There’s a lot of speculation going into Nintendo’s next Direct special, which is rumored to be happening sometime this month. It will help set the pace for the year in gaming to come for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS, with some big announcements reportedly being planned – and that could very well include a classic Zelda game making its debut on the Switch platform.
A few outlets have been reporting that Nintendo’s public relations office has been reaching out in regards to using quotes from reviews for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The game originally published back in 2013 for Nintendo 3DS, and became a colossal hit in the process.
EGM recently reported that they were reached out to, and Pixelpar recently took to Twitter to confirm the same, noting, “Nintendo PR reps have been contacting journalists and requesting permission to re-quote reviews of A Link Between Worlds (for promo purposes). ALBW was released on 3DS in 2013.”
It seems unlikely that Nintendo is going to re-release A Link Between Worlds for a platform that it isn’t out for, so speculation seems to point to its arrival on a new system – the Nintendo Switch. This isn’t confirmed, by any means, but we’ve seen Nintendo re-release Zelda games in the past for new platforms, like The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U console.
A Link Between Worlds was a big hit with fans, throwing the series back to the spiritual style of A Link To the Past, but with a neat new gameplay technique that let you travel to new areas as a wall drawing, allowing a new level of accessibility never seen before in a Zelda game. Obviously, fans would welcome it onto the Switch with open arms, especially with newly remastered graphics.
And if this does turn out to be true, the sky could be the limit for seeing 3DS ports on the Switch, including classics like Super Mario 3D World and maybe even Metroid: Samus Returns – a game we would certainly welcome on the platform.
We’ll keep you informed once Nintendo confirms its plans for its Direct special, but fingers crossed that we’ll be getting that Link Between Worlds port. It’d be lovely to see it again.