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Enter the world of action and adventure with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

In this HD Nintendo GameCube remake, you play a character named Link, who goes on a number of adventurous missions and trials to find a sacred relic known as "Triforce".

Set on a number of islands, this adventure video game lets your character face a number of puzzles and traversing dungeons to gain power to defeat his nemesis Ganondorf and find his sister Aryll. Besides this, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker features a heartfelt storyline that will keep you engrossed throughout. From fairies, temples, treasure maps to firing cannonballs, this video game for Nintendo GameCube gives you an action-packed and fantasy-filled gaming experience. So get familiarized with this popular series with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

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Posted by Martin Watts

Putting the wind back into the sails of The Legend of Zelda

From the moment Nintendo first announced The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U, it has consistently reminded us that the project is about more than just bringing HD graphics to a classic game. In fact, this remake arguably serves a much greater...

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Rory shows you what's inside the new Collector's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U. May contain awful punnery. Enter at your own risk

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User Comments (50)

Varia01

#3

Varia01 said:

AW YEAH! I can't wait for this one. I've never played this, so this is my chance to see what most Zelda fans was talking about. HD and gamepad capabilities makes this something to get excited about!

KAHN

#4

KAHN said:

i'm calling BS on this one. Baaaaaaad idea, ninty.
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now then, i need to go find someone who cares about what i think.

Hokori

#6

Hokori said:

@0LD_SK0OL_PUNK I do, I'd rather have the original on WiiU VC... HD (oh and before people call me fanboy..). 3D also doesn't phase me (seriously people think only Nintendo fanboys hate HD, but what about the Nintendo fans who don't care about 3D?

Milton_Burle

#7

Milton_Burle said:

Hope they put in the two "unfinished" dungeons that were cut for final release. That'd convince me to re-purchase.

Musashi

#9

Musashi said:

YES. This is awesome! I can't wait to re-beat this game in glorious HD.

DdFixen

#10

DdFixen said:

Ok, it might just be a remake, but nevertheless it's ZELDA, meaning I'm buying it!!:D

Zeldafan12

#11

Zeldafan12 said:

Its not JUST a remake guys!! Theres the gamepad, and probably some minor changes like in ocarina of time 3d like, being able to fight past bosses from your bed.And hey this is HD. BUYING IT FOR SURE.

BetweenTheTrees

#13

BetweenTheTrees said:

Wind Waker was one of my favorite zeldas. it was rich and fun. i love the little cel shaded dust trails you kick up when running. it was for sure the best game for the gamecube and one of the best zelda games. and now in HD and who knows how else they will make it better. plus the tingle tuner with the GP. can't wait. but we need a majoras mask remake. like a complete remake. would be awesome.

Omarsonic9

#16

Omarsonic9 said:

@Zeldafan12 It's an upgarded remake.

HD Improvements and awesomeness.
Off Screen Play
You get to play with the gamepad, touch screen controls are possible!

biglittlejake

#17

biglittlejake said:

This I have a feeling will go down as my favorite Wii U game. I beat the original so many times. Still there are side quests I never did. Can't wait, I will get this as soon as released. Hopefully a midnight release otherwise I will just order it online. I wonder if the gamepad will be the tingle tuner and map? So many questions. How about a Master Quest? I hope they don't do to much to ruin it.

Gregor

#19

Gregor said:

I don't really think there is a point in bringing this game HD graphics, the cartoony artstyle has enabled it to age incredibly well so I don't see the point in this when they could be working on metroid primes 1 and 2 HD maybe even 3.

Pachterkid

#22

Pachterkid said:

I hope Nintendo doesn’t screw this up by tacking on motion control or by making us use the gamepad. Wind Waker is a masterpiece and was perfect in 2003 before Nintendo started to think that all games would be better if we had to shake our arms or tap little icons on touch screens. Just update the visuals and let me use the Pro Controller.

WolfLink22

#24

WolfLink22 said:

Change is good as long as it is done correctly. Wind Waker HD having Motion control as an option does not hurt a thing Koopakid. Quite frankly it adds something to the game itself and will get people moving and it will make Skyward Sword get respected a lot more and people will remember that it is still better then Twilight Princess too.

serpinium

#28

serpinium said:

So unnecessary. The old Wind Waker still looks and plays great, not to mention that it's playable on Wii.
The new lighting scheme is way too harsh, and the cel-shading looks messed up.
These new remakes are glorified ports. A true remake would be a modern re-imagining of the original, like the 2004 Sid Meier's Pirates.

KAHN

#29

KAHN said:

don't get me wrong, i'll buy this, but i'm getting really tired of all these remakes or reboots. GIVE ME AN ORIGINAL TITLE.

P-Gamer-C

#30

P-Gamer-C said:

I still have this game on the cube this one looks alot better i hope its 1080p and 60 frames per second

jarvisQC

#34

jarvisQC said:

good move for the nintendo, really, but I hope than it wiil have more new games for the fans

Ircha

#35

Ircha said:

THE game I'm looking forward to! I played Wind Waker on gamecube a whole damn lot, and I remember the sky changing and the sea when sailing was gorgeous, even back then, so I can only imagine how good this will look remastered in HD.

GiSWiG

#36

GiSWiG said:

The Windwaker is an awesome game but I wouldn't go HD. It's cell-shaded. It's cartoonie. It uses simple textures. Shadows are solid color, not gradient. To me, it looks like some HD and redesigned textures with crisper lines. Green is green in SD and HD. But one thing that looks great is the widescreen. I played it in 4x3 on the Wii when it first came out. It would have been awesome in widescreen.
Twilight Princess is one I would go HD with. The landscape would be quite lovely.... but maybe it is too soon?
If there is one Zelda that would be worth a revamp is Zelda II. Nintendo owes it to Link for making him look so odd in sidescrolling!

triforcepower73

#41

triforcepower73 said:

@KAHN Just give up on Nintendo then, if, even when they do give you an original title, you still whine about them remastering a game for those who didn't get to experience the original. Or at least keep your whining to yourself. It annoys everyone else.

kyuubikid213

#49

kyuubikid213 said:

I hope my parents get me this for Christmas. Sadly, I didn't have a GameCube, so I never played Wind Waker. When I got my Wii, I played Twilight Princess and planned on buying the Zelda Collector set with Zelda, Zelda II, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and a Wind Waker demo, but my friend bought it and I haven't seen one since. And on other occasions, I considered buying Wind Waker, but I never had a job and the $24.99 GameStop wanted for it was too expensive for me. After I got a job, I couldn't find a copy anywhere despite having three game stores within walking distance of my house.

Can't wait to sink my joysticks into this cult classic Zelda game.

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