Available on both the eShop and in retail stores, Nintendo relaunches the classic The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in glorious HD.
The game that sits at the very top of GamesRadar’s ‘best of Zelda’ list is finally here and ready to either be re-explored by fans or experienced for the first time- in high-definition.
“For more than 10 years, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has remained a standout entry in one of the most beloved series of all time with its distinctive graphics, fun adventures and charming story,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This HD version and Wii U bundle are cornerstones of Nintendo’s season of value and variety. These characters and experiences are exclusive to Nintendo systems, and a must-have for video game fans of all kind.”
It’s hard to believe that The Wind Waker has actually been around for a decade already. It seems like only yesterday that the cell-shaded action/adventure redefined what players could expect to get out of a Zelda title. First appearing on the GameCube, the game now features an HD coat of paint and a few enhancements in the form of a ‘Swift Sail’ that doubles the speed of Link’s boat and Miiverse functionality that allows players to send messages into each other’s games via ‘Tingle Bottles’ – and if you don’t know who Tingle is, I can’t help you.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is available on the eShop for the Nintendo Wii U now for the asking price of $49.99. A Wii U Deluxe console set bearing Hylian markings and packaged with both a download code for the game and a code for a digital version of Dark Horse Comics’ excellent Hyrule Historia is also available right now for $299.99 USD.
As for the packaged version (complete with gold foil artwork) of The Wind Waker HD, that will be on store shelves on October 4th and will cost the same as the digital offering- $49.99.