Nintendo Announces The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

Plus, a new Yoshi game is on the way, too. 

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

Today, Nintendo held another one of their Nintendo Direct press conferences to announce a few new titles coming to the Wii U. The biggest of which was a The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake that will hit the Wii U this fall. Nintendo wants to tide over franchise fans while they continue to wait for the first original Zelda game on the platform. Wind Waker HD, as we’re going to label it, is that offering.

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Here's a screenshot showing off how beautiful the game will look in high definition:


Additionally, Nintendo announced a new Yoshi title, which is being developed by the same folks that handled Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory. Further details are scarce on that one.

We can also expect announcements of a new 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U to happen at E3 this June (shocker!). Both games will be playable on the show floor, too. We'll be hearing more about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at E3, also. 

Lastly, Nintendo is bringing a Virtual Console to the Wii U. The rollout of games will slow to start, but the library will build over time with a vast collection of NES and SNES games, as well as Game Boy Advance titles. The only downside to this news is that you can’t just re-download your past purchases from your old Wii onto your Wii U. You’ll have to pay $1 for NES games; $1.50 for SNES titles. 

If you want to watch the full Nintendo Direct presentation for all the juicy details, be our guest:

Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline and co-host of Watch Us Play and the Next Gen News podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.