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01/02/2013 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD News
Guest author: Chris Jarvis
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

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Nintendo Wii

Genre:
Adventuring

Style:
Singleplayer
Thirdperson

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of the most beloved Zelda games, but has perhaps been played by few. The good news is, it is getting an updated HD version for the Wii U, with a host of new features.

Nintendo have acknowledge the huge wait that fans will have before they can get their hands on the new Wii U Legend of Zelda game. In the interim they are offering an updated version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Nintendo (very honestly) acknowledge that the GameCube didn't exactly have the biggest userbase and that many Zelda fans (myself included!) have never played The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. But, many Zelda fans who have, often cite this title as their favourite for its distinctive visuals, feeling of freedom and cast of great characters.

As an updated Wii U title, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker will, of course, have updated graphics and make great use of the Wii U hardware. This will be Wind Waker as it has never been seen before.

There will also be a number of improvements in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on Wii U and Nintendo have promised to "tune-up" the overall game experience. Whether this means that there will be changes to the actual gameplay (some have criticised the length of some of the game's distinctive sailing sections) or whether this just refers to the new Wii U features, remains to be seen.

The new Wii U features will include control changes to support the Wii U gamepad as well as compatibility with the MiiVerse social network.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is currently planned for release on the Nintendo Wii U in Autumn 2013.

Guest review by Chris Jarvis


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