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Zelda Wind Waker HD takes up 2.6 GB

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Zelda Wind Waker HD is very, very close to release. Nintendo has revealed some additional details about the game on the official website. Wind Waker HD on the Wii U will take up 2.6 GB of disk space as a download, which isn’t much compared to games made these days. Wind Waker HD will also require an additional 30 MB for save game storage.

Other technical details reveal 5.1 surround support, and full 1080p compatibility. Furthermore, players will be able to play the game using the regular Wii U Pro controller.

As revealed earlier, Wind Waker HD will have a higher difficulty setting for those looking for more challenge.

If you’re a newcomer to the game, we recommend taking a look at the official game guide as well.

Source: ゼルダの伝説 風のタク

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  • NintendoNoob

    I’d like a hardcopy, I like to stare at it, touch it, smell it, taste it. So much better than a digital copy

    • David Kumapayi

      You cant replace it if your disk break but a download will always be linked to your account even if you delete it :)

      • greengecko007

        Are they? I don’t remember them updating that. That’d be great though.

      • Guest

        yes…..WRONG

      • Brandon Betlej

        Where did you hear that from? Because your wrong

        • InsaneZucchini

          No. You’re wrong. Unless you have some warrantee on the game and it breaks you have to buy another copy.

          If you delete the game from your Wii U, you can go back into the eShop and redownload it again later.

          If they said you could redownload it on another Wii U, he would be wrong. But he didn’t. Accounts are not transferable between Wii Us, which is why downloads also cannot be transferred to a new Wii U. The purchase is however still linked to the account it was purchased on and can be redownloaded whenever needed.

          • Brandon Betlej

            If its linked to your account why cant you download games you purchased already on a different wii u? That makes no sense

          • Mykdee

            nintendo hasn’t worked that out yet. the problem is several people sharing the same NNID, and all buying games on it, and downloading all of the games to their consoles. it will happen eventually, it has to.

          • Falcoxcalibur

            man of faith.

          • InsaneZucchini

            Because their accounts are tied to the Wii U. Nintendo is still behind on that, they haven’t created a unified account system where you can transfer them between Wii Us. Hopes are that with the update to the system where we will be able to purchase games for download on the Wii U and 3DS through the PC or smart phones that this will be rectified.

          • thedeciderU

            nintendo needs to fix that. i hope it will come with an update. they are behind, like you said.

          • Ford Crews

            Because Nintendo has decided you can’t, it’s a crappy policy, and one they need to change, asap.

          • Falcoxcalibur

            No, it is linked to the console ONLY.

      • NintendoNoob

        But I still get to molest- I MEAN LOOK at my hard copy

      • Clel

        They aren’t, I really wish they were though.

      • Falcoxcalibur

        Sorry but, wrong. Games are tied to the console, not your account. If you want to buy another Wii U, or if it breaks, you lose everything.

    • Mykdee

      i agree i love hard copies, but i wish they would offer a way to rip it to a HD. similar to the 360, but without having to put the disc in. i would really love to not switch discs like digital, but still have the hard copy…i know that gets difficult in piracy-related ways. but there are ways around that too

      • Stuart Thomas

        I understand piracy concerns, i really do. But i had over 40 wii games all bought for around $50-$60 a pop and i ripped them to the hdd. All my discs are immaculate for this reason only. Cd-key would be a good idea, where the key can be unregistered and registered to your nintendo acc if you plan on selling/trading the game. I hate the idea of keys but there is no other real option i can think of.

        • Mykdee

          unless the disc has its own ‘number’ or identity, that the console can recognize and link to your nintendoID like you said. but then that would require console connectivity, and not everyone likes that idea. I really think it would be an awesome feature though.

          on a side note it looks like the downvote trolls are out of their cave.

        • Arthur Jarret

          You know, blu-ray discs (or, as nintendo calls it, “proprietary disc format”) don’t really scratch anyway – unless really mishandled and used as a coaster (like many a Aliens: Colonial marines PS3 disc).

          I’ve seen people rub blu-rays with a key and it came out fine and without scratches. I wouldn’t try it… but still, it is much more scratch-resistant than blu-ray was (which, in turn, was much more scratch-resistant than CD)

      • bizzy gie

        Yes, but then you wouldn’t be able to sell, lend, trade, borrow games.

      • tomtank91

        that’s called DRM

        • Mykdee

          yes but it doesn’t need to be taken to extremes. it could be a voluntary DRM registration with the option to deregister the title, and sell/trade/give away.

          • ScrewAttack

            I’d trust Nintendo to implement it in a good and consumer/user friendly way waaaaay more than M$, that’s for sure!

            I prefer hard copies though, it’s nice building that gaming shelf up for each console, being able to admire it and enjoy the box art as well as the game inside.

          • thedeciderU

            hell yes have you heard of bit boxes on stonagegamer.com? i may order a few for my nes collection of carts. they look awesome. reviewtechusa did a review recently.

          • ScrewAttack

            Oho nice! They’re incredibly cool, that sounds like a wicked idea to me! Hope they do some for N64 titles.

