Wii U Wind Waker Port
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Today's Nintendo Direct announced some cool stuff. There's only one thing I cared about though.

"Wii U owners can expect to see an enhanced port of the GameCube classic Wind Waker in the fall"

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http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/23/3907066/nintendo-announces-new-zelda-mario-mario-kart-for-wii-u
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Wait, people actually liked Wind Waker?
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Wind Waker is by far my favorite 3D Zelda game, although I haven't played Majora's Mask. But I'm not a Zelda nut.

Don't plan to buy a Wii U anytime soon, but there are only a handful of Gamecube games that I think would look prettier with an HD remake than Wind Waker. Assuming they do it right.
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> Not interested in WiiU.
> The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake announced for WiiU.
> I NEED IT!

Unfortunately, I don't have the money, and I also have the gamecube wind waker, so right now I am good.
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I dunno. They took timeless graphics and made it look dated. So much bloom!

Where's the cel-shading? Frown

It's pretty but quite heavy-handed. I'm going to wait until I see footage.
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Also someone should get to writing a Frequency article about this.
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Mfw when I was playing WW in 1080p last night. at 4x it's native internal resolution.

Anybody know of any texture fixes for the hud? It looks ugly when everything is bumped so high.

Also, I hope this isn't just an HD port, because I already have that. What kind of new features do you guys think an updated version should have?

I remember having to pause the game to check my charts while sailing a lot. Since they're too dumb to just have an opaque minimap, they'll probably shove that onto the gamepad.

If you could control the Waker by actually pointing different directions with your finger in front of the gamepad's camera, I would buy it. Not a WiiU, just new Wind Waker.
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It doesn't look THAT different though. I hope they fix that annoying triforce fetch quest.
Still a day 1 buy, Wind Waker is awesome.
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While I'm still waiting for Majora's Mask on 3DS, these three Zelda remakes should keep most at bay.

I feel as though the shadows are too soft, need some more dynamic hard-edges. But it'll come out just fine and nice. Looking at those textures, it's like Skyward Sword and Wind Waker had a baby. Looking most forward to the audio side of things.

Also, bloom. Nintendo loves bloom.
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Greg said:
It kinda bothers me a little that Nintendo keeps re-releasing old games rather than making new ones, Super Mario Bros being the worst culprit.


Pretty sure they said they are releasing this because there wont be a zelda game in a while and it would be better than nothing? It isn't like they churn out a zelda re-release every year.

ANYWAY my fear is that the timelessness of the original will be lost with the updated visuals. They need to sort out the lighting, DAT BLOOM.
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CraigUK37 said:
Greg said:
It kinda bothers me a little that Nintendo keeps re-releasing old games rather than making new ones, Super Mario Bros being the worst culprit.


Pretty sure they said they are releasing this because there wont be a zelda game in a while and it would be better than nothing? It isn't like they churn out a zelda re-release every year.


They've stated that the only reason they're waiting to do the Majora's Mask remake is because they didn't want to release 2 remakes in a row. Then they announce this. Unless the Wii U Zelda game comes out before this does it's kind of irritating to those waiting for a MM remake.
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Why Wind Waker? Rather, why the remakes?
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Because Nintendo's misinterpreting what we mean by "going back to old-school Nintendo", but this just seems easy enough to rake in the dough. Admittingly, we buy the remakes anyway.

They decided to skip Majora's Mask. Looks like there will never be a remake.
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Andrio said:
Also someone should get to writing a Frequency article about this.
Yeah I thought I would see this first there.

Anyway I'm excited for it. I never played the original since I didn't own a GC. Also I'm with the others about wanting a MM remake.
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Andrio said:
They decided to skip Majora's Mask. Looks like there will never be a remake.

Good. The less they can sully the better.
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Also I'm with the others about wanting a MM remake.

As long as it's a direct port with prettier visuals like OoT.
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I wanted a windwaker rerelease since it was said they might be able to gamecube games on the virutal console. Im also pretty sure they havent skipped the Majora's Mask idea just yet. They did say they didnt want to release two remakes in a row (maybe on the same console as it seems thats what they have done), but they also said they were unsure as to if they wanted to rerelease MM, remake LttP or make a LttP sequal.
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They are going to have mnemonic on 3ds according to rumors. Nintendo hinted that operation moon fall was successful.
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I agree that the new graphics kind of lose the effect of the original, but they do look damned pretty, so I'm not complaining. It'll be interesting to see how it all looks in motion. The final boss battle in particular was always stunning.
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Seriously there's no Frequency article what the hell.
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I prefer the new graphics, they are very pretty as TLS said.