Saturday May 14, 2022

Tantalus are the development studio which brought over the beloved The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to the Wii U console and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to the Switch family of systems. The Twilight Princess HD port was a great success for fans and many have been clamouring for Nintendo to bring the game to the newer Nintendo Switch system. However, Tantalus CEO, Tom Crago, recently appeared on the  Fragments of Silicon podcast and said that his company hasn’t been approached by Nintendo to bring The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD port to the Nintendo Switch. This doesn’t mean it’s not happening, but it is not a great sign either.

“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.”

“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.”

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