Is the Switch Set to receive 3DS Remakes?

After a stellar 2017, the Nintendo Switch is looking a little bleak for 2018 so far, but there’s a possibility that Nintendo is looking into bringing 3DS remakes across to the system.

It’s surfaced today that PR representatives for Nintendo of America have been reaching out to media outlets and requesting permission to re-quote reviews for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a game that came out for the 3DS in 2013.

We’ve previously speculated on a top-down Zelda coming to the Nintendo Switch this year and this news looks to confirm that this could be the case.

Nintendo is expected to announce a Nintendo Direct for this month in order to fill out their Switch library for the calendar year and taking advantage of their 3DS library would seem like a smart move. Should A Link Between Worlds find its way over to the Switch, it opens the potential for further games to also make the jump.

One game that would be ideal for a move to the Switch is the recently released Metroid II reimagining: Metroid: Samus Returns. Porting across other remade Zelda games like Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask would also be appealing to Nintendo. Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and New Super Mario Bros 2 would also find a new audience on the Switch should they make the leap across.

Nintendo might not be so keen on other obvious 3DS games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Fire Emblem Fates, as there’s due to be new Switch entries for each series released soon.

We’re expecting an announcement from Nintendo for a Direct any time now, so we’re likely only days away from seeing whether the 3DS will live on through the Switch.

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