The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Coming To Wii U This October

By Ishaan . June 11, 2013 . 7:28am

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD on Wii U will run at 1080p, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.


“Some adjustments” have been made to the game to make exploration more convenient, Iwata said. While these will be revealed at a later date, Iwata did mention one new feature—an update to the game’s Tingle Tuner feature.


In the Gamecube version of Wind Waker, the Tingle character provided the player with an item called the Tingle Tuner, which would let you connect your Gamecube to a Game Boy Advance, in order to receive assisted play from another player. In the Wii U version, this item has been replaced by the Tingle Bottle item.


The Tingle Bottle allows you to type messages and throw them into the ocean in a bottle. When other Miiverse users reply, their message will float up on shore in bottles as well.


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be released in October 2013.

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  • Oni123

    aww you didn’t have to go to all that trouble nintendo =) i would have been fine with no Tingle tuner……at all

  • Very exciting news here from Nintendo. Such an swift release for the game. That’s the most exciting news of all when it comes to this.

  • Did my eyes deceive me or did he fast forward the sailing in one part of the video because yeeeea buddy

  • キロ

    In addition to the power sail, I think I saw you can change wind direction by simply doing the Up > Left > Right without listening to the repeat. Somebody else can confirm? Since that would really stream line things. ^^

  • Happy Gamer

    The only complaint I had with this title was really the “trying to get the wind to blow in right direction” everytime I needed to travel (no further spoilers for those who never played).

    and the usual collectathons im sure those who played know what it means.

    other than that, I think its one of the top enjoyed zelda franchises for me.

    I think I’m one of the few people who think every subsequent zelda game is better than the previous. Yea sue me, I don’t think OoT is the “best” zelda. it started it all for 3d games, I acknowledge that.

  • WIsh it released earlier, but it is still awesome, and the Tingle Bottle seems cool.

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