Nintendo Confirms New Zelda Game for the Wii U

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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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.