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Wind Waker HD for Wii U features a higher difficulty setting

Wind Waker HD Wii U
Nintendo will launch Wind Waker HD this Fall on the Wii U, bringing back one of the finest Zelda games in full HD. And as we reported yesterday, Wind Waker HD on Wii U will retail for $50.

Now we got some more news about the game. According to the product listing at Amazon (and other retailers), Wind Waker HD remake on the Wii U will feature a higher difficulty setting. The listing basically says “take on a more challenging difficulty level”.

Not only that, the listing also confirms the new “Tingle Bottle” feature, which connects Wii U players via Miivere.

Nintendo’s previous remakes of Zelda, such as Ocarina of Time Master Quest, featured some reworked dungeons and new challenges. In fact, Master Quest was released as part of a bundle with the original Wind Waker on the GameCube in 2002.

We’re glad that Nintendo isn’t just doing a graphics remake, but that they’re adding some new features and tweaks. Hopefully, the new higher difficulty level doesn’t mean there will be more sailing. If there’s one thing that really got tiresome in the original Wind Waker, is sailing that silly red boat for long periods of time.

Did you play the original Wind Waker? If so, will you start the Wii U version on the higher difficulty setting?

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  • Brian Brown

    Woo hoo! Super excited… I actually enjoyed the sailing! I used those opportunities to hit up the restroom and refill my beverage of choice!

    • Nintedward

      ”Noooo! can’t stop pooping , SAILED. TOO. FAR !”

      (wiiu daily mods…. for the love of god please BAN those downvoat trolls.)

    • Orto

      Had this ln pre-order but now have cancelled. Why does nintendo akways have to change to mich from their amazing games, you have ruined what should have been the perfect hd remake. Stop adding uneanted elements nintendo!

      • Marcus Navarro

        What did they change that ruined the game?
        Difficulty? The original was too easy to begin with. Plus, it’s optional.
        Miiverse implementation? It’s merely the Tingle bit from the original but reworked.
        Faster sailing? I guess that’s a problem if you really like spending most of your time sailing instead of fighting or solving puzzles or sneaking. -_-
        You’re acting like it’s not even the same game anymore. Oh well. Your body wasn’t worthy to begin with.

        • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

          It’s obvious hes trying incite hate towards Nintendo, these “false fans” try to squeeze in and turn us against each other.

      • Akai Dani

        You cancelled it because it had an optional higher difficulty level ?

      • brian murphy

        you sir are an idiot

      • Andreas Sunde

        Faster sailing – optional.
        Higher difficuly – optional.
        Miiverse integration – optional.

        I don’t see the problem.

  • CMB

    I will play on lower difficulty first, then play on harder. I need to master the controls.

  • Nintedward

    Awesome , this is a BIG incentive for me! one of the complains of the original game was that some of game was a bit easy (other parts weren’t)

    • RoboticLink

      Wow! Nintedward, I remember you from the good old days, before the Wii U launched

    • Steven_Segal

      Is it easier than Ocarina?

      • Nintedward

        It’s shorter in terms of time spent in dungeons and overall I would say yes. Certain parts in WW are challenging , but it did feel a bit easy I say. (it’s possibly one of the easiest Zelda games)

        • Steven_Segal

          OK that’s great for me! Thanks

  • Sam Norberg

    “If there’s one thing that really got tiresome in the original Wind
    Waker, is sailing that silly red boat for long periods of time.”

    Really? The only tiresome thing was the Triforce hunt. The sailing just made it feel more adventurous.

  • Will.F. Martinez

    i dont care. i just want to get my hands on the game and into my wiiu

  • RoboticLink

    Cool!! This game will be awesome!! Not only can you boost in your ship but this too, can’t wait

  • old_skool

    This remake was probably used not only to bridge the gap between Zelda releases, but to help get there heads around HD. The time its taken to be released mirrors Nintendo’s earlier comments that they struggled moving from standard definition.

  • Grulnork

    Add a boss challenge mode as well and a purchase is almost justified.

