The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is reborn in HD

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ZELDA: Wind Waker HD

Nintendo was full of surprises today during the Wii U-centric Nintendo Direct. Aside from the announcement of the long-awaited Wii U version of the Virtual Console, updates from Bayonetta 2, a new Yoshi title, and a teaser trailer for Monolith Soft’s newest RPG, Nintendo threw a proverbial curve ball in the form of a Wind Waker HD remake. Satoru Iwata and Zelda series produce Eiji Aonuma briefly described aside from remastered HD graphics that Wind Waker HD will be playable on the TV and off-screen via the Wii U Game Pad and include Miiverse functionality. Aonuma states in the introduction that their plan is to rethink Zelda’s conventions and start fresh. Iwata and Aonuma later concluded that Wind Waker HD will release for the Wii U this fall.

Since the game’s release almost ten years ago, the art style of Wind Waker has been touted by critics and developers alike as one that has aged well since its release. With the announcement of this title’s HD reincarnation, this remake might just reinforce those claims.

Hit the jump to see the latest screenshots.

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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.