Can Nintendo exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess run on Xbox Series X? Apparently yes! The title of the Big N, released in 2006 on Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Wii, can now also be emulated on the new Microsoft console.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess playable on Xbox Series X
As shown by Twitter user Simm, RetroArch, which is an emulation software that allows the user to mimic the hardware and user interface of an “external” machine, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess can be purchased and installed on Xbox Series X via direct download from the Xbox Store, allowing the console to play files that are not officially supported.
Although it is a new way to approach Link’s adventure in Zelda: Twilight Princess, there are obvious problems such as, for example, input lag on Xbox Series X. This shows that the whole work is still far from absolute perfection, indeed.
— Simm (@GrimSimm) April 16, 2021
However, for anyone interested, RetroArch is publicly available for purchase for around $20, and installation on Xbox makes the product officially supported by the console.
As we all know, historically Nintendo has always been very protective of its intellectual properties. Anyone caught using Nintendo IPs improperly is often reprimanded, either with termination orders or threats of legal action.
In this specific case, no user will have repercussions, but it is likely that Microsoft will be forced to re-evaluate the availability of RetroArch on its platform, perhaps even eliminating it or reshaping the possibilities offered.
However, before Nintendo announces a Twilight Princess port or remake, just like it did with Skyward Sword, this is a viable option for recovering a game that made history. In any case, we completely distance ourselves from piracy practices and remind you to emulate the game only if you actually own it, in order to support the work as necessary.