  • Children Of Nephilim

    Well you don’t have to worry about the sailing taking too long this time. they said you’ll be able to go a lot faster. The reason they had the boat sailing so slowly in the GC version was because of the time it took for the background to load (nice trick).

  • Steven_Segal

    That’s good but I suck at Zelda puzzles

    • Nintedward

      Use a guide at the parts where you get stuck, unless you’re like me who painstakingly doesn’t use a guide and struggles all the way through to get more value for my money… and a rewarding feeling once completed!

      • Steven_Segal

        LOL, Oh yeah, I have used many walkthroughs on Youtube, it’s just that I can’t beat the game on my own without guides

        • Marcus Navarro

          Ever played Luigi’s Mansion? Right up your alley if you’re into the “impossible without the walkthrough” games!

          • Steven_Segal

            I’ve played it a bit when I was a kid but it scared the $#!T out of me. Never even played 30 min and my dad returned it back.

          • Mochlum

            Same happened to me. I was 5 or so and it terrified me.

          • Steven_Segal

            LOL

  • Marcus Navarro

    It’s just a release of an old game. Who wants to play old games? The Wii U’s not next-gen because there’s so many old games for it.. No one wants to play old games on new consoles. Why do you think the XboxOne and PS4 are (technically) not backwards compatible? Because we wanna play new games, not old games! Teh Wii U can’t handle new games, so it just plays ol-
    Wait, it’s getting Watch_Dogs? Meh. Not as good as PS4 version?
    Wait, it’s getting Bayonetta 2? Meh. Originals are always better.
    Wait, Nintendo’s getting Atlus? Meh. No one plays Persona.
    Wait, it’s getting SMTxFire Emblem? Meh. Japanese games…
    Wait, it’s got Nintendo TVii??? Meh. XboxOne’s built around it, so it’s tacked on.
    Wait, it beats PS4 core-to-core? Meh. PS4’s got 5 more cores and cloud computing.
    Wait, Wii U can be scaled up via updates? Meh. It’s called Wii Update for a reason.
    Wait, it’s getting a Monolith game? Meh. We know nothing about it.
    Wait, it’s getting CoD: Ghosts?? BLASPHEMY! KIDDIE CONSOLE DON”T DESERVE COD!!! RAWR!

    Edit: Before everyone starts hating, say the magic word: sarcasm.
    Edit#2: I see the Xbox/Sony fanboys have come to play. Consistent 4 downvotes on any comment that mentions XboxDone/PS4 that isn’t praise…

    • Nintedward

      Wait, we all hate people like you ? Yes , we fucking hate people and comments like you and this.

      (if your comment was sarcastic I take that back, otherwise I mean it now more than ever. You were obviously the naughty kid who had to do lines in school. I bet you did a load of vertical Wait’s first…)

      • Marcus Navarro

        Ugh…you missed the whole point of the comment. My command of the English language isn’t exactly perfect, but it’s not too advanced to where one cannot pick up on SATIRE! Just look at how it’s written. I didn’t think I’d have to explain myself because I believed people would “get it.”

        (Yeah, I did PLENTY of lines in K-12 school(middle school years), mainly for cursing out upperclassmen and fighting. I might have won a world record for Most Decorated Blackboard if anyone gave a shit)

        • Nintedward

          Ok lol :) I just thought you were some asshole on first read!

          • The Clockwork Being

            The downvotes on your posts and all ours recently have gone up for some reason. We really have to get to the bottom of this.

          • Nintedward

            It’s that mr downvote troll guy. No life troll… just ignore them :) he should get banned soon!

    • Ernie Sanguyo

      No wonder xbox 360 games and ps3 used games are sold cheaper than wii games lol. If you check out gamestop even tho wii games are old and still over price than xbox and ps games hahahaha.

      • Marcus Navarro

        Once again. SATIRE! My goodness, take a fucking joke! Read “War Prayer” by Mark Twain then come back here.

        • Nintedward

          Were we supposed to go off your facial expressions or tone of voice….. that aren’t present?

