Report: Nintendo Curious About What Fans Want for Wind Waker Wii U

When Wind Waker Wii U was first announced, I declared that the remake would mark the perfect time to re-tool the game so that it’s more in line both with its original intent, adding content cut from the final game, as well as more up-to-date in terms of features fans expect, enhancing the sailing mechanics and tweaking the game balance.

Apparently these ideas didn’t fall on deaf ears, as Nintendo’s PR team in the UK composed a list of the most outspoken fan requests to gauge the public’s reaction. See which features they included in the list by clicking below.

Let’s clarify something: the PR and marketing agency for Nintendo in the UK is called MEC Global, which performs similar duties to GolinHarris, the PR agency Nintendo hires for its public relations in the U.S. This press release came out of MEC Global as a marketing move for the upcoming Zelda remake, and doesn’t actually suggest Nintendo’s development studios are looking to implement any fan ideas.

What’s on your wishlist for the new Wii U Zelda game?

With a brand new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the way to the Wii U console, speculation has been mounting over what the reinvented game will be like.

Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s had a hand in the development of many popular Nintendo games with the exception of the Professor Layton series, has offered a few hints as to what we can expect from the new Wind Waker when it finally arrives. He told the ABC news network that HD capabilities of the Wii U will be able to “breathe new life” into the game, and also hinted that the game will have upgraded graphics, along with enhance lighting, better cel shading and overall, a more dynamic and vibrant look.

As it is being developed specifically for the Wii U console, the way the new Zelda: Wind Waker title is played will also be different from its Nintendo GameCube original. Similarly to the New Super Mario Bros. U title, Wind Waker players will have the option to play entirely on the Wii U GamePad. There will also be integration with the Wii U’s Miiverse, similarly to other games released for the console.

This is what we know about the new Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker game so far, but as for more detailed specs and features, we’re still completely in the dark. So, the question is – what would you like to see in the new Wind Waker? What would be on your wish list if you could have a hand in designing the game?

A number of game fans and pundits have a few suggestions, such as the following:

Bring back cut content – a lot of segments (specifically, dungeons) were cut from the original GameCube design due to time constraints, but these could easily be brought back and expanded on in the new title

The ability to change difficulty levels – fans of the Zelda series, or anyone who has ever played a Zelda game, might appreciate the chance to up the ante difficulty-wise, as well as turning off those annoying tutorials

Make sailing more fun – anyone who played the original Wind Waker will know that sailing in the game could be a bit of a chore. Lengthy and repetitive, Zelda fans agree that a way to make sailing faster and more enjoyable is a must when it comes to the new and improved game.

These are just a few of the things Zelda fans would like to see in the brand new Wind Waker, but what improvements would be at the top of your list?

It should be noted that just because Nintendo’s PR partners are putting out a press release like this doesn’t mean that these ideas are actually being considered at this time. All we know is that Nintendo’s representatives have been paying attention to the buzz about the game.

Source: Operation Rainfall