After the phenomenal success of Breath of the Wild back in 2017, gamers around the world are waiting on tenterhooks for a new Zelda game to drop.
I’ve been obsessed with the Zelda series ever since I can remember, and while Mario might be Nintendo’s signature mascot, the Hero of Time will always be the one that draws gamers back for more.
That’s why Nintendo released the Switch with a Zelda game, after all!
The tales are epic, the quests are mind bogglingly incredible, and the characters are some of the most memorable in any game franchise.
And let’s talk about how stunningly beautiful the worlds in Breath of the Wild are for a second.
The first open-world Zelda adventure has changed the way the games will run forever. Climbing up those Twin Peaks through the snow or soaring through the Gerudo Desert with your glider…
… it doesn’t get any better than that!
Fans waiting for a new Zelda game may have found temporary solace after the release of the new Windbound game, which is essentially a rip-off of Zelda in every way, shape, and form.
But it’s still a great title, and the main character, Kara, would make a pretty good ally to Link if they ever fancied joining forces.
But enough waffling. Here’s everything we know and are dreaming of in relation to a new Zelda game.
And if you’re reading this, Nintendo… get a move on, would you!
New Zelda Games That Could Change
Our Lives In 2021
Zelda 35th Anniversary Collection
The time between the announcement of the new Mario game and me completing the official Retro Dodo Super Mario 3D All Stars review was only a couple of weeks, and the new game has players across the world saying the same thing…
… a new Zelda game has to be next!
If Shigeru and his team decide to go down a similar route for the 35th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda, then the chances are that we could have a similar quick-release on our hands.
The official date of the anniversary is February 21st 2021. Could we see a new game being announced around Valentine’s day?
There were three games released in the Mario 3D All Stars Collection, but which ones would make the cut if we were to see a ‘Triforce Trilogy’?
Fans are torn between Ocarina, Majora, and Windwaker in one collection, and Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword in another.
Either one would suit me fine, but it would be nice to play Skyward Sword without having to wave a Wiimote around like a mad man.
Plus, those later Zelda titles wouldn’t need as much work to get them into HD.
The Hero Of Time Collection
Nintendo released Ocarina of Time: Master Quest when they brought out Wind Waker on the Gamecube, one of the best Gamecube games of all time!
They also released the Hero of Time quests on the Nintendo 3DS too.
It wouldn’t be much of a shock if they decided to release these games for the Switch in 2021, either in their original styles as they’ve done with Super Mario 64 or in an updated HD style.
I really hope it’s the second as Ocarina of Time would look incredible with a BOTW-style makeover.
And let’s be honest, we’d all buy it and play it because these two titles will NEVER get old or feel boring to play.
It could even provide Ninty with a chance to add in a few modes or extra add-ons, a little like the ones I experienced when writing my Links Awakening review last year.
Fighting Dark Link and Twinrova in HD; it would be a dream come true!
Breath Of The Wild 2
There are more rumours flying around about the new Breath of the Wild game than I have had hot dinners.
Ok, that’s not necessarily true, as I like cooking up a storm just about as much as Link does, but this new Zelda game certainly has a lot of fans going crazy.
We know for a fact that it’s definitely happening sometime soon. We’ve rewatched the trailer around 100 times now and have ended up with a list of questions a mile long.
Will we be able to ride the animal that Link and Zelda are on as they journey underneath Hyrule Castle?
Is Ganon going to use the power of the Monks to ‘rehydrate’ himself and turn back into Ganondorf, becoming a physical enemy that we have to defeat?
Will Zelda become a physical character that we can use?
Honestly, we have so many more questions about this new Zelda game, but here’s one that I want to put to you, our readers…
… wouldn’t it make sense to drop the new Zelda game on the 35th anniversary of the series?
It would, wouldn’t it, which means we might have a ‘Wind Waker-style’ special edition box set where we get one brand new Zelda game and one or two remastered titles as an added extra.
If that’s the case, then I’d love to see Ocarina and Skyward Sword in the bundle.
Does this mean that we might get a similar selection of goodies when Link has his birthday?
Could we be seeing Triforce designs on tees and sneakers, Master Sword USB sticks and pens, and even Sheikah Slate tablets or a custom switch dock?
Don’t forget that the Nintendo Switch 2 is just around the corner too, promising updated graphics and an improved home gameplay experience.
Might we see the new console and a new Zelda game dropping at the same time, with that Master Sword USB stick I know you’re all thinking about now?
Only time will tell. And judging by Link’s past adventures, time is one thing that he seems to have a lot of!
Let us know your thoughts on what the new Zelda game might be and your choice of titles for the Zelda 35th Anniversary collection.
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.