Rumours of a Zelda Ocarina Of Time Switch game have the Retro Dodo team celebrating Christmas all over again.
Many Nintendo fans around the world are waiting patiently for a new Zelda game to drop, though there is a lot of speculation as to what that game could actually be.
After the mammoth success of Breath of the Wild, Nintendo will undoubtedly be working hard to get the new release ready for the Nintendo Switch Pro. Still, with the Legend of Zelda series approaching an important milestone, the chances of seeing Link in a classic remake on the Switch are increasing by the minute.
The Legend of Zelda celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2021. Our readers know how big Nintendo went on Marketing Mario’s 35th Anniversary; from Super Mario Shoes to Legeo Super Mario sets, Mazza partied hard.
Gamers over the globe are already eagerly anticipating this Hyrule Castle Lego Zelda set, but a Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch release would make 2021 a year to remember…
… though after 2020, Nintendo could release a Link keychain and we’d all be jumping for joy.
But what has sparked this rumour? What has got us so excited?
Read on and find out!
Zelda Ocarina Of Time Switch Game Switch HD Remake Could Be On The Horizon
Zelda fans went crazy for the HD remake of Twilight Princess on the Wii U. The game looks crisper and revitalised, providing gamers with a classic adventure that feels like a new title.
Now, we all know how successful Super Mario 3D All-Stars was, and finally getting to play Super Mario 64 on the Switch felt like a dream come true.
Mario might be Nintendo’s mascot, but Link and Zelda sold the Switch back in 2017. People buy Nintendo consoles for Zelda games; it’s a bonafide fact. While the original NES and SNES adventures are brilliant titles, Ocarina of Time remains one of the greatest games ever made, and a HD remake would sell out immediately.
Just look at how successful the Links Awakening remake was. Take the Pokemon Let’s Go series too; people want to play classic games, and while Ocarina of Time 3D was great, a Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch HD remake up on the big screen would blow us all away.
Zelda Ocarina Of Time Switch HD News
As with many game remake rumours, this one started with a trademark entry. The difference is that this Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch trademark appears to be a new registration rather than a renewal.
As many readers know, renewals are often mundane tasks carried out as part of admin checks to keep things up to date. But a new registration… that screams new game, surely?
Zelda Remake Wishlist – What We Want To See
Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS brought new enhanced graphics and a menu system that was a doddle to navigate. The game looked great, but it was still clearly a reboot of the N64 version.
We don’t want to see a direct port of the game onto the Switch with the same graphics. This is a game that needs five-star treatment. It’s a classic adventure that needs a proper HD remake.
Not only would it be incredible for fans to see Lon-Lon Ranch and the Gerudo Training Ground in super-smooth HD, but it would give new gamers who care more about lag than larger-than-life adventures a chance to experience this… well… larger-than-life adventure!
You’ll find a YouTuber below who has given us an idea of what the game will look like if it was ported to the Nintendo switch in 1080p at 60FPS.
Who wouldn’t love to administer the coup-de-grâce on Queen Gohma while slashing a Joycon in the air? The whole motion control thing felt a little rushed on the Wii Zelda adventures, but it could make a Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch HD remake an absolute tour-de-force!
Ok, I’m done using ‘de’ in sentences now.
Firing the slingshot and the fairy bow using motion controls would be unreal too, giving gamers a chance to immerse themselves in the action while playing on the TV or using the Switch in tabletop mode.
Ocarina of Time might well be the greatest quest I’ve ever embarked on, and the Master Quest made it even better. Switching lefts to rights, mirroring dungeons, and adding more enemies at every turn. It’s the quintessential way to play, and I want to see this version added to the Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch HD Remake.
But could we see an even harder mode? What about a Triforce Courage Quest, or a Gerudo Quest? Could we even see a new feature added akin to Dampe’s Dungeon Builder in Links Awakening on the Switch? Perhaps a new boss challenge mode or even (brace yourselves) an extra level!
However it happens, the Zelda Ocarina of Time Switch HD remake will be a joy to play. We’re keeping our ears to the ground and our eyes on the Hyrule horizon for any more news, so be sure to head back here for more updates as and when we get them!
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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.