’s Awakening remake before that, there’s been a somewhat steady and consistent stream of Zelda game releases. It’s been great!

But in the early 2000’s, fans were treated to a Zelda game every year for eight years in a row. Eight years! That’s amazing! Whether it was a sequel with borrowed assets like Majora’s Mask, handheld installments like Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, or a new console game like The Wind Waker, it was a great time to be a Zelda fan. Only having to wait a year (or two at most in the 2010’s) for a new Zelda game meant there was always another one to pick up, a perfect distraction from waiting for the next big console game.

I recognize that video game development timelines will likely only continue to increase the more advanced technology becomes, and I always appreciate Nintendo’s commitment to innovation with each installment. But there is a selfish side of me that would love to see Nintendo resume a yearly release schedule. Whether it’s a sequel that expands on its predecessor, an experimental multiplayer-heavy game, or a remake that is both nostalgic and modern, at the end of the day, I really just want more Zelda in my life.

What do you think? Would you want a Zelda game to come out yearly? Or would you feel overwhelmed by the options? Let us know in the comments!

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