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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Remake, New Zelda Coming to Wii U

/ Jan 24th, 2013 No Comments

Wind Waker
Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Remake

Nintendo announced a new Legend of Zelda title for the Wii U and an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Winder Waker is in the works during a conference on Nintendo Direct.

Very little information has been revealed regarding the title but producer Eiji Aonuma has claimed the new installment will rethink the conventions of Zelda. He also went on to note that it will be a back-to-basics game. Hopefully, this means a taste of the good old days. A new addition to the Legend of Zelda franchise has long been rumored throughout the gaming community and, let’s face it, this whole conference would have been a drag if the game was not announced. Maybe this could be some sort of sequel to Ocarina of Time? Nintendo promised more details will be coming at E3.

Coming as much more of a surprise was the additional announcement that a proper HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is currently in development. The remake will contain completely remastered graphics as well as full compatibility with Wii U’s Gamepad controller. The Wind Waker has been regarded as one of the greatest Legend of Zelda titles and really stood out among the rest with its strong use of cell shading, an art style similar to that of the Borderlands series. The Wind Waker HD remake is currently slated for a release sometime in the Fall.

One of Nintendo’s oldest and most powerful franchises has always been The Legend of Zelda. The 1990s was an exceptionally good time for the series but the name has seen a decrease in popularity in recent years. Nintendo has tried more than a few times over the past decade to bring back the magic that earlier installments like A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time had to no avail. The past couple installments have been especially dull, with both Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword seemingly missing the mark. That being said, it looks as though Nintendo is finally steering the series in the right direction; one that could act as the revival the series desperately needs.

Travis Shuman

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