Zelda 35th Anniversary – Hopes and Dreams
The SwitchRPG team assembled to discuss what we all would like to see come out of Zelda’s 35th anniversary!
Let’s begin the Zelda 35th Anniversary discussion!
Great! We can discuss the one Zelda RPG that came out for the NES…
I’d like to see the GBA or DS games make a return. Minish Cap in particular was always a game I found cute but discovered way too late to be able to play.
As much as I would love to have more motion control nonsense with Skyward Sword I must control my urges
I already shared my thoughts on the (hopefully likely) return of the Four Swords Anniversary Edition, but I’d also love to see a few other releases for games we haven’t seen in many years. I think most people’s eyes are on a Skyward Sword HD release, which would be welcome, especially if they could tone down a lot of the handholding. I’d love to see Four Swords Adventures make a resurgence as well. Really any game that has been difficult or impossible to get your hands on in the last generation or two is fair game for me.
I think we get something similar to the Mario Collection. Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD already exist so I think it’s the easiest route to package them together with another game. What will it be? My hope is Skyward Sword. I don’t think Nintendo stops there, however.
We are also getting Super Mario 3D World Deluxe + Bowser’s Fury for the Mario celebration so I believe there is a realistic possibility of seeing an Ocarina of Time HD Remaster. If not, maybe we get the rumored Oracle remakes from Grezzo.
Hopefully Grezzo is working on a remake of the Oracle games. I know some would like A Link to the Past remade with the LA engine, but I would prefer the Oracle games. A link to the past is already on the NSO service, so making the Oracle games accessible to a new audience would be nice.
If people prefer an updated/remade version of a Link to the Past, they should check out a Link between Worlds (which would be a nice addition to the switch library).
Minish Cap would be an interesting curveball. That one got overlooked. Nintendo and Capcom seem to be on good terms. It could happen.
I would honestly want to see a reworking of Zelda 2. Possibly HD 2D or Bloodstained quality. It would obviously need some quality of life updates as well. Improve the combat, make towns feel important, and make the overworld just better.
There’s some great concept art that has a tremendous amount of detail but that gets lost in the pixels
That would be amazing! Especially if the towns get updated.
I’m on board with the Z2 remake as long as Error stays in.
I expect the bare minimum from Nintendo, which likely means WWHD and TPHD, but with that said, I do feel it’s time for a modern remake of the most elusive Zelda titles…
That’s right, I’m talking ZELDA CDi: THE WAND OF GAMELON AND THE FACES OF EVIL, BABY
Think of the advancements in voice recording! Think of the enhanced character animations! Just picturing it in my mind makes me say “I can’t wait to bomb some dodongos!”
…honestly? I don’t know what they could possibly re-release or enhance to get me excited. I replayed almost the entirety of the Zelda series right before BotW came out and I own most of the games in some form on either 3DS, Wii U, or Switch. So unless it were a remake of something like LoZ or Zelda 2, really imbuing the games with the sense of the concept art, I don’t know if I could want more. But what I will say is that the dungeon maker in the Link’s Awakening remake was a lot of fun and could/should be expanded upon. Vastly.
I think a lot of people’s big fantasy would of course be Zelda Maker. Nintendo certainly has the capability to make it a reality, as converting their existing, tile-based Mario Maker toolset would be relatively simple. Splash in a variety of art styles, dungeon themes, enemies, and items, and you’d have a smash hit.
The cherry on top would be the ability to create overworld maps as well. The only risk I’d see from Nintendo’s perspective is that there’s no way it would be AS big of a hit as Mario Maker was, just from a franchise popularity standpoint. But we’ll just have to wait and see.
I would love to see Seasons and Ages remade in the engine for Link’s Awakening on Switch.
I genuinely do not know what to expect, but I’ve been wanting a chance to try out Skyward Sword. It was one of the few I missed and I would love to correct that on Switch.
What do YOU think will come out of Zelda’s 35th anniversary?