Posted on January 04 2019 by Sean Gadus
In a slow year for The Legend of Zelda, some of the biggest stories were the results of rumors. The rumor of Skyward Sword being remade in high definition (quickly squashed by Nintendo’s PR department) opened up an enormous fan debate about what remakes Nintendo should see prioritize on their hand held console hybrid.
There are two excellent Zelda remakes that are sitting dormant on Wii U, The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD. With this in mind, which HD remake would you rather see on the Switch?
Ideally, both games will make their way to Switch (hopefully in one package rather than separately for full price), but Nintendo only has so many resources and can only work on so many projects. The Wind Waker HD was an incredible port done in house by Nintendo and Grezzo. The Wii-U version included several smart quality of life improvements and stunning updated graphics. Twilight Princess HD was developed by the Australian developer Tantalus (with oversight from Nintend0) and the package included both the Game Cube and Wii versions of the game, with amiibo support and several tweaks to the wolf sections of the game.
Both ports are excellent but if I could only have one, I’d choose The Wind Waker HD. The cel-shaded art of The Wind Waker translated very well into HD and the game has already been perfectly tweaked in terms of menus and gameplay. That being said, there is a lot of room to still improve Twilight Princess HD with the added power of the Nintendo Switch.
Which HD remake would you rather see Nintendo release on Switch? Let us know in the comments below!