Originally reported several days ago, a rumor circulated that Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma teased a Switch port for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Allegedly, this occurred on-stage during a Zelda concert in Osaka, Japan. Aonuma was quoted saying: “I know what you are thinking, Skyward Sword for Switch, right?”
Eurogamer has dropped several interesting tidbits on the rumor. First off, EG has posted a denial from a Nintendo spokesperson.
“At this time we have no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Nintendo Switch,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer today.
Well, that is unfortunate for many of us that would love to see a Switch re-release for the Wii game. However, another line in the Eurogamer article stands out. Here’s what News Editor Tom Phillips wrote in the site’s news piece.
As I understand it, Nintendo is keen to have a Zelda game launch on Switch every year. Following 2017 epic Breath of the Wild, 2018 had a port of spin-off Hyrule Warriors.
Now, normally we don’t pay too much attention to individual sentences in the news articles on other websites. However, Eurogamer was the game site that originally reported on the Nintendo Switch correctly, long before we knew it was a hybrid system. Maybe EG knows something about Nintendo’s Zelda strategy, too?
I hope so. After all, I would not pass up a chance to play Skyward Sword again.