During yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker will be getting a high-definition remake on the Wii U.
Aside from a visual overhaul, this new version of The Wind Waker will also be receiving a few tweaks in the gameplay department, though it was not detailed what exactly that entails. Though this is likely a bit much to realistically hope for, fans have already started speculating that Nintendo might be planning to restore the missing dungeons that were replaced by the late-game Triforce fetch quest due to time constraints when The Wind Waker was originally developed. Doing so would make this forthcoming HD version of The Wind Waker the definitive version of the game with Shigeru Miyamoto's original vision intact, but again, this is just fan speculation of what Nintendo could mean by "gameplay tweaks" and in no way confirmed.
What is confirmed is that the HD remake of The Wind Waker will support the Wii U's popular "off-TV play" feature, and that it will be released sooner than you might think -- this fall, in fact.
The idea to remake the game came about while Aonuma and his team were experimenting with different art styles to use in the Wii U's still-forthcoming original Zelda title. When the team saw how The Wind Waker's uniquely stylized visuals were "transformed" in high definition on the Wii U, they were so impressed with the results that they decided to remake the entire game in order to tide series fans over since the Wii U's original Zelda title is still a long way off from release.
As maddeningly long and agonizing as the wait for the HD remake of The Wind Waker is sure to be, start it off right by taking a gander at some screenshots Nintendo released along with the remake's announcement, as well as footage of the announcement itself from yesterday's Nintendo Direct!