The Legend of Zelda Release Patterns

N3DS_TheLegendofZeldaMajorasMask3D_character_02Yesterday, November 5th, Nintendo announced that they are finally going to give Zelda fans what they’ve been clamoring for, they are going to release Majora’s Mask 3D. This reignited some thoughts I had about the release patterns for the Zelda series that I had last year, around the time Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds were released.

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I made an infographic so you guys could see the pattern for yourselves! Check it out below!


So the pattern so far is that we get a remake on mobile platforms, and an original on consoles. Then they switch, and we get a remake on home consoles, and an original on mobile platforms, then switch again. If Nintendo follows the pattern they’ve set so far, by my estimation, we will be getting a console remake and an original game for mobile platforms in 2017. If I were to guess, I would say that the remake will be Twilight Princess on Wii U.

Of course, Nintendo can’t follow this pattern forever, they will eventually run out of titles to remake, but for the time being, they have enough to last them a while.

So what do you think of my theory? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!

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