Tantalus says Nintendo hasn't asked them to bring The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD to Switch
There’s a few rumors surrounding the Switch that have been floating around for multiple years now. One of those pertains to both The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD making their way to Switch. The discussion has once again picked up steam recently, and while Nintendo isn’t talking about the topic, a developer that worked with Nintendo has.
Tantalus was one of the teams Nintendo worked with to release The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. You’d think if the game was brought over to Switch, Tantalus would be involved once again. According to Tantalus CEO Tom Crago, who spoke on an episode of the Fragments of Silicon podcast, Tantalus hasn’t been contacted about a potential port.
“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.”
Of course, there’s a few different ways to look at this. First off, you could think that Mr. Crago is telling the truth. Second, and maybe more likely, it would be really hard to imagine a situation where Tantalus was asked to bring the game over to Switch, yet also given permission to talk about it openly. If Tantalus was working on the project, it would be much more likely that Nintendo would have them staying hush-hush. Third, just because Tantalus worked on Twilight Princess HD doesn’t mean Nintendo would work with them again to port the game to Switch.
All possible, and all speculation at this point. For now, I guess the best option is to take what Mr. Crago says as legit. It may not be the answer we want, but it’s as close as we’ll get to an official statement.