The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - E3 2013 Trailer

Take a look at gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD featured in Nintendo's E3 2013 Direct.

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32 comments
khan1981
khan1981

i'm getting this first day...

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

if nintendos next Zelda is like the HD demo i will buy the wii u with this zelda and the next the demo looked amazing

da_chub
da_chub

Just went to temple of time and became adult link in oot today. Can't wait for this

flax174
flax174

another remake from shitendo!!

same again with that upcoming co-op mario wii u game, only shitendo can make a multiplayer co-op game with no online capability

Crisis_Eye
Crisis_Eye

Of all of the Legend of Zelda games to make HD why did they choose to remake WindWaker? It’s more recent than Majora’s Mask, and plus, there is almost no difference in graphics from this ‘HD’ version to the Gamecube in my opinion. It seems like an exact recycled version with no extra content. Seriously the only difference I see in graphics are a few shimmers of sunlight on some some shiny objects. My question is “Why not make a Majora’s Mask HD remake?” That game was awesome because it was the most horrifying of them all. The fact that the moon was falling in 3 DAYS was, the transition when you would transform into other creature, and hell, even some of the characters were sketchy as fuck. I feel like a lot of things in that game would look really nice in HD, but nope, they choose the game that’s already down to its most simple form. I’m really starting to question Nintendo’s choices. We had an Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS, now why not make Majora’s Mask? It would be beautiful!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'd like to buy this game but at the moment the Wii U just isn't good value for money. If the Wii U had a price drop, I might pick one up along with this game.

Poez34
Poez34

Why have they remade it? it looks the same as the GC version..

Hero_Darklight
Hero_Darklight

very glad this game is being remade I  bought it on its release day back in 2002-2003 ish. it is a amazing game and I might buy a wii u just for this.

kirby2198
kirby2198

I'm glad their re-releasing Wind Waker, I love that game to death. But I thought it should be more like an online console game, dlc type of thing... I'll still get this of course. because I'm a fan of the game. They should have at least updated the graphics more... maybe how wind waker Link is in Brawl. It would make the game not so... pointless, well that's not the word. I feel cheated. ^^; This could have been updated more. 

BLaverock
BLaverock

Wow, it looks great! Windwaker was an epic story, and is now considered to be a classic. Yes, Nintendo makes money by repackaging old games for new consoles, but it's also about consumer convenience; not everyone has been able to play Windwaker, and who would want to spend money on a gamecube to revisit older games when there's newer consoles being released? I'm glad they've remade it in HD for the Wii U! I hope the classics keep coming!

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

idk.. looks about the same as it does on gamecube..  the GC version might be a bit better even.. the gamecube version was and still is good.. this is just to make money by prepackaging the game, and adding on the giant unneeded tablet controller 

ShiroKuro91
ShiroKuro91

not really interested

maybe later in the twilight princess remake

LordSadic
LordSadic

Geez, my eyes hurt, it probably needs more BLOOM

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

I still don't understand this It looked fine on Gamecube.

westsiderz28
westsiderz28

am i mising something? i thought all the textures and stuff were getting all done up? it looks exactly the same to me

Executorz
Executorz

Give us Link to the Past Remastered please

marich7
marich7

They're remastering the wrong one. windwaker was good but the pacing is terrible after you get the master sword and you have to sail the sea forever almost looking for the shards. Should have remastered twilight

zerantoss
zerantoss

@Crisis_Eye yeah, nintendo is stupid. majora's mask was the best zelda game. they should make an "hd version" of it and include a hard mode or something --> instant popularity. i dunno y they're wasting time with this windwaker bullshit. there were no interesting characters in this game at all. 

furrynic
furrynic

@Crisis_Eye I rather have a remake of a real timeless classic, The Legend Of Zelda, and The Adventures of Link for the NES 8 bit. Make those 2 classic  8 bit games into a complete remake for Wii U. Give me those 2 and I'll say yes to Nintendo.

penpusher
penpusher

@x-2tha-z It's already the cheapest of the three new consoles, even with a game, how much cheaper do you want it to be? Speaking as a Wii U owner it is great value for money, it just doesn't have all that many games for it at the moment. A situation that is set to rapidly change however.

penpusher
penpusher

@Poez34 Then you might want to make a side by side comparison. The graphics are still simple, but the lighting and shadow effects are far superior. The textures are sharper and higher resolution. The colours are far more vibrant. The 3D models appear to be have been beefed up a bit and there are said to be various additions and revisions made to certain aspects of gameplay, though what they are precisely I don't know.

Plataea
Plataea

@marich7  

The Wind Waker is definitely better than Twilight Princess, imo.  Finding the shards wasn't that hard, as the game gives you hints as to their locations.  I also disagree with what people are saying about the pacing.  Sailing around wasn't particularly speedy, but it was relaxing, fun and had a great feel, and the game was otherwise tightly built and well paced.

Jam133
Jam133

@marich7 That horrible search for the shards section you mentioned only ended up in the game because of time restrictions. There was suppose to be a further dungeon instead. I've heard rumours that this HD version will correct this issue. Whether or not they're true remains to be seen, but I can imagine Nintendo going that extra mile. Let's just hope.

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

@zerantoss @Crisis_Eye Gotta agree, Majora's Mask would also be my pick as the best one. Loved that game start to finish, and the difficulty was perfect. I would also love to see a sequel to Adventure of Link, old school 2D with maybe a 3D over world map, but keep combat 2D like Smash Bros.

marich7
marich7

@Plataea To each his/her own. I came away with something different but at least we can agree that the sailing was not in fact "particularly speedy".

marich7
marich7

@Jam133 @marich7 I'm gonna level with you. My gamecube is at home right now with windwaker inside. My save file still intact and I am still looking for 3 of  those shards. I have not finished the game solely because I got tired of sailing. Like I said though, it's good game, just up until that point. I will eventually finish it but I don't look forward to it.  If they do remake that part, then that would be great.

marich7
marich7

@ashier15@marich7Like I said already, to each his/her own. I didn't get that during my experience- the whole sense of scale thing, probably due to the fact that I didn't play wind waker until next gen days. Also I never had a real problem with sailing until the fetch quest for triforce shards which btw imo was only made relevant by the fact that is was for the triforce. The game played smoothly before and sailing was enjoyable because there was something to discover. You had an objective. Those 30-40 hrs you mentioned felt like nothing to me until the shard quests. To me, the shard search broke up the flow that had already been established in the storyline prior to that point. It could have been done a lot more inconspicuously and a lot less deliberately just for the sake of needing to be done. For example, I think that the shard quests should have been quests in between dungeons cloaked as some neat little power up or something- the point being that the pacing of the game would remain intact. I just feel like it could have been done a little better- that part is an important part but it was received by me as something haste-fully tacked on. As already mentioned by another commenter here, that was probably due to the fact that the developers ditched the dungeon idea in favor of sailing all over the world. Now can you honestly tell me that you would not have preferred another dungeon over sailing? 

ashier15
ashier15

@marich7 Really...? The triforce search wasn't even that long...they mixed it up with a few mini-challenges but it maybe added a few hours on top of an already 30-40 hour game...as a fraction of the total that's not alot. And besides, the excessive sailing gave the game a feeling of overwhelming scale; sailing between islands on that gorgeous ocean  was serene. 

Jam133
Jam133

@marich7 Feel no shame my friend, I too never actually found all the shards for the exact same reason. One of the great strengths of the Zelda franchise has always been great pacing and tons of variety, and when that section kicked in it was incredibly jarring. Nintendo relies on its big franchises to keep its die hard fans interested, so let's hope that they treat this new version with appropriate care and attention to detail.