The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Wind Waker HD Release Months Confirmed


At E3 last week, the Nintendo 3DS’ first original Zelda game was given an official title – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Although the game is set in the world of the Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, it features a new storyline and introduces an ability that transforms Link into a drawing, which makes it possible for him to move along walls of dungeons. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be released in November.


The Nintendo 3DS’ first Zelda game was a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Similarly, the Wii U receives its first Zelda game – also a remake – later this year. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which features upgraded visuals and enhanced controls, arrives on Wii U in October.

Nintendo Wonders What You Want For Wii U Remake Of The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker


Nintendo UK has issued a press release that asks fans what they want for the Wii U remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The publisher is apparently taking notes of what fans are requesting for the remake, though it’s unknown whether their requests will be implemented in the final product. Other than the points listed in the press release below, what do you want for the remake? We already know that it will feature off-TV play, but what other Wii U GamePad-specific features are you hoping the game will offer? Let us know in the comments.

What’s on your wishlist for the new Wii U Zelda game?

With a brand new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the way to the Wii U console, speculation has been mounting over what the reinvented game will be like.

Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s had a hand in the development of many popular Nintendo games with the exception of the Professor Layton series, has offered a few hints as to what we can expect from the new Wind Waker when it finally arrives. He told the ABC news network that HD capabilities of the Wii U will be able to “breathe new life” into the game, and also hinted that the game will have upgraded graphics, along with enhance lighting, better cel shading and overall, a more dynamic and vibrant look.

As it is being developed specifically for the Wii U console, the way the new Zelda: Wind Waker title is played will also be different from its Nintendo GameCube original. Similarly to the New Super Mario Bros. U title, Wind Waker players will have the option to play entirely on the Wii U GamePad. There will also be integration with the Wii U’s Miiverse, similarly to other games released for the console.

This is what we know about the new Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker game so far, but as for more detailed specs and features, we’re still completely in the dark. So, the question is – what would you like to see in the new Wind Waker? What would be on your wish list if you could have a hand in designing the game?

A number of game fans and pundits have a few suggestions, such as the following:

Bring back cut content – a lot of segments (specifically, dungeons) were cut from the original GameCube design due to time constraints, but these could easily be brought back and expanded on in the new title

The ability to change difficulty levels – fans of the Zelda series, or anyone who has ever played a Zelda game, might appreciate the chance to up the ante difficulty-wise, as well as turning off those annoying tutorials

Make sailing more fun – anyone who played the original Wind Waker will know that sailing in the game could be a bit of a chore. Lengthy and repetitive, Zelda fans agree that a way to make sailing faster and more enjoyable is a must when it comes to the new and improved game

These are just a few of the things Zelda fans would like to see in the brand new Wind Waker, but what improvements would be at the top of your list?

-Nintendo UK

Fan-Made Wind Waker Remix Album Promises To Take Your Breath Away

wind waker fan album artOver a decade has passed since The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was released and one fan thinks it’s high-time (or should that be tide?) to add a remix album to the celebrations. Announced via Zelda Informer, Album director Tom Swift has put together a tribute album named ‘On the Breath of the Wind’ to mark the occasion and is hoping for it to be released at the end of this year, presumably to tie-in with Nintendo’s Wind Waker HD release.

Swift issued the following statement on behalf of the announcement:

“Ten years ago today Nintendo released the ‘Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker’ in Europe, following its earlier release in America and Japan. Most famous for its bright, controversial, eye catching cell-shaded graphics it also boasted a bright, bold new direction for the series in terms of music and storytelling. To celebrate both these things I’m proud to announce ‘On the Breath of the Wind’, a musical tribute album featuring remixes of Wind Waker music.

“Alongside the music the album will also feature dramatic narrations retelling the story of the Wind Waker. The album is currently set to include the artists Argle, Amphibious, Chernabogue, Mark of Two, Pixelpanic, Pokémoneinstein, Skyrider X, Thomas Swift and Tuberz McGee, and will star Michael Ellender and Glen Delaney as the King of Red Lions and Ganondorf. Work is nearly finished on the album and we hope to release it within the next year. In the mean time enjoy this trailer released exclusively through Zelda Informer and follow @Breathofthewind for news and updates.”

Check out the trailer here and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Miyamoto Says He’d Rather Create New Video Games Than Work On Remakes

zelda_windwaker_reborn_enviromentThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being remade for Wii U, but does Nintendo plan on enhancing more older games to bring them to its latest console? In an interview, GameSpot asked Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto whether the company is considering remaking more games for Wii U. Miyamoto replied by saying he can’t talk about titles that Nintendo hasn’t announced to the public, and that he is more interested in creating new video games, rather than working on remakes.

On top of Luigi’s Mansion and Pkimin 3, Wind Waker for the Wii U is supplementing that lineup. Is Nintendo considering giving Wii U treatment to any other games, potentially older games like Metroid Prime?

Of course I can only talk about the titles we’ve announced publicly. We are thinking about the possibilities around that, but there’s nothing I can share today. I guess I can say from my perspective, I’m more interested in creating new titles.

Only One Nintendo Title Wins At The 2012 Video Game Awards

Xenoblade_Chronicles_charactersThe winners of this year’s Video Game Awards were announced yesterday. Only one Nintendo title – New Super Mario Bros. U – won an award, which was for best Wii/Wii U game of 2012. Half-Life 2 was crowned Game of the Decade and triumphed over Nintendo contenders The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Wii Sports.

Here’s the full list of this year’s Video Game Awards winners:

  • Game of the Year: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Halo 4
  • Best PlayStation 3 Game: Journey
  • Best Wii/Wii U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Best Shooter: Borderlands 2
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Dishonored
  • Best RPG: Mass Effect 3
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Borderlands 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game: SSX
  • Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13
  • Best Driving Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Best Song in a Game: “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)
  • Best Original Score: Journey
  • Best Graphics: Halo 4
  • Best Independent Game: Journey
  • Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes
  • Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
  • Best Performance by a Human Male: Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
  • Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best DLC: Dawnguard (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best Social Game: You Don’t Know Jack

Vote For The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker As Best Video Game Of The Decade

During this year’s VGAs, the video game of the decade will be named. Two Nintendo titles – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Wii Sports – made the nomination list, and it’s up to voters to crown the champion. Go here to vote for what you think is the best video game of the last ten years.

The 10 nominated titles for video game of the decade are listed below… Which is your favorite?

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Half-Life 2
  • World of Warcraft
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Wii Sports
  • BioShock
  • Portal
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Batman: Arkham City