“It is the perfect time for Zelda fans to discover Wii U,” Nintendo product manager Roger Langford told MCV. “For many Zelda fans, this is the first time that they’ll discover Wind Waker and we’re treating the game as a triple-A new release.” Similar to the successful launch of the “Ocarina of Time” themed 3DS that coincided with the game’s portable remake, Nintendo is hoping lightning will strike twice with the “Wind Waker HD” Wii U bundle priced at $299. While “The Legend of Zelda” series has always been a strong performer, the original GameCube release of “Wind Waker” didn't sell so well in North America, due to the game’s controversial “cartoony” art style. However, thanks to enough time passing, the hated “kiddy” look of “Wind Waker” is now viewed more admirably than before.
“The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD” is currently available on the Nintendo eShop, while a physical release is scheduled for October 4th in America. Here's what new and different in the Wii U version.