The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess may be the subject of an HD remake on the Wii U in the future.
Fans found a number of clues hidden in the Wii U eShop that point to the possible restoration of the 2006 title. A shop icon for the game was found in the eShop, leading people to believe that the game was facing either a HD remake or a rerelease on the Virtual Console. This was furthered by the discovery of the title “Twilight Princess HD” on the eShop servers.
The game was originally released in 2006 on the Wii and GameCube and is not the first Zelda game to face a remake – Ocarina of Time was re-released on 3DS in 2011, with Majora’s Mask following suit this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was released on the Wii U in 2013, so it would be consistent for Nintendo to plan to re-release the next title in the series.
The next addition, currently untitled, was set to release this year, but has since been delayed until 2016.
The Legend of Zelda has 18 titles in its main series, with a number of spin-off games, making it one of the longest running videogame franchises. An HD version of Twilight Princess is already playable through fan-created HD textures for emulators, but an official release would take a more professional approach.
If this rumour is true, it would be one of very few GameCube games to make the transition to Wii U. A selection of GameCube titles were later adapted for Wii, but Nintendo has made remarkably little tribute to its last ‘traditional’ console since its discontinuation in 2006.