          • Marcus Navarro

            There’s mocking tone within the comment. There’s enough tone words in there to prove that.

          • Nintedward

            As in ”Teh” LMAO!! xD

          • fireheartis1

            Don’t worry dude I knew it was sarcastic as soon as I started reading it.

        • Ernie Sanguyo

          Yeah i know it’s a joke and you don’t have to swear. This ain’t cod that you can rage already just for that lol.

    • Cube

      Do you know how many of those Cores will be working on the game, I believe for both xOne and PS4, only 4 cores will be processing the game, the others will be used for the OS and other stuff like turning on your TV and Cable and stuff xD

      • Marcus Navarro

        Oh. My. God. Maybe I should write a fucking disclaimer stating that I’m emulating an Xbox/Sony drone. It’s a joke, not a dick, so don’t take it so hard.

        • Vash

          True I dont get why so many dudes dont see your sarcasm. Maybe cause Im german and we grew to know sarcasm

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      “Wait, Nintendo’s getting Atlus?”

      Nintendo’s getting Atlus? Why is no one making a big deal about that?

      • Andreas Sunde

        It’s just a rumor at this point. Atlus’ parent company is in trouble, so people are speculating that Nintendo’s gonna buy Atlus.

    • Joey

      Wii U (is more powerful then the Wii) is Next Gen meaning its the next console from a Wii and its not just an old game its a remake and i never had a gamecube so shutup i am looking forward to it and i am planning of getting a PS4 a year from the date it comes out, nothing wrong with old games its nice to play them including new games for the Wii U Pikmin 3 is not an old game its a continuation from a series Pikmin games i got nothing against any consoles each consoles plays its own games. i gave a downvote to you cause you do not seems to like the Wii U. Plus you seems like you do not own a Wii U.

      • Marcus Navarro

        I do own a Wii U. It seems as if you took my post seriously. It’s satire… -_-

    • Pikachief

      “Meh. Originals are always better.”

      Yea because Final Fantasy 6, Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario Galaxy 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Half Life 2, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 4, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Ocarina of Time, Super Metroid, Earthbound (Mother 2), Turok 2, Paper Mario 2, Resident Evil 4, and Pikmin 2 are all overshadowed by the original.

      EDIT: hahahaha just read your Edit #1. whoops. But still!

  • Children Of Nephilim

    Also, I would like to see some of the finished dungeons they scrapped from the original game.

  • mojack411

    I will definitely be playing on the higher difficulty. Even though Wind Waker was an amazing game, it was pretty damn easy, even for my middle school self way back when.

  • Marcus Navarro

    It seems as if the downvote fairy has come through to bless this page…

  • Steven_Segal

    Life of a Nintentroll:

    Wakes up at 10.34 AM
    Turns up computer
    Goes to IGN.com
    Sees an article that says Wii U sales are picking up
    Signs in and post comments that PS4 will crush Wii U in Christmas
    Then Goes to WiiUdaily.com
    Sees that COD Ghosts is coming to Wii U
    Post comment saying that it will not sell because Nintendo fans only play kiddie games.
    Shuts up browser and computer.
    Goes to the kitchen, grabs a Mountain Dew can and Doritos.
    Turns up PS3 and puts in Black Ops 2.
    Turns up his bluetooth mic and starts talking $#!T online until it’s 6.00 PM…

    Edit: It seems like Mrs.Downvotes is coming. Already 1 dislike…

    Edit #2: Mrs.Downvotes Assistant also came apparently. 2 dislikes

    • Ducked

      That’s…extremely true…

    • Mike A

      My PS3 has become my Bluray player since I brought the WiiU the first week it came out. Steven_Segal you keep on kicking trolls asses!

      • Steven_Segal

        Yup just like in the movies.

    • bakedapplepie

      Mountain Dew and Doritos had me cracking up.

    • RoboticLink

      Watch “Fat man rage” on youtube to get behind the scenes action on how MS or Sony fanboys act on a daily basis

      • Andreas Sunde

        You mean Francis? Boogie2988’s carachter? Yeah, he’s pretty funny and insightful. Good satire.

