Although not always so popular, many fans hope it is berharap Zelda: The Wind Builder will get a Switch release date. Given that it’s the 35th anniversary of the franchise, it makes sense that Nintendo would bring Wind Waker to its newest console, especially since an HD version was made for the Wii U which could be a direct port.
Will The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker get a Switch release date?
Unfortunately, it looks like Zelda: Wind Waker won’t be getting a Switch release date. Despite rumors of a Zelda 35th-anniversary collection being in the works, series creator Eiji Aonuma shut down hopes that it will come to the Switch, at least this year. At E3, Aonuma stated very bluntly that Skyward Sword HD would be the only Zelda title released on Switch to celebrate its anniversary.
Unfortunately, Nintendo has been terrible at making use of its back catalogue, so it’s unlikely that Wind Waker won’t be coming to the Switch anytime soon, if ever. It’s odd that the Wii U title that sold less has moved to the Switch, but big N decisions rarely make sense to fans.
Wind Waker’s reveal was initially met with derision for its cell-shaded cartoon art style. However, the game has been a much-loved entry in the Zelda series over the years and is being hailed as one of the best in the franchise.
We’ll be getting Skyward Sword HD, but that seems like an odd choice given that Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, and Majora’s Mask are more memorable. Maybe if Skyward Sword sells well, we’ll finally get a chance to play another 3D Zelda game on the Switch. For now, we won’t hold our breath about their chances of coming to consoles.