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Nintendo Confirms New Zelda Game for the Wii U

By - Source: Pocket-Lint | B 11 comments

Company also plans to release a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

Nintendo this morning confirmed two updates for the Wii U as well as the fact that it's launching a Virtual Console service for Wii U in the spring. However, the company also had some other exciting news for Zelda fans. Speaking via a Nintendo Direct this morning, Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, announced that Nintendo would be launching two more Zelda titles for Wii U.

One of the games will be a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Nintendo intends to release a remake of the game for Wii U this coming fall. Wind Waker aside, Nintendo has another Zelda game in the works and this one is actually a lot more interesting. Though details are pretty scarce, we do know that it's going to be a new Zelda title.

According to Pocket-Lint, Aonuma hinted that the new title won't have a linear storyline like the previous games. Other than that, Nintendo remained pretty tight-lipped on the details. No word on when we'll hear more about this game, but we're crossing our fingers for some more news when E3 rolls around.

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    ikyung , January 23, 2013 10:07 PM
    Windwalker was one of the top Zelda games made in my opinion. It was definitely a system seller for Gamecube.. I think the Gamecube version is selling on ebay for like over a hundred dollars? Anyways, I haven't bought a console since the Gamecube... but would definitely suggest people with the Wii U to buy the HD remake. Awesome game!
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    bigdragon , January 23, 2013 10:33 PM
    Wind Waker is my second favorite Zelda game, right behind A Link to the Past. The only thing that spoiled it was all the tedious sailing. The combat mechanics, art style, characters, story, boss fights, environments, and equipment were all superb.

    I like that the new Zelda game will be non-linear. I'd also like to see them expand upon things in the past several games. I think Link should get various mounts like horses, loftwings, dragons, whales, and more. I would set the world up like a Final Fantasy game where there are continents to explore rather than isolated islands. Have a great villain we love to hate like in Skyward Sword. Put magic back in the game (the only redeeming quality of The Adventure of Link). Boy would I love to be on the design team for this game!
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 23, 2013 10:35 PM
    I just saw the screenshots. Why do console developers keep calling these remakes? They are not remakes! They are the result of when the user turns the settings higher in the graphic options. It's free to do that on PC but for some reason console gamers are willing to buy the entire game all over again with not even an upgrade price offered to have the settings just set higher for them. It's ridiculous.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , January 23, 2013 10:36 PM
    I remember like it was yesterday that i played Windwaker in 2003. A lot of the hardcore fans were angry that it looked cartoonish, and wanted the realism of Ocarina of Time/Majora Mask, which resulted in Twilight.
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    infernocy , January 23, 2013 10:58 PM
    this will be massively used
    http://dolphin-emulator.com/
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    dozerman , January 23, 2013 11:05 PM
    Crap. I quit after I graduated highschool, so I never got around to Twilight Princess. Now, I'm WAAAYYY behind.
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    ddpruitt , January 24, 2013 1:50 AM
    Quote:
    According to Pocket-Lint, Aonuma


    Hey aren't these the same guys that parroted the Xbox rumors with zero fact checking???

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    Darkk , January 24, 2013 3:14 AM
    I still have the GameCube and it works. Along with the Wind Walker game. Still fun to play.
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    kinggraves , January 24, 2013 6:56 AM
    iKyunGWindwalker was one of the top Zelda games made in my opinion. It was definitely a system seller for Gamecube.. I think the Gamecube version is selling on ebay for like over a hundred dollars? Anyways, I haven't bought a console since the Gamecube... but would definitely suggest people with the Wii U to buy the HD remake. Awesome game!


    Wind Waker was pretty cool, I didn't even mind the cel graphics. But man, that ocean, too much ocean. I guess its really no different from walking across a field, but a field has hills and trees and shrubs. The ocean is water, endless, desolate water.

    infernocythis will be massively used http://dolphin-emulator.com/


    I have my doubts. How is Dolphin going to successfully replace the Wii U's gamepad, which will surely be used in any 1st party game? From how I understood it the gamepad uses a proprietary form of wireless to connect, and there is no similar device for PC. The Wiimote used bluetooth so it wasn't that hard.

    IndignantSkepticI just saw the screenshots. Why do console developers keep calling these remakes? They are not remakes! They are the result of when the user turns the settings higher in the graphic options


    That isn't always the case. Remakes can potentially offer new features or redo mechanics. Perhaps you're just focusing on the graphic element.


    "According to Pocket-Lint, Aonuma hinted that the new title won't have a linear storyline like the previous games"

    Anyway this is all I need. Take all my money Nintendo. The two biggest flaws with the last couple Zelda games was the Wiimote integration (trying to find the right angle to perform an action, thanks guys) and the fact they were far too on-the-rails for a series that is traditionally only limited by the items blocking your way. Just drop me on a map Nintendo, put some rocks or dodongos or something in the way to the endgame. I can find my way, thanks.
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    IndignantSkeptic , January 24, 2013 8:22 PM
    @kinggraves, you have misunderstood; this is 2 different games they are talking about; not 1. There is the remake of the old game and then there is the non-linear game which is the completely new Zelda game.
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    g00fysmiley , March 25, 2013 8:49 AM
    link's awakening or bust >_< .. actually I accept your attempts to reessell my childhjood games to me just shinier and with a few changes , thank you for the privilage and say ... shut up and take my money :) 
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