A few days ago, Legend of Zelda development head Eiji Aonuma hinted at the possibility that we might be receiving a Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Switch port at some point in the future, causing some excitement to bubble in the Nintendo community. However, Nintendo has since stopped those rumors cold.
The company released a clear and to-the-point statement that there are currently no plans for the company to port Skyward Sword over to the Switch, despite the company having ported a number of older Legend of Zelda games over to other consoles, such as Hyrule Warriors to the Switch, an HD port of Twilight Princess on the Wii U, and Ocarina of Time and Majora’s mask to the 3DS.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the earliest-set version of the Zelda timeline, taking place ages after a war between the Goddess Hylia and an army of demons caused the population of what would become Hyrule to be sent up into the air on a floating island. When Princess Zelda is kidnapped and taken to the surface, it falls to Link to follow her down and get her back, while dealing with the wicked Ghirahim’s plans for her.
Even if there’s no Skyward Sword Switch port in the making, hopefully Nintendo will be able to come out with a large number of different games over the next year, especially since they’re going to be at E3 with what we hope will be a large number of different announcements.
There’s also the possibility that Nintendo might be lying in order to keep a lid on the possibility of the Skyward Sword Switch port. Nintendo may announce it in a future direct or at E3 2019, but there’s the bigger possibility that they’re being truthful as well.
So while the lack of a Switch port for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might be disappointing, we may get even better Zelda games in the future.