(The New Legend of Zelda talk starts at 29:38 in the video above)
Nintendo recently announced that they are going to remake The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in HD. They mentioned that seeing the game in HD actually brought new life to the game in an unexpected way, and from the images they displayed in the video, I would have to agree. This is a pretty cool idea and was actually quite a surprise, I don’t think I ever imagined Nintendo doing anything like this before.
The one thing that stuck out in my mind though when this announcement was released was why this game over others? Why not remake games like The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time or Mario 64 in HD. I would gladly re-buy these games and I don’t think I’m alone. This would be amazing to say the least and just like Wind Waker, these games would feel like brand new life was breathed into them. This is something that I really hope Nintendo considers doing, it could really bring back some appeal to the Virtual Console. For now we will just have to wait and see what Nintendo has up it’s creative sleeves.
Here are some some screenshots from the new HD version of Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.