New Wind Waker HD details emerge

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for the Wii U is a little under two months from release (although, several reports suggest that it will get an early digital release) and more and more details about how Nintendo is changing the Gamecube classic are starting to emerge. Several of the new additions to Wind Waker HD include the ability to play and move in first-person perspective. Also, the dreaded Triforce hunt that bogged down the last third of the game has been further streamlined to accommodate a smoother experience.

Wind Waker HD for the Wii U is currently slated for release in North America in October.

The list of additions to Wind Waker HD are as follow:

– Triforce quest – the five Triforce pieces can now be grabbed directly
– Only the remaining three require translated charts instead of eight
– Hero Mode available from the start
– Picto Box has been upgraded
– Upgraded camera could still be used to snap photos of unsuspecting villagers or enemies
– Pictures can go up on Miiverse
– Link can also take funny self-photographs
– Switch between happy, sad, and surprised emotions
– Get the Swift Sail at the auction house after completion of the first dungeon
– No alert via an in-game prompt to signal the special sails availability
– No longer possible to accidentally skip Tingle’s island, as the developers have inserted an introduction to the quirky character into the main quest
– Enhanced first-person camera
– Can now have full movement in that perspective
– Can travel through hallways and shoot arrows like you’re in a FPS

So, what do you think of the changes to Wind Waker HD? Tell us in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.