Nintendo hasn’t approached Tantalus about bringing Zelda: Twilight Princess HD to Switch
There are a few first-party Wii U games left that fans are hoping will be brought to Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Thus far though, it has yet to happen.
Tantalus – the team behind Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – originally worked on Twilight Princess HD for its release on Wii U in 2016. However, according to CEO Tom Crago, the company hasn’t asked the company to work on a Switch port yet.
On the latest episode of the Fragments of Silicon podcast, Crago said the following when asked about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Switch and whether Nintendo has reached out:
“No, and look, we’d obviously love to do that, but that hasn’t been a priority for Nintendo – or at least not in conversations that they’ve had with us.
The way it works with our friends over there is we’ll jump at any opportunity we can to work on one of their titles. There’s a constant dialog between our two companies. Often there’s a little bit of time that passes between titles, and there might be other ideas that are kicked around, but in the case of Skyward Sword, some time passed and then the email comes: ‘Would you be interested in considering bringing Skyward Sword on to Switch?’ To which the answer is of course: ‘Yes we would.’ And then we enter into the conversations with Nintendo around what that might look like and eventually we get underway. So it was similar in a lot of senses in terms of how Twilight Princess (on Wii U) came to fruition.”
Of course, Nintendo doesn’t necessarily need Tantalus to work on a Switch port of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The company could always reach out to another company or handle the job itself.
Tantalus last teamed up with Nintendo on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which released in July 2021.