    • Marcus Navarro

      You forgot about the Xbox fanboys that jumped ship to the PS4.

      • Steven_Segal

        ”I was very faithful to Micro$oft but they just dropped the ball on this one. PS4Life.” – XBOX fanboy that jumped to the ship of PS4

        ” When Halo 10 comes out Fonyboys are gonna hide. XBOX4Life!” – XBOX Fanboy

        ”Oh you’re buying one of those watercoolers hah? Final Score: XbOX 1 – Playstation 4” – PlayStation fanboy

        ”Umm… how am I gonna pay for all these awesome games coming to the Wii U?” – Nintendo Fanboy

        See there’s a difference between us and those fanboys that troll more than they play the games.

        • metalpants

          It’s almost scary how accurate this is. Had to quiet down a bit from LOL-ing. Thank you, Steven Seagal for your deep wisdom and knowledge.

          • Steven_Segal

            Oh thank you.

          • Elem187

            And that’s what’s up.

        • Marcus Navarro

          There ya go! Pointing out every color in the spectrum of the loyalist rainbow like a BOSS! Oh wait…forgot one.
          “PC M4573R R4C3! 3nj0y ur w473r3d-d0wn PCs, b17ch3z!”- PC Elitists.

          • Steven_Segal

            OH dang! forgot that one! LOL

          • Steven_Segal

            ”Oh yeah we also have emulators. My PC rig destroys every next gen console” – PC Elitists

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Fuck PC elitists. Just because YOU have a great PC that can run games with great graphics doesnt mean EVERYONE does.

          • Steven_Segal

            I was imitating the PC elitists, I am not one of them.

            Edit: I don’t even have a decent PC.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            no no no, I like you steven. I was just saying in general :P and it was quite obvious to me what you were doing. I’m just saying in general, I hate them. The “you” was for pc elitists that talk like that. not yourself :D

          • Steven_Segal

            Ohhh, alright. LOL

        • Nintendofreak

          no money to buy blacklist, watchdogs, windwaker hd, nor monster hunter 3 u

        • Merrfn

          Are you kidding me? That is the most stereotypical and buyist view on fanboys I have ever seen. Do you read the comments on this website?

          Almost everybody on here is one-sided. There is always a massive freak out if anybody says “PS4 is better than Wii U”. Nintendo fanboys are just as bad as SONY or Microsoft fanboys. If your opinion differs than a narrow minded ignorant view, you get labeled as a troll because people can’t face reality. When the Wii U was in a drought of games, (Technically still is but basically over) if somebody said they were upset and Nintendo dropped the ball (Witch they actually did )there would be a massive amount of replies saying the person was a troll.

          I get that this was a joke, and I love Nintendo, but this actually really annoys me. Because people like you (possibly) and tonnes of others actually really do think that. Being a fanboy is never good and quite frankly is pathetic.

          • Steven_Segal

            This was a joke (my post) but when have you seen a Nintendo fan go to a Vita article and say that has no games and that is DOOMED? Never in my experience. So for me that’s the difference. And yes there are fanboys (Nintendo) that are annoying but there are very few.

        • Nintendude

          You’re scaring me with your accuracy. D:

          • Steven_Segal

            LOL

        • SpiceTM

          I don’t want to offend, but this is a rather hypocritical post.

          • Steven_Segal

            How it is hypocritical, tell me?!

      • Cube

        Mr. Segal put the kid Marcus in his place, where he belongs.

        Quote of the year:

        “Turns up PS3 and puts in Black Ops 2.
        Turns up his bluetooth mic and starts talking $#!T online until it’s 6.00 PM…”

        muhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahah

        • Marcus Navarro

          He wasn’t talking about me, Cube…

    • TheGamerGeek128

      I think you mean “Turns on Xbox 360″

      • Steven_Segal

        Remember he’s praising the PS4

        • TheGamerGeek128

          I’m just sayin’ that I find 360 fanboys more obnoxious in my personal experiences.

