Nintendo has now wrapped up their latest Direct presentation broadcast and as expected, we have some new details on the status of The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U – arguably the most anticipated game for the next gen system to date. Unfortunately, it looks like fans are in for an extended wait to see the game, as Nintendo has now said that the game still isn’t ready for a public showing or discussion. As a frustration curb though, the company will be releasing an HD version of The Wind Waker instead.
While it is obviously bad news that the Wii U Zelda game is still a long way off from release or unveiling, we have to say that the HD port of The Wind Waker looks very good indeed. The game originally released for the Gamecube almost 10 years ago now and the conversion in graphics look absolutely fantastic, as you’ll see in the video below.
Nintendo gives examples of some of the locations in the original game, that have been recreated in HD for the Wii U version and there’s a big difference to be seen. Aside from the HD upscale, Nintendo has also confirmed that the game will support off-TV mode as well, meaning that you can play Wind Waker HD on the GamePad if you prefer a more intimate experience.
The game will be out this Fall according to Nintendo, and we expect we’ll get some proper gameplay footage at E3 in June. Watch the video below and let us know if you think Wind Waker HD is a suitable tonic for the extended wait for Wii U Zelda. We’re not even sure we’ll get gameplay for the highly anticipated game at E3 now, as the game seems nowhere near completion.