There are plenty of reasons to have been excited by what was announced at the recent Nintendo Direct conference, particularly for those looking forward to new Wii U games in 2013. However, for some, it will definitely be the news that two Legend of Zelda titles are heading to the console.
How Wind Waker may look on the Wii U.
Of course, it was great to have a little play in that part of the Nintendo universe when Wii U launched alongside Nintendo Land. But let’s face it, weren’t most of us just holding out for the day when we got a brand new Link adventure on the system?
Well, as it turns out, the first of the two games will be a remake of a GameCube classic – but we can comfort ourselves in the fact it won’t just be a direct port for Virtual Console. Here are three things we can expect Nintendo to add to Wind Waker when it’s revealed at E3 later this year.
Sharper Visuals in Awesome HD
One of the best reasons Nintendo has for mining its back catalogue of great adventure games is the opportunity to give them a visual overhaul. As Wii U is a system fully capable of high definition graphics, this makes the idea of a Wind Waker remake a very promising notion. Landscapes, backdrops and cut scenes should look incredible, plus the gameplay should be smoother than ever before.
Keep on Gaming With Off TV Play
Many of us will have experienced what it’s like to have to switch of a game when we’re deep in adventure mode. However, Wii U addresses the issue of invading family members and partners with Off TV Play. Of course, this was great on New Super Mario Bros. U, but when it comes to strategy games like Zelda, avoiding that break in play could be all the more vital.
‘Tuned Up’ Gameplay for a New Generation
As well as Off TV Play and integration with the Miiverse, Nintendo announced it would be making some small changes in the Wind Waker remake that would make it more befitting the Wii U console. Nintendo series director Eiji Aonuma said the team intend to “tune up the overall game experience,” though little is known yet as to what this will involve.
So what do you think? Is Nintendo playing a dangerous game in tinkering with Wind Waker? Or does the opportunity to play the game again on Wii U excite you enough to justify a remake?