          • Steven_Segal

            Well when I go to gaming sites all I see is fanboys Praising the Ps4 SO… that’s my personal experiences

          • TheGamerGeek128

            Fair enough.

          • Andreas Sunde

            Probably because Xbox is the next watercooler.

          • Steven_Segal

            LOL, I have nothing against fans of xbox, it’s that some of them just think XBOX is their FATHER or something. People get sensitive.

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      The only sensible part of that routine is shutting off the computer.

    • Jake

      Don’t forget they do $h!t till midnight. Think why no girls talk to them. Kills some cats. Go on youtube and hate. Goes to bed at 10:00… AM

      • Steven_Segal

        that’s why I put this …

    • JBeauregard

      lol… awesome. Honestly, I have a PS4 on pre-order. Why? Because I can probably sell it on eBay for 3x its worth. Wii U all the way for me!

      • Steven_Segal

        LOL, fanboys pay 3x ,LOL

        • JBeauregard

          Sometimes 4x lol… I’m going to use the profit for Wii U games haha

          • Steven_Segal

            lol, that’s a good investment

      • Joey

        your stupid

        • JBeauregard

          thank you for your quality comment, Joey. It added to this conversation greatly.
          By the way, the proper use is *you’re, as in, ‘Joey, you are (or, you’re), stupid.”

          • thedeciderU

            there stupid

          • ICHI

            Where stupid?

          • Getfiftytwo RageComics

            Their stupid.*

          • thedeciderU

            that wus tha pointe.

            can’t think of any other way to mess up these spellings ;)

          • Getfiftytwo RageComics

            That was the point. * Okay know im just going full grammer nazi lol

          • Jamie Clabon

            add in a few ys and xs

          • Haize

            It would actually be they’re as in they are. Their is possessive. For example: That’s not our ball, it’s theirs.

          • 00048560

            They’re**

          • Joey

            i was not saying stupid to you JBeauregard i was saying it to Steven_Segal because i do not like his list of statements Life of a Nintentroll:…..

          • JBeauregard

            Sorry, dude, I just saw it was directed at me. I was reading, and thinking, “well, wtf did I say that was so stupid…. well, then F you!!” lmao

          • Steven_Segal

            So who’s the stupid now!

    • Marcos Parreira

      You can notice that all the Sony and Microsoft fanboys(Nintentrolls) play COD. Every single one of them.

      Also, those are the ones who say that Nintendo is for kids.

      • Steven_Segal

        Yeah exactly. I have nothing against COD or any shooters it’s just most of the people that play it are Nintentrolls.

    • Elem187

      The funny part is more kids play COD than adults… Ever just listen to players chat? It’s like 8-14 kids screaming about shooting you and deficating in your new orifice…. Besides AAA games have zero difficulty, which is perfect for kids… Call me when Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft or Activision actually make a game as difficult as any game that has the words ‘Donkey Kong’

    • fireheartis1

      LOL now that’s just how the life a troll goes. It’s funny because non of us Nintendo fans will do that but yet we’re called the haters. Plus don’t worry about the down votes man you got way more up votes for telling it how it is.

      • Steven_Segal

        Agree, thanks.

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    I can’t wait til this game :)

  • Super Buu

    Thank you, Nintendo. If you have never played Wind Waker, dear lord, you are in for a treat.

  • Akai Dani

    Gonna start on hard because I’m a pro then I’m going to eat my words when I get to ghoma

  • Mark

    Hopefully the difficulty is pretty decent because games these days are just too easy; I don’t know, it could be just me but, has anyone else found that games have become increasingly easier these days?

    • Marcus Navarro

      Besides most western RPGs? Nope.

      • Mark

        Well you know, this is pretty subjective so…. maybe ive been playing too many of those “western rpgs” (not that i dont know what an rpg is [role playing game]).

