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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD screenshots

Nintendo Insider writes:

Nintendo have shared the first screenshots for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, announced earlier today during the Wii U Direct. (The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U)

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Kingofwiiu  +   1039d ago
Good lord , that's one of the best looking games ever , period. Just look at it!!!
DOMination-  +   1039d ago
The game was good. Im sure it still will be but really? The graphics are imo really not that great. I would compare it to Blue Dragon. The art style/direction in Zelda WW is much superior though.
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bigbearsack  +   1039d ago
I think what made this game stand out was Link's facial animations, which brought life to his character. How can you compare this to Blue Dragon?
Ezz2013  +   1039d ago
dude you gonna hurt your self with your hyperball
calm down
KrystofKage  +   1039d ago
Looked, not even close. Sorry, it's a beautiful upgrade to the original, but hardly a contender for best looking game ever. Maybe if it was an ipad port, even then I've seen better.
hkgamer  +   1039d ago
the hd side of it is great, just a shame that the art style has changed due to the added effects.
the cel shaded cartoon look is just not there anymore.
linkenski  +   1039d ago
I think there's time for improvement, because currently the new engine has made the characters look a bit too much like dolls. They could do something to make the visuals feel more real, but of course we haven't seen it in action yet. I can't wait.
ayabrea93  +   1039d ago
I'm looking forward to it too but god you need to calm down lol your like a cat on heat today
bullymangLer  +   1039d ago
I love this game, therefore, i passed it like 3 times as a kid, even got the color picture camera, even took pics of every boss just to have its figurine . . I dont know if h.d. will be enough for me to re-play this adventure . . .

Starwars rogue squadron on the other hand, on my game pad? . Yess please! And it dsnt have to be in HD

But wait, i just saw those screen shots! . Whaaatasabanahh! . Daiiinng!
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Neonridr  +   1039d ago
well as long as the Gamecube comes to the VC, I am sure we will see either Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader or Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike appear.

As for the Wind Waker Wii U version, I think it is going to feel like a new adventure, since the art assets basically have to be redesigned from scratch since not only are the resolutions increased, but the complexity of each model/asset have also grown, and to top it off they seem to have blended a Wind Waker / Skyward Sword art style together, so it looks completely fresh and new.

I think the screenshots look stunning and will definitely give this game a go, as I mistakenly traded in my Gamecube version after I had completed it, and was kicking myself lately that I did.

The fact that you can play the game on the gamepad is a great bonus feature as well.
bullymangLer  +   1039d ago
I know i know i just saw it!
AWBrawler  +   1039d ago
It was already my favorite Zelda Game, now they've revamped the graphics. I hope they added more content. maybe more use of that Tingle communicator, since the gamepad already has a screen on it.
Jadedz  +   1039d ago
Oh damn
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicoles!
AWBrawler  +   1039d ago
yeeeeeessssss. I was thinking that too. I just ordered a "Full set" so me and my crew can play through it, they never played it before.
A7XEric  +   1039d ago
Would be the best MP game of this gen if they did a new one.

All the really need for that franchise is an open world and an actual story. Only 2 problems I had in the original game.
Number-Nine  +   1039d ago
I didnt like Wind Waker when I first played it but I dont think I gave it a fair shot. I will def pick it up.
camel_toad  +   1039d ago
Awesome awesome awesome. Loved Wind Waker and it looks beautiful remastered. Can't wait.
LightofDarkness  +   1039d ago
I love Wind Waker, but I have to say that I preferred the hard-lined cel-shaded look of the original. This more softly shaded aesthetic (with HDR) lends well to the environments, but I feel it takes away from the characters a bit too much. They seem out of place, somehow.

Anyway, it's early days yet.
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hkgamer  +   1039d ago
100% agree.. the cel shaded cartoon look is just gone...
now it looks 3Dish... characters pop out abit too much, nice effects but just loses the charm the original had
FlyingFoxy  +   1039d ago
the grass looks too flat
Are_The_MaDNess  +   1039d ago
a few higher res textures and some stronger play with shadows and bloom. looks good, but its not really that big of a difference when you play it on Dolphin.

will get it no matter what tho, i just got to get a Wii U First. maybe il get one at the release of this game.
SeraphimBlade  +   1039d ago
My first thought was "how do you improve on graphics with that kind of style?"

My second thought was "Oh, like that."
Are_The_MaDNess  +   1039d ago
now lets see if it can match or even surpass the Dolphin Emulator

@the dissagrees
are you saying that the Wii U will surpass it in any way or are you trying to say that it don't have a chance.

the only gripe about these screens are that they are in 720p witch isn't that great nowadays.

well, haters gonna hate i guess (continuing to play Windwaker at 1080p)

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Y_5150  +   1039d ago
U just don't get it.
The Picture is in 720p, so what? You can play an enhanced version of the gamecube version in full 1080p which is good but comparing that to an HD remake from the ground up similar to LoZ: OoT 3DS. That's just too silly and those screens already shows a much greater graphical improvement than the DOLPHIN emulator, even in 720p.
CaptainPunch  +   1039d ago
This looks incredible, glad Nintendo is remaking Wind Waker for the Wii U. It's honestly one of my favorite games of all time.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1039d ago
Wind Waker in HD looks pretty but I have already played it-

Unless they change it- maybe give it the ending that Miyamoto wanted it to have and also add the Dungeons that he left out - I won't pick it up.

Prettier doesn't = more fun.

BUT I hope the younger gamers have fun.
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perfectCarbonara  +   1039d ago
Sorry but the old version looks better. More cartoony cel shadedness.
Blacklash93  +   1039d ago
Gorgeous. The new lighting really makes all the difference.

The HD conversion of the game was far from finished when these shots were taken, though. Just showing that one area, the sparseness of it, and the few character models shown are telling of that.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1039d ago
It would also be nice if they added some 2nd Screen Functionality.

Having the map ever-present would make the experience better for the new Gen of gamers or people who have never played the original.
PygmelionHunter  +   1039d ago
Well, it's a good day to say I never played Wind Waker...
silkrevolver  +   1039d ago
I hope that they touch up the style a bit.

I still consider the Wind Waker to be one of the best looking games ever made.

I think the character models are what irk me the most.

All in all, though, it still looks great.

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