Nintendo announces Zelda Wind Waker HD for Wii U
Nintendo has announced that two new Zelda games are in the works, including an HD port of Wind Waker for the Wii U handheld gaming tablet which is slated for release this fall.
Nintendo has recently announced via their Wii U Direct video series that an HD port of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is coming to the Wii U, offering enhanced graphics as well as other features that bring the GameCube classic into the current age of gaming.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will feature new HD graphics, Off-TV play with the Wii U Gamepad, and integrated Miiverse support. It was also revealed that the remake came to be as the development team experimented with different art styles for the next main Zelda title, which is also currently in development for the Wii U.
According to Satoru Iwata, gamers can expect the HD port of Wind Waker sometime in Fall 2013.
Originally released in 2003 on GameCube, Wind Waker received favoritism and was warmly received by critics and fans alike for its creative and original graphics, which utilize cell-shading and a very distinctively bright color scheme. The game mechanics were very original as well, providing an experience that was unlike any prior games in the Zelda game series.
Even now, the game is ranked as one of the best Zelda titles, and many fans worldwide count it as their favorite in Nintendo's expansive series, which remains one of the most iconic franchises in video game history.