  • RoboticLink

    Heh, I haven’t been on this site since they started using Discus because it doesn’t work with my 3ds, but it sure is good to be back!!
    Now that I think of it, I haven’t been on since November!
    Hello! Wii U daily!

    • Christian Schoff

      HI RL!

  • Laud

    “We’re glad that Nintendo isn’t just doing a graphics remake, but that they’re adding some new features and tweaks. Hopefully, the new higher difficulty level doesn’t mean there will be more sailing. If there’s one thing that really got tiresome in the original Wind Waker, is sailing that silly red boat for long periods of time.”

    Are you kidding me? The sailing was so awesome… How do you think it would be if you were Link? It would take some time wouldn’t it? The whole point of the vast ocean is that IT TAKES TIME TO GET PLACES.

    Just saying guys… It’s supposed to be an adventure.

    • Marcus Navarro

      And it still is. It’s just that doing nothing but traveling gets boring quickly. Don’t get me wrong though: fast-travel would’ve ruined the game. But speeding up the “doing nothing but moving” process isn’t harmful to the game at all.

  • verymetal

    I have been saying this a lot lately when it comes to Nintendo “Been there, done that.”

    • Christian Schoff

      No one cares.

    • RoboticLink

      That may be true, but they have “been there” longer than anyone and have “done that” better than anyone, think of it this way: Nintendo is the most nostalgic gaming company out there and will continue to bring back good memories, that’s why they release classics.

      Why are all of you people hating? All I’m saying is that Nintendo has great classics

  • starwars360

    Take my money away. Nintendo!!! Cannot wait for this game so much. I played original on GameCube in past of course and I so look forward HD version. :P

    List of that Wind Waker HD will have.

    New HD Graphics
    Higher Difficulty Setting
    Tingle Bottle
    New speed for boat to make more easy and fast travel while on boat in a beautiful ocean. :)

  • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

    I’m seeing more down-votes than usual, even on post that make alot of sense. Are we having a troll invasion?

    • RoboticLink

      They are attacking!!! Stand your ground!!
      Husky Unit: Cover the base!
      Bulldog Unit: Don’t let anyone through!
      Sorry, I really like Star Fox 64…

    • starwars360

      Yes I think trolls came from IGN.com, Youtube.com and outside Fanboys of Nintendo who want downvotes.

      Funny is that trolls is alway sad people. Assholes and never being happy. Bum glue stuck on chair and waiting for people speak out or word out into comments then “OH YES FINALLY THIS PERSON COMMENT STUFF AND I GOING DOWNVOTE THIS PERSON AND THAT MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD!!” This is suck crap trolls think are.

      Trolls need learn to share opinions with people and gamers and being happy too. :)

  • MrDownvote

    I apologise, for the delay. Nonetheless I and my staff will carry out our duties as usual.

    Yours sincerely,
    MrDownvote.

    Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Are you the one doing this?!

      • MrDownvote

        Me and my staff, yes.

        Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

      • MrDownvote’sAssistant

        Yes, we at Downvote&Co feel that it is our duty to downvote every comment, with the exception of those we hate, which we upvote. No need to thank us, doing the right thing is reward enough!

        Downvote&Co making the world a better place for everyone to enjoy!

  • RoboticLink

    My god! This is pathetic, go away all you trolls, if you don’t like Nintendo then go play PS3 or Xbox 360, but go away and leave us alone

  • Mochlum

    I’m gonna try doing the original mode first before the harder mode. If I have time, considering 3 other games come out in the same month.

  • Vladislav Zimin

    Please… NEW games, GTA V, ok?

  • Cube

    Bad news for the PS4 and Xboner Trolls………..

    Xbox One exclusive but also on PC:

    Dead Rising 3 (Capcom)

    Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10)

    LocoCycle (Twisted Pixel)

    Killer Instinct (Double Helix)

    Ryse: Son of Rome

    PS4 exclusive but also on PC:

    DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)

    DriveClub (Evolution Studios)

    Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games) pay-to-play

    Knack (SCE Japan Studio) pay-to-play

    Warframe

    Why don’t you trolls try to compare this to Wii U line up?

