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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Zelda: Wind Waker HD for Wii U Announced for this Fall

http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-dir...ve/01-23-2013/

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/23/wi...-hd-fall-2013/

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This morning's Nintendo Direct confirmed two new Zelda games for Wii U, namely a HD remake of GameCube game Wind Waker with improvements to gameplay and graphics, and a brand new entry that will address series conventions like "completing the dungeons in a certain order", and to "play by yourself." The Wind Waker HD remake is confirmed for release "by this fall."
Also they mention a new Zelda game will come at some time later but who couldn't guess that.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-dir...ve/01-23-2013/

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/23/wi...-hd-fall-2013/



Also they mention a new Zelda game will come at some time later but who couldn't guess that.
I am so happy, if you had asked me what would I like to see on the Wii U more than anything, I would probably have said a Windwaker remake along with the obvious new Mario and Zelda.
Can't explain how excited I am for this. I spent ages playing this game on the GameCube.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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Want this... Now! Wind waked is my preferred Zelda game after Link's Awakening.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Can't explain how excited I am for this. I spent ages playing this game on the GameCube.
Probably for the same reason I got excited for this

...and then deflated, because it's only an incredibly well done fan trailer. Why, Nintendo? WHYYYY?

Though an HD remake of Wind Waker would be my 2nd choice. It was the last of the great Zeldas in my opinion. Twilight Princess was alright, I guess. I just didn't like the cheesy "darker and edgier" direction they took the series in with it.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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I still play Wind Waker today :-) Best Zelda game in the series by far (well for me).

And this time round lets hope we wont have to listen to the "i dont like the kiddy look' BS it got when it first came out.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:33 AM   #6
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And this time round lets hope we wont have to listen to the "i dont like the kiddy look' BS it got when it first came out.
First person to say that gets a rock chucked at them.

Windwaker is easily the best looking, most atmospheric, and most charming game in the series, and has stood the test of time far, far better than the rest. You can thank the "baby kiddie" look for that.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:34 AM   #7
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Can't wait

Read a really cool list of summaries for Zelda games. The one for Windwaker was "a story about growing up, exploring, and coming of age". Sums that game up so well.

Maybe they'll add in some more bonus content too. And the soundtrack had better be fully orchestrated!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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Boring.

Give me some legitimate reasons to buy a WiiU.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:10 PM   #9
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First person to say that gets a rock chucked at them.
Hear hear!

Personally, I like Ocarina of Time best, but Wind Waker is superb in its own right, and can stand up there with any of them.

I never understood the "Cel-da" controversy...I guess people like to complain. It is hard to push the boundaries when people want edgy, new stuff that is ... just like the old stuff.
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How cool...when will they do the 4k version?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:01 AM   #11
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Some screen shot comparisons, absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to sail the seas in this game!
http://uk.ign.com/wikis/the-legend-o...hot_Comparison
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:28 AM   #12
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Hear hear!

Personally, I like Ocarina of Time best, but Wind Waker is superb in its own right, and can stand up there with any of them.
It's hard for me to choose between any of the first 3 3D Zeldas. Each one of them have some special thing about them that make them stand out from the rest in the series, and makes each one of them compelling in their own right.

Ocarina of Time was the best "classic" style Zelda ever made. It's got everything in it, and it does it all very well.

Majora's Mask. Well, if I had to pick a favorite, I'd probably pick this one. It's the biggest departure the series has made gameplaywise. The groundhog day loop, the constant threat of the clock relentlessly counting down, and the way you get deep into everyone's story. I found it really interesting.

It also helps that it's got this very, very sinister and weird atmosphere going on.

Wind Waker. It's like playing every cool storybook adventure ever made, rolled up in a stylish package. How could you not like it?

So, yup. All three of them are good. I think it's a shame Nintendo has gone with the more "serious" style for the later Zeldas, because they just don't seem to have the same charm they used to.

...or maybe I'm getting old and crotchety. :P
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I think it's a shame Nintendo has gone with the more "serious" style for the later Zeldas, because they just don't seem to have the same charm they used to.

...or maybe I'm getting old and crotchety. :P
I would agree with that. Though I never owned a Wii, I played Twilight Princess on my ex's Wii and couldn't get into it, God knows I wanted too. The fact that it was a serious style in standard definition did not help at a time when we were being blown away by HD graphics on the PS3 and Xbox.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:18 PM   #14
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I LOVED Wind Waker. Only thing I didn't like was the way you had to change the wind direction, it felt cumbersome. Other than that, the sea exploring was amazing and I spent a lot of time in the game. Majora's Mask might be my favourite with all the townspeople and their problems that you were trying to solve.
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Oh Nintendo, you know how to make me buy a Wii U.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:31 AM   #16
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I still think the original Legend of Zelda is the best of the series. Absolutely fantastic gameplay, music is amazing. It took me years to finish. And I don't think that many people got very far in the Second Quest.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:41 PM   #18
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Oh Nintendo, you know how to make me buy a Wii U.
The do have a way of chipping away at one's ability to resist...if not Mario...if not Mario Kart...if not Donkey Kong...if not (fill in the blank), then Zelda will usually do the trick.

Their intellectual property is top-notch. I respect them for not doing a Disney, and milking everything for as much as possible (Disney Cruise Line--really?), even if they could use the money.
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omg. Wind Waker was my favorite Zelda. I loved it! That aside, no I will not be buying a wii u to replay my favorite game. How does nintendo think that re-releasing old hits is a feasible business model? Pro Tip if you have nintendo stock jump ship now, because if you thought the waters were rough before... you just wait.
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omg. Wind Waker was my favorite Zelda. I loved it! That aside, no I will not be buying a wii u to replay my favorite game. How does nintendo think that re-releasing old hits is a feasible business model? Pro Tip if you have nintendo stock jump ship now, because if you thought the waters were rough before... you just wait.
Wow, vitriolic!
It's not a business model. It's one game, and the first time Nintendo have made a "HD" update. You know, the kind of thing Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Capcom have all been highly successful doing
Well done. You're not buying a Wii U, you don't have to mention it in every Wii U thread .
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Wow, vitriolic!
It's not a business model. It's one game, and the first time Nintendo have made a "HD" update. You know, the kind of thing Sony, Microsoft, Konami, Capcom have all been highly successful doing
Well done. You're not buying a Wii U, you don't have to mention it in every Wii U thread .
Turns out I don't think you can control what I have the right to say or not regardless of whether you agree with me. Money talks more facts than fanboys. Sorry bro.
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Turns out I don't think you can control what I have the right to say or not regardless of whether you agree with me. Money talks more facts than fanboys. Sorry bro.
Just super curious why in every Wii U thread there you are . The whole fanboy console bashing thing died out a while ago.
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The whole fanboy console bashing thing died out a while ago.
Only for us who've been posting in this section for the last 6-7 years


And we don't want to go re-visiting the past when this place was like the wild west...
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Only for us who've been posting in this section for the last 6-7 years


And we don't want to go re-visiting the past when this place was like the wild west...
...good times, eh?
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I have never played a zelda game in my life, I just bought Skyward Sword and will give wind waker a try seeing its for the WII U.
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