When it was originally released in 2003, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was lauded as one of the prettiest games on the Gamecube. Now Nintendo is bringing it back on the Wii U to remind people just how gorgeous it really is.
In a new trailer, Nintendo UK shows off some direct comparisons between The Wind Waker on the Gamecube and the upcoming HD version on the Wii U. Beyond the move to widescreen, the HD version sports improved textures, lighting and anti-aliasing.
Unlike other HD remakes, however, The Wind Waker HD isn’t content to just be prettier. Nintendo has overhauled the game to include a number of new and improved features to make the game flow better. Some of the enhancements include an improved Triforce quest and a faster sail. The Tingle Tuner has also been replaced with the Tingle Bottle – an item that allows players to share Miiverse messages with others through bottled messages.
For many people, The Wind Waker remains the best Zelda title ever made. It was deemed already perfect in 2003, but this remake may just help convince those players that Nintendo could take perfection and make it even better.
We’ll find out when The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD releases on October 4 exclusively on the Wii U. Those who can’t wait can pick up a digital copy on Sept. 20 either through the eShop or by picking up the new Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle.[Image: NintendoWiiUUK/YouTube]