You’ll be able to play The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on your Wii U later this year. No, the Wii U isn’t suddenly getting backwards compatibility to support the GameCube. Nintendo is remaking the game.
Yep, Nintendo is remaking the cartoonish GameCube Zelda game and giving it the full Wii U treatment, complete with new graphics and Off-TV Play (meaning you can play the new Wind Waker on your GamePad controller, with the TV off). The remake will be out in the second half of the year.
Nintendo announced the news along with the promise of another Zelda game, which they say won’t be ready to announce for a while.
Miss the rest of this morning’s Nintendo Direct bonanza? The Mario makers detailed the Wii U’s Virtual Console, showed off the new game from the creators of Xenoblade and even teased at a crazy Fire Emblem–Shin Megami Tensei crossover. You can find all of our Nintendo Direct coverage right here.
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