One of the obstacles the Wind Waker HD upgrade has to overcome is convincing people of the ‘upgrade’ part. Wind Waker has aged well, there’s no doubt of that, but in our memories it’s this crisp, perfect looking thing. If you were to plug your Gamecube into your LCD/Plasma today however, it look a little rough around the edges.
This new video, which has yet to be translated from Japanese gives a decent insight into just how much of an update Wind Waker HD is. It’s actually way more substantial than I expected. It’s almost shocking to get a glimpse into the work that’s been done, particularly when I expected something a relatively cheap and easy port job.
I was already excited for this re-release — mainly because I always feel like I didn’t appreciate Wind Waker the first time round. Now that I’m getting a more concrete idea of the visual upgrade I’m more motivated than ever to delve back into that world.