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Why These Zelda Games are NOT Coming to Nintendo Switch

There have been a host of rumours lately around an old Legend of Zelda title making it’s way to the Nintendo Switch – here at, we tend not to get into the rumour game, so instead of commenting on this game in particular, here are a few Legend of Zelda titles we feel are NEVER coming to the Nintendo Switch.


I’d love to say my logic for each of these games is wildly different, but unfortunately it’s all the same – these games have been remastered before, and to see that happen again as stand alone titles seems unlikely. Could we get a collection of remastered games, ala Super Mario 3D Allstars? I could see that.  Stand alone titles? No.

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask are two of the best games in the series, and really were must own titles back in the Nintendo 64 days. No one will deny that – the games have been soo good, that they were part of the Wii Virtual Console, and are available now on Nintendo Switch Online with the Expansion Pass. So is it likely that these two games get a remaster? No, probably not. For one, they are available as part of the Expansion Pass, but two, both games already got a 3D release on the Nintendo 3DS – although is likely has happened, I’m not sure Nintendo is in the market to relaunch games they have already….relaunched.

The same logic can be used for the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, although there is a sliver of hope this one is released again which we will get to soon. While easily one of the best Legend of Zelda games of all time, this title has already be redone…just last generation in fact. So for those hoping we might get this game on the Nintendo Switch, I think you might be waiting a long time. There is one exception.

The Wii U sold like dog poo. And therefore The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD sold like dog poo. So may be we see it again, like we have seen so many Wii U games so far.

What Legend of Zelda games do you want to see on the Nintendo Switch?


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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