More news coming out from Nintendo's Direct Presentation centers on "Zelda" news. Fans of the series have a lot to look forward to now, with a port of an older game coming to the system and a whole new "Zelda" title in the works.
First up, Nintendo announced a port of "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker". Originally a Gamecube release back in 2003, the game divided fans at the time (and still does to an extent) due to it's cutesy art style. At the time people expected an adult like "Zelda" adventure, because that was shown in promotional videos.
When "The Wind Waker" release of course it did well in sales and review scores. However gamers will divided over the art style and in some cases the story. This Examiner didn't enjoy the game, but it had nothing to do with the art style.
The port will be coming to the Wii U "by the fall" says Nintendo. The game will come in HD, and have improvements to game play and graphics. Nintendo says they will be addressing the series conventions of "completing the dungeons in a certain order" and wanting players to "play by yourself".
Easily one upgrade for the game should be the use of the GamePad, which should allow players to handle their inventory and have a map at their fingertips. Chances are Nintendo will use the GamePad to let people shoot arrows or throw boomerangs. Crazy Nintendo.
Also during the presentation, Eiji Aonuma, "Zelda" producer, announced that a new "Zelda" game is in the works for the Wii U. He said the mission statement of the game is to "rethink the conventions of Zelda". There is no set release date for the game, chances are it'll skip a release this year.
Two "Zelda" games for the Nintendo Wii U? Wii U owners should be very happy right now....this almost never happens.