Yes, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is geting remade for the Wii U, but what about the upcoming original Zelda title? When will it be released and how will the gameplay be? According to a Nintendo Direct Presentation in January, the next Zelda title for the Wii U is still very far away. This is why they are releasing a 'Wind Waker' remake to keep fans occupied in the mean time.
The next Zelda title is rumored to be released before 2016 and feature the same art style that was featured in 2011's 'Skyward Sword' for the Wii. Despite the 'Wind Waker' remake being released in late 2013, the new Zelda game won't feature the same art style as gamers would believe the game is a sequel. Of course, it's extremely possible that Nintendo could be developing a 'Wind Waker' sequel which was planned, but 'Twilight Princess' was created instead in favor of a more realistic art style.
When Nintendo Officially announced the next Zelda via the January Nintendo Direct Presentation, they told viewers and fans that they were "Rethinking the conventions of Zelda" for the next Game. What exactly does this mean? This means they Dungeons will be completed in any order you want them, this means a possible online feature, or this could mean something entirely different and revolutionary for the series. Maybe In this next game, Link will talk. It's unlikely that Link will ever talk in any Zelda game. If he did talk, it simply wouldn't feel like a Zelda Game.
What if Nintendo wants to make a Mature Zelda game with Blood, Swearing and Sexual Content? It's extremely unlikely that Nintendo would ever want to make a Zelda game that has a 18+ or Mature rating, but if you really re-think the conventions of Zelda, you could definitely think of some dark and gruesome things that could happen. Maybe you'll be able to play as Princess Zelda and Link at the same time, having the ability to switch back to Link whenever it's necessary.
There are hundreds of ideas for the next Zelda game and Gamers are eager to tell Nintendo what they expect. What do you all expect? Do you expect the game to use cross-play between the Wii Remote and Gamepad? Do you expect a different art style that's never been used before? We'll see what happens when the next Zelda game is shown in the foreseeable future.