#zeldaZelda fans disappointed with the new Legend of Zelda Wii U’s delay might have something to hold them over until then. A listing over at Wiibrew lists on Nintendo’s update servers a Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD. One day earlier, an icon for Twilight Princess was found on the Nintendo Network.
Nintendo found previous success in rereleasing an HD version of Zelda with The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD for the Wii U. The rerelease of the Gamecube Zelda title made several quality of life improvements. These include adding a faster sail, speeding up the cutscene that plays when using the grappling hook, and slimming down the triforce quest near the end of the game. One of Twilight Princess’s most common criticisms is it’s lengthy opening sequence, so one such quality of life improvement Nintendo could make would be cutting down on this.
One point of speculation is whether Nintendo would create an HD version of the Gamecube or Wii version (or maybe both.) The Wii version of the game famously was a mirrored version of the Gamecube Twilight Princess. This came about because the majority of people are right handed, while Link is usually depicted as a left handed individual. The entire game was mirrored so Link would hold his sword in the same hand as the players Wiimote. Given the standard layout of the Wii U gamepad (minus the touch screen) it has a mostly traditional controller set up, so the Gamecube version seems like the more likely contender. Twilight Princess released nine years ago on November 19, 2006.
Are you excited for a possible Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD? What changes to the game would you make to improve it? What is your favorite Zelda game? Let us know in the comments below.