It is becoming increasingly common for Nintendo to lend its IP and call the services of external studios to help recreate and remaster the classic library of games – so it’s no surprise to find that the company’s latest release, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, was also handled by someone else.
As highlighted by Australian Nintendo fan site Vooks.net, the developer of the enhanced Switch port was Melbourne-based Aussie developer Tantalus. This information was confirmed in the credits. Although the studio may not be widely known, it does have some history The legend of Zelda the series dates back to 201
Back during the turbulent Wii U generation, it was responsible for the HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from the Wii and GameCube era. Serial producer Eiji Aonuma originally recruited the studio because he felt it had “strong development capabilities” across a range of reruns:
“I felt they had strong development skills from seeing their work across reissues of previous titles, so I decided to ask Tantalus to redo this title.”
Earlier in the Switch life cycle, the studio helped Sonic Mania and RiME. What do you think of this developer coming back for Skyward Sword? Did you like Twilight Princess HD during the day? Leave a comment below.