The credit titles of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD confirm that the study Tantalus has been responsible for adapting the Wii game to Nintendo Switch, according to reports from VGC. The Australian team is the same one that made the port from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD in collaboration with the Nintendo offices in Kyoto.
Tantalus’s work, according to dataminer @OatmealDome, has supposed convert the code to the Wii version from Skyward Sword a Switch to work smoothly native. In previous Nintendo adaptations, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the company’s European division created a emulator for GameCube and Wii games, from which the title at hand has also benefited.
As a reminder: Nintendo European R & D developed a GC and Wii emulator named Hagi for SM3DAS. While Sunshine was fully emulated, Galaxy was recompiled so that the code natively ran on the Switch CPU (for a speed up). However, Audio/GPU was still emulated.https://t.co/Lwhj7Iibqy— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) July 14, 2021
The involvement of the creative team of The Legend of Zelda in this adaptation, but with Twilight Princess HD, Tantalus CEO Tom Crago said: “[Ellos] they got very involved. Own Aonuma obviously signs everything, it’s his game. It was constantly ubiquitous. And then a team of people in Kyoto dedicated to the game, so daily conversations, very regular calls, a little back and forth between us in Melbourne and Nintendo in Kyoto. “
They are the creators of the adaptations of Rhyme Y Sonic Mania
Tantalus has a history of adapting Switch games since 2017: Sonic Mania, Rhyme Y Cities: Skylines are some of them. They previously performed versions for Wii U of high-budget games such as Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Y Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut.
His latest works are Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Y Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, developments in which they have collaborated with Xbox Game Studios and World’s Edge. The studio, located in Melbourne and largely owned by Keyword Studios since March of 2021, it was founded in 1994. Its name appears mainly in the credits of adaptations to PCs, portable consoles and Nintendo machines.