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Every Zelda Game In The Works

2021 marked the 35th anniversary of the "Zelda" series. In honor of that milestone, Nintendo shared a variety of "Legend of Zelda" content at E3, including a "Breath of the Wild 2" teaser, a new trailer for "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD," and a "The Legend of Zelda" Game & Watch reveal. Despite this showing at the virtual event, fans have expressed their disappointment with the "Zelda" celebration so far, especially compared to the abundance of announcements, themed merchandise, and games Nintendo rolled out for the 35th anniversary of "Super Mario Bros." in 2020.


Between "Super Mario 3D All'-Stars," a "Mario" battle royale for the Nintendo Switch, and the beefed-up "Super Mario 3D World," fans certainly got their share of the Italian plumber. Thankfully, not all hope is lost for the 35th anniversary of "The Legend of Zelda." Several "Zelda" titles are rumored to be in the works, meaning Link and company may yet get more time in the spotlight.

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Revealed at E3 2019, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" appears to be well into development. Nintendo gave gamers even more to talk about earlier this year, offering up a teaser trailer composed of both gameplay and cinematic sequences. While the sequel's exact name and release date remain unknown, the end of the video revealed that it will launch at some point in 2022. 


"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2" appears to evoke many of the same qualities exemplified by "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." These include intense combat, challenging puzzles, and an engaging narrative. Moreover, the frantic soundtrack in the teaser trailer is certainly evocative of the original's, especially during combat sequences.

Until the follow-up releases, "Breath of the Wild" has plenty of content to sink your teeth into and remains a highly acclaimed title, with an aggregate score of 97 on Metacritic.

Rumored: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess for Nintendo Switch

According to tweets from VGC editor Andy Robinson, the "Zelda" series will get two more installments in 2021 with Nintendo Switch versions of "The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker" and "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess." After receiving many comments on his initial tweet that the games were "100% coming this year," Robinson elaborated that he regretted saying "100%" and that "Zelda" fans should "sit tight."


"The Wind Waker" and "Twilight Princess" were both remastered for the Wii U. So, for "The Wind Waker," the Nintendo Switch would be its third available platform since its release on Gamecube. Meanwhile, the Switch would be the fourth available platform for "Twilight Princess," in addition to its initial release on the Wii and GameCube.

It would be interesting to see what the two would look like on the Nintendo Switch. It is plausible that the games would simply be ports, given they've already gotten the remaster treatment. However, Nintendo might be willing to give them a fresh coat of paint.

Rumored: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages remakes

Based on a tweet from Nintendo leaker markomaro, remakes of "The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons" and "Oracle of Ages" may be in the works. Markomaro alleged that the remakes will release between 2022 and 2023, adding that there had been "plans to include a third game that was planned originally for the GBC, what it's clear at least since the start it's that will be separate releases."


As with the rumors regarding Switch releases for "The Wind Waker" and "Twilight Princess," this should be taken with a grain of salt. Further, it is worth noting that markomaro isn't one of the most prominent Nintendo leakers, which may diminish the rumor's credibility. Nonetheless, given the remake of "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" and its critical success, with an 87 on Metacritic, it wouldn't be much of a surprise for remakes of the "Oracle" games to make their way to Switch.