The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD coming October 2013

Nintendo adds that the Tingle Tuner has been adjusted for the Wii U.

Nintendo has announced that its HD remake of GameCube classic The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker will be released for the Wii U in October 2013.

Speaking during the latest Nintendo Direct, company president Satoru Iwata added that the Tingle Tuner from the original--which required connecting the GameCube to the Game Boy Advance--will be incorporated into the Wii U GamePad. Players will now be able to send off messages and screenshots in bottles, and messages of other players will wash up into every game.

Iwata also confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will run in 1080p.

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Discussion

34 comments
Emb3r
Emb3r

Why the hell would they remake Wind Waker? that game has hardly aged because of its art style. Nintendo should have remade Majora's Mask.

Elyobo
Elyobo

I <3 Wind Waker. My first Zelda game...

anab0lic
anab0lic

Looks just as good if not better on dolphin emulator..

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Aw, dat's purdy. I'm a bit disappointed that nothing was shown regarding the new HD Zelda, but I suppose we'll see it sometime.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Yawns, this will be worth my $450 investment into the Wii u... NOT!

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

while others are preparing for next gen with brand new games , nintendo offers a game cube port , awesome

drokmore
drokmore

Really a remake, why don't you make more new games....

sonyfreak456
sonyfreak456

Nintendo could have made a HD remake of Ocarina of Time with high diffculty,new puzzles,but same storyline.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator moderator

None of Nintendo's first party games look HD, just look at Ubisoft's Wii U games.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

There's no point in buying this if puzzles will be the same

chris504nola
chris504nola

If they were going to doing an HD remake for a Zelda game it should've been Ocarina of Time.

DarkE0n
DarkE0n

Of all the Zelda games, Wind Waker is my favorite. I rarely play single player games more than once, but I can't wait to play this game again.

AMG
AMG

Wind Waker was (and still is) a beautiful game, but it's my least favorite 3D Zelda. I wish they chose a different Zelda game to remaster.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

It's a sad time in gaming industry when EA gets more attention then the mighty creators of the NES and SNES. Sad, Sad times. Sony has truley become the uncontested King of Games.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

already have it pre-ordered

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Nintendo just finished themselves, windwaker is good and so is x, rest was dismal. Nothing till next year generally.

Mario game looks terrible, what happened?

krystyla
krystyla

What happened to the hunchback

H4rgen
H4rgen

Beuty, but I don't like the history in this game, is trash...

H4num4n
H4num4n

Has Nintendo finally figured out how to install Dolphin emulator on Wii U?

trdrstv
trdrstv

Are they going to fix / remove the boring ass triforce fetch quest right before the last dungeon ?  If they removed that or replaced it with another dungeon this is a win. 

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Wind Waker HD in 1080p HD? Wow, kudos to Nintendo.

dmn_link
dmn_link

Can't wait to play this game all over again!

mamelon2012
mamelon2012

@Emb3r  

I have been waiting for some type of majoras mask remake as well

Tygraph
Tygraph

@anab0lic Nice try. A lot more here is happening than just upscaling the res and some AA. 

justinka777
justinka777

@b74kd3th then go dig yourself a six foot hole and lay down in it. ill be along shortly to fill it in for you.

DarkE0n
DarkE0n

@Gamer3344 Tell that to everyone who bought the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD remakes.

Dienheart
Dienheart

@collingtonuk Well it is a good game..... but they need something to wow the Hardcore gamer, and right now PS4 has the gen in the bag

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@Dienheart @collingtonuk For a flagging console releasing something that many gamers played 10 years ago is not going to shift hardware. I'm not so sure the 'gen' is in Sony's bag just yet but its safe to say the big N has made some bad decisions.