    • Pikachief

      The Knack, Killzone, Driveclub,(I think) Forza 5, Killer Instinct, and Ryse are not going to be on PC.

      Also the Wii U’s launch line up of original Wii U titles of pretty much just Zombi U, Nintendo Land, and New (new, new, new, new) Super Mario Bros U isn’t very impressive. Sure its way better now, but its been out for a year.

      I’m super excited about this year’s Wii U titles, but at least fairly compare the launch line-ups.

      • Cube

        where does it say compare Launch line up?

        • Pikachief

          If you’re going to compare Wii U’s titles to 2 consoles that aren’t even out yet, at least be fair. The Wii U will have been out for a whole year, of course is has more and better games.

          • Cube

            OMG, you’re a PS4 or xBoner fanboy on the DL. First im not comparing anything. Second I’m basically talking about what’s coming up this year and in my expert “opinion” the PS4 and xBox exclusive are a joke. I’m talking about Wii U titles that aren’t released.

          • Pikachief

            It just sounds like you were comparing them is all. And idk why me trying to put the Wii U on an equal playing field with the other 2 companies makes me a PS4 or “xBoner” fanboy. The last Microsoft or Sony game I bought was in 2012. It’s been wii, wii U, and 3DS games this whole year so far, and Nintendo consoles are the only ones I make sure to get A.S.A.P. I’m most definitely a Nintendo Fanboy first, I just like to look at the Wii U issues logically.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Why the hell trolls come here. Men I hate dumb idiots.

  • Johny

    YUUUUUUUUUUSSSS !!!!!!

    and they said they wouldnt :D haha oooow this is SOO sweet

  • reyn69sharla

    wow, look at all the downvotes. trolls are up early today.

    on a positive note everyone, yesterday i walked into my local EB games store out here in western sydney. i stood in a que of 4 people. the first was a mid teen buying a 3ds. the second guy was about 30 and was buying the wii U with pikmin 3, the third was another teenage girl buying smash bros brawl and luigi u. finally it was my turn, i placed my pre order for windwaker and also asked if they could track down no more heroes 2 for me. it was a complete nintendo domination.

    interesting that no one was around the sony or microsoft stands.
    i feel nintendo are starting to get it together and that if they time things right, they can pull away from the othe two console clones.

    time will tell.

  • sillybajillies

    I hope Wii Motion Plus can be used in this game.

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    i havnt but i will start it on the harder

  • JBeauregard

    I remember playing this on my Gamecube and my parents getting pissed because they wanted to use the TV. Zelda caused a lot of mixed feelings in my house lol

    • Smartass2

      Now you can play on the gamepad. Problem solved.

      • JBeauregard

        Exactly!

  • $41809923

    I BEAT THIS GAME IN ONE DAY ON THE GAMECUBE
    I MAY BE BEATING THIS GAME A LONGER TIME NOW TO WIN
    GOOD

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    $50 is alot of clams for a game i’ve already finished! I’ll get it, but im kinda feeling a little screwed for it!

  • Musaed Al Saif

    back when the wii was realesed i got a wii and ps3 1 till now i didnt actually play with the ps3 i just use it to prop the window open

  • Santanata

    nintendo is sucks wuith this gaim , give fzero gx hd to we

  • thedeciderU

    maybe someone said this below: how many people are definitely getting this game, and do you think it’s a system seller? just curious, and thanks for any relevant responses!

    • ICHI

      I’m getting it, though it may not be a system seller like a new Zelda. I know personally 4 people who have never played it and now are considering a Wii u as they used to hate wind walkers graphical style and now they (as one of them said) have grown up. I bet there’s a few people about who feel differently towards wind waker now and especially if there’s a version of the console with it included it should shift a few more machines

      • sd

        It is Zelda so yes it is a system seller. The original sold 4.6 million. How many of these people have a wii U. Then factor in the fact that a fair few will re buy this even if they played the original, plus new nintendo fans, the ones that never got around to it the first time etc. It will shift units better than pikmin 3, just not as much as a brand new zelda or mario.

