Nintendo EAD the developers of the classic Nintendo GameCube game The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, last week released some more screenshots and a new Nintendo Developer Direct Video which shows gameplay from the game and gives more information about how it will work with the Wii U.
Developer Direct The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
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From: wikipedia.org: “Along with graphical updates, the HD version for Wii U offers various new features from the original GameCube version. The Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen serves as an inventory, allowing players to freely assign items to certain buttons. The touchscreen can be used to control certain items, such as Link’s Wind Baton, whilst some weapons, like the bow, can be aimed using the GamePad’s gyroscope features. The game also supports Off-TV Play on the GamePad. With the new technology allowing for faster loading of the ocean, players can now unlock faster speeds for their ship. There are also tweaks to certain aspects of the original game that were considered tedious.Since the Wii U system is incompatible with the Game Boy Advance, the Tingle Tuner is replaced by the Tingle Bottle, which allows players to share messages and pictographs with others via Miiverse.”
I remember buying The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Collectors Edition I think) for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003 and it came with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with it and it was all gold, that was pretty cool but its unlikely Nintendo will include a free game again if you in the HD edition.
The game looked amazing on the Nintendo GameCube and still looks good today so you can guess how pretty good-looking the HD version is and will be. The gameplay and audio work is fantastic too.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be released for Wii U in October.