The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD To Have New Wii U Controls

By Ishaan . June 11, 2013 . 10:54am

We’re at Nintendo’s Wii U presentation at E3, where the publisher is talking about a a variety of Wii U games, one of them being The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.


The Wind Waker HD will have new Wii U controls. You’ll be able to control the wand in the game with the Wii U GamePad touch screen. There’s also a motor that allows the boat in the game to travel more quickly.


We assume that second is one of the features Nintendo added to make exploration more convenient for players, as they hinted at this morning.

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  • KingGunblader

    Ugh hopefully that’s optional. Touch screen Wind Waker control sounds super gimmicky.

  • XiaomuArisu

    A motor!
    at least something. How about earlier Teleportation?

  • ResidentMetroid

    No info on playing with the pro controller? :(

  • Kind of cool/nice. I guess.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I don’t particularly dislike the idea of touch controls for the wand (not that they sound like really necessary), but whenever there is a chance to try the more comfortable pro controller I try to do so. Hopefully these are just optional controls.

  • psycho_bandaid

    Didn’t have a problem with the sailing in the original, but I guess it was a sticking point for a lot of people.

  • Kitestwinblades

    I heard the Tingle Tuner is back as well.
    I cant wait to drop bombs on midbosses (ノ`ー`)ノ Mwahahahahaaa!

  • Luis Camargo

    I’m more interested too see if this game will have any new content. Remove the Triforce hunt and add two dungeons please.

    • Yesh! I never finished the original version because of that, it was such a pain in the ass to search for all the Trifforce parts >.>

  • Virevolte

    The boat will be fasteeeer ! Travelling won’t be a pain anymore !

  • Göran Isacson

    The motor sounds like a godsend, kinda makes up for the Tingle Bottle which I think just was… lazy. Lazy and not very darn lovable at all and apparently a replacement for the Tingle Tuner?

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