  • Luffy

    if all the dungeon are remade like in master quest, that would be amazing!

    • ICHI

      And there was a copy of OOT on The disk too

      • Luffy

        what a amazing preorder bonus that was!
        Zelda games have amazing preorder bonus! :)

  • WellWisher

    I will definitely start it on the higher difficulty. Zelda is amazing, but I haven’t found it particularly challenging for a while.

  • ICHI

    I will be starting the game on a harder setting, really looking forward to it now.

  • Fuzunga

    I just hope they redid the music too. Midi tracks in 2013 is just embarrassing.

  • Zuxs13

    John,

    Did you know that they tweaked the sailing too? It is now much faster after you reach a certain point in the game, so sailing on the little red boat wont be so bad any more. They also tweaked the Tri-force missions to make it flow better.

  • Brandon Gardner

    My only wish for this game is that they added the incomplete dungeon they left out from the Gamecube version.

    • sd

      No they used that in a different zelda game unfortunately.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    I actually enjoyed sailing around, filling my map and picking up treasure along the way. I kinda got obsessive about it…

  • Christoffer Andersson

    They should also put an exclusive trailer of the new Zelda-game on the gamedisc :)

    • sd

      10 minute playable demo….

  • Denvy

    I wanted to get the Wii U version and still sorta do, but 50 bones for a prettier game that I already own think pretty highly about just doesn’t add up for me. I guess I kept thinking maybe they’d do a little more to it. Higher difficulty isn’t alone enticing enough.

    • sd

      If I had already played this game on the GC then i wouldnt purchase it for the wii U either. But for me I tend not to replay any game that I have completed. The reason is pretty simple in that there are always new games to play and new experiences to be had. I dont have time for playing new games, while replaying old ones.

      Having said that I will get this as I have never played it.

  • ETeach

    Please yes. Planning to get it anyway, but what a nice bonus that would be.

  • blindtiger

    please include master quest with this windwaker too! i miss that game!

  • Einar

    I’m guessing you have to beat the game in order to unlock the higher difficulty setting.

  • C.S. Bailey

    Hoping that the new setting is available before you play.

  • Haize

    I’m not all that surprised. I would have gladly paid $60, but I sorta saw this coming. And what the heck is Wii U Daily talking about? $10 certainly is a big deal. That’s nearly 10% cheaper than most other new games.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Can someone tell me what to expect from Wind Waker? (Never played it.)

    • RedPython

      You are Link, a small green boy with amusing facial expressions and the task to save Princess Zelda and the Great Sea from Ganondorfs evil clutches. You will casually put off this near impossible task by running around islands collecting treasure and talking to Gorons to expand some funny little mans shop. You will do this with the help of your talking red boat thing (with a secret) who will never shut up about how you are a complete waste space and should stop going to small insignificant islands and collecting rupees you don’t need and get on with saving the world. To aid you with your sailing is the Wind Waker, a magical conductors baton/sparkly fairy wand, which will change the wind anyway you please. This will get tiring. Overall it’s a very good game with a nice little plot that I don’t want to spoil. It even has plot twists. Don’t hit the pigs.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Thanks for the explanation. I know about the pigs xD
        And for the record, I know who Link is (the way you worded it, sounded as if I never played a Zelda game before.) This isn’t my first Zelda game, you know. I just never played Wind Waker before.

  • fireheartis1

    This is a pretty cool article, but john Kinsley Nintendo confirmed the “Tingle Bottle” themselves, we didn’t need to read it on Amazon to know that it’s not just a rumor. Besides that yes I have the HD remake on pre-order because I loved the GameCube version. I can’t wait to see how the difficulty is upgraded.

  • val berger

    new difficulty setting won’t change the fact, that I actually got the original game already. the missing dungeons would have given a real incent to buy it on day one. Now it’s more like a ‘maybe used, some day’ for me.

  • the-s-man

    first time seeing a nintendo game with harder difficulties like the game isnt hard enuf