Wii U Direct: Two New Zelda Games Coming to Wii U, One of Them is a Wind Waker Remake

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Eiji Aonuma discussed two new Zelda games in development for Wii U. One is a brand-new game, which they’re discussing how to approach at present. Some talked about ideas include re-introducing non-linear gameplay and adding multiplayer functionality in order to innovate the core of what we’ve come to think of as Zelda.

The other is an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Wii U. Mr. Aonuma showed off several development images of the game’s iconic Windfall Island. The Wind Waker remake will feature upgraded graphics and Off-TV Play, and is due this fall, while announcements for the brand-new title will come at another time.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002615777344 Carlo Refice

    OH MY GOD!!!!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR!!!!!!! OMG OMG!

  • http://www.facebook.com/liam.hutt Eric Hutt

    I’m throwing my rupees at the screen but nothing is happening.

    • Erimgard

      THROW MORE

      • http://www.facebook.com/andsy.rascal Andsy Rascal

        Don’t! They’ll smash your screen! :o

        • Olamarr

          WHO CARES! I NEED THIS! I NEEEED IT!!

  • Erimgard

    I’m going to buy WW Reborn SO HARD

  • Westar

    Lets hope it doesn’t become a dissapointment…

    • Josh

      Hahah.
      The Wind Waker was never a disappointment. They’re just throwing on a fresh new coat of paint plus maybe a bonus here and there. How can that be disappointing?

      • Westar

        I never said The Wind Waker was a dissapointment, I ment the HD concept can get too high expectations and then when it’s released it’s just not as good as many had hoped it would be

  • http://twitter.com/JacobMonster1 Jacob Lishmov

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RUPEES!

  • http://twitter.com/JacobMonster1 Jacob Lishmov

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RUPEES!

  • fused_shadows

    Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about a TWW HD remake. He said that it’s possible, but highly unlikely. *Sends friend link to this page* XD

  • Broom

    Wind Waker is timeless in it’s original form. Why would you ruin a perfect game?

    • HeroofTime123

      How is this ruining it? I think they’re really just making a great game even better.

    • Erimgard

      Were you against the OoT 3D game as well? Sometimes remakes can make things better.

      • zachy

        OoT 3D didn’t really improve anything, infact, I still prefer the N64 version over it.
        Remaking WW is a horrible idea, it’s not a classic, hardly anybody loves it. It was fun but who the hell would want a remake? The graphics are the same, it’s pointless to remake it.

  • Dragonchu

    I was going to connect windwaker to my Wii but if there’s going to be a new one…
    SCREW DAT!

    • jarjar4evr

      Yesterday I downloaded the ROM and I was intending to start playing WindWaker TODAY. Just as you said, SCREW DAT! lol

      The visuals on this remake look phenomenal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.blackmore.5 Alex Blackmore

    So this is the remake they promised? no Moonfall? was Wind waker actually ever brought up as a ‘classic’ zelda game to be remade? what the hell…

    • Erimgard

      They never promised a remake of anything. They said they were aware of the fan interest in an MM remake, but that they weren’t working on it at this time.

      • zdog

        Actually they specifically brought up Link to the Past. Honestly I’m very surprised, it seems Wind Waker is the game they keep giving us when nobody asks for it.

        • Erimgard

          Again, no promises were made. Miyamoto says almost every year that he’d like to see a remake or “spiritual successor” to aLttP made. His most recent quote said that they wouldn’t remake the game, but if he could get a younger, talented team that he trusted, he’d like to see another game made in its style, but that he wouldn’t make it himself, and he wouldn’t let anyone else make it unless he trusted them completely.

          No one promised anything.

          • zdog

            Touché and well put. I guess I’m just surprised really. Even though there were no promises made there had been a lot more hinting at MM, LttP. So it just seems a little out of left field to do WW. But looking at it I’m pretty excited.

          • IgosDuIkana

            ALTTP is best Zelda Game a spiritual seccessor or somethign that falls back to the original philosophy of the series is the only thing that can redeem it in my eyes. TWW was the last game that was really decent in the series except OOA and OOS which were amazing as well but were developed out of Nintendo

    • http://www.facebook.com/zac.schneider2 Zac David Schneider

      Dude, it’s a graphical update. The gameplay should be as tight as ever, but the difference is an upgrade in graphics. That’s not “ruining” a game. The story and gameplay are unchanged (to our knowledge), and obviously they’re not introducing any radical character-design changes. Chill.

  • http://twitter.com/MagicalRamen Rin Okumura

    *Goes to buy a Wii U*

  • artbyartwest

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS THE GREATEST NEWS OF MY LIFE

  • zachy

    At least update the style on the characters, they look absolutely the same.

    • amy

      WW is too new.. I am very sad and was hopping for LTTP. Why why why? I remember way too much of it. I hated the art style and the game was too easy. Way to go Nintendo.

  • Emma Mix

    :’)

  • Julian

    They better not make this multiplayer….

  • Benjamin

    Badass

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1758190677 Brian R Dalgetty

    Why Wind Waker? It’s not that I don’t love Wind Waker, I really do, however they could literally just release a digital version of the original Gamecube game onto Wii U, I played it for Gamecube last year and the visuals still hold up. I would much rather have seen a Majora’s Mask or a Link to the Past remake, I will be buying this though, I just wonder if they are adding anything new to the game or if it is just a graphical overhaul.

  • Nico

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wind waker is the only major Zelda I haven’t played because I dont have a Gamecube and my Wii doesnt have GC compatibility, but now I’ll get to play it!!! Exactly what I wanted!!!!

  • MY NAMES NO RIIIIICCCCCKKKKKKK

    shut up and take my money

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