The GameCube had some great games that were completely overlooked by people who never bought the poor-selling system. Nintendo’s now bringing one of those classics to a new generation, as The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD has released for Nintendo’s newest console. The game is an HD remake of the GameCube’s The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which was a phenomenal title.
The disc for The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD comes with distinctive gold-foil packaging and is available at a suggested price of $49.99. Wii U owners can also download the game from the Nintendo eShop for the same price.
Fans who do not currently own a Wii U system can opt for the limited-edition Legend of Zelda Wii U bundle, which comes with a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller adorned with the gold Hyrule crest and symbols from the game; a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code to download The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop. The bundle is available at a suggested retail price of $299.99.
The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD tells the story of a young boy on an island who sets out on a quest. Don’t all Nintendo games start that way? This time is different, though, as there’s no princess involved at the outset. Instead, Link sets out on his mission after his sister is kidnapped by a giant bird.
Along the way, the boy encounters a talking boat, interacts with many interesting characters, explores numerous exquisitely designed dungeons and helps a kingdom emerge from under a shadow of evil.
Now, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD includes some changes from the original game, but they’re for the better. First is the HD graphics, but that’s a given. Next is Miiverse functionality, which lets players with broadband Internet access attach helpful messages or fun images to Tingle Bottles, which will then wash up on the shore in another player’s game. The new game also now includes the “Swift Sail,” which increases the speed of Link’s boat, the King of Red Lions. For anyone who’s played the original, you’ll understand that that’s a good thing.