          • thedeciderU

            yes, i just picked up the ninja gaiden cart at a local store today. it’s in great shape and i can’t believe they had it! definitely will be bit-boxing that, mario 3, blaster master, super mario/duck hunt, castlevania, little nemo the dream master, adventure island, mega man 2, metal storm, double dragon II, code name: viper, and a few others. i’m going to track down a zelda cart and a couple other essentials before i order. man, i used to have sooo many more original cartridges and manuals. i wonder where they all went…

            i hope they will be doing snes games – i have a bunch of those i’d like to have on the shelf too. right now everything is in a storage tub.

          • thedeciderU

            if that could work it’d be awesome to launch any game from the menu, keeping discs/case immaculate. i am incredibly careful with my games and consoles. annoyingly careful even to me. then, if i wanted to sell a title, i could just de-register.

      • nin-10-doughfan

        you can have a hard copy and then purchase digital copy!

        • thedeciderU

          and then go bankrupt!

    • Pikachief

      I gave you an up vote for the tasting comment.

    • grandlx2

      We get it.. you like it hard.

      • RoboticLink

        I see what you did there!

      • NintendoNoob

        Best part, it never gets soft xD

    • nin-10-doughfan

      yes, it is different if you have something t hold on to! (it feels more complete)

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        my sister have 3 kids, and 4 times buy one single game.

        she now know (6 month later) about eshop.

    • RockieOllie

      They don’t call them HARD copies for nothing

    • Orto

      Let the fony fan boys hate this! Well then fony trolls step up and take ure swipes bcoz nothing can touch us when we are playing the wind waker, one of the best games of all times. I call upon all nintendo fans to do the right thing. We need to do the same to ps4 daily as what their fan boys have done to us. Launch a full scale attack on the ps4 daily comments and bash the ps4 into the next realm. Treat them commenters like they are ganondorf and hold nothing back.

      • thedeciderU

        i like sony and have a wii u. what does that mean for me?

        do i need to gtfo?

        • Orto

          Fony lovers need to get of this site. There is a site for you people called ps4 daily where you can mix with ure own kind and discuss how bad of a taste in games you have.

          • thedeciderU

            so in your logic since i don’t only like and support nintendo (which i very much do) i have no business enjoying the articles, content and community on this site?

            i like sega and own sega games and consoles too, and even a 360 and some games, and pc, and the list could go on. keep in mind, there is absolutely no sarcasm in tone while i will ask you again: do you really think i need to “get of this site?” i don’t even care about your spelling error.

            and no, the down vote is not mine.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Instead of hating on sony, just try to play some of their top rated games – and realize there is no need to choose a side. You can enjoy both consoles!

        As long as you hate microsoft and all that they stand for, you’re still a good person.

        • thedeciderU

          microsoft sucks. i got a 360 as a gift for games like left 4 dead series because my laptop is old enough it won’t run smoothly, most of my friends have it, and we all wanted to play online. also far cry 3 was a really solid game and fun experience, as was tomb raider reboot. there’s no side picking, just enjoying the games… but apparently that’s not allowed here.

          • Arthur Jarret

            No nintendo love? Well, sorry – your opinion is not valid here!

            Hehe, seriously though – I haven’t played a single console that didn’t have at least one game I loved.

            For microsoft exclusives, Fable and Alan wake are amazing games, and… well, I havent played much other exclusives, so I really couldn’t say. I liked tomb raider on ps3, though!

            I do dislike gold to play online… I’ve spent some time with it back when I still had roommates, but I really didn’t see the added (paid for) value over psn or the current nintendo network services – but hey, to each his own (and I mainly play single player, so it’s no big deal anyway).

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Ill probably pick it up for my PS4 just to get it in better graphics.

      • Andreas Sunde

        Just when I was starting to miss your “trolling”, there you are. Good to have you back!

      • Dude.

        Baha. I like you.

      • http://www.twitter.com/wheres_my_phone zzzzz

        Sony just announced at their Wind Waker press conference that it will be a PS2 exclusive only. Too bad. I would have preferred it on PS4 too.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Nice! At least it got more shaders on PS2 than on Wii U :D

      • Johny

        haha i like this comment

      • Clel

        Aaaaah… good to have you back. My eyes still hurt from the horrible trolls lurking around. *hugs*

      • jcnba28

        Hi sony pony!

      • Jonathan George Anaya

        Why the PS4? Do you want to stream Cable to your new PS3.5? The X1 is where all the Big Boy games are :-) But, have fun with your Lackluster launch lineup. I’ll be playing first party titles like Killer Instinct, Forza, and Dead Rising 3 on Day One

    • david jarman

      Don’t forget to talk to it!!!!

    • Josiah Parsons

      Yum, Plastic!

    • Fred

      am I that much different from everyone else. I prefer the digital copies. In fact, I have 3 discs on my Wii U (Nintendo Land Scribblenauts and Tank TAnk Tank) only because Best Buy was doing buy one get one half off and I regret doing it. I’d gladly trade all three discs and $20 for the digital copies of all 3 games

      • Rugmouse

        I’m with you, sir. Digital is very convenient in my opinion. I just love my ala carte menu of games on my game pad. No need to mess around with discs, swapping back and forth. I, for one, play several different games each night, depending on who is online, at home, or if I’m playing solo. Changing discs every time I want to play something new is a hassle!

        • Fred

          agreed plus I’m out of storage space it’s full of dvds, blurays, 3D blu rays, PS3, Wii I don’t need Wii U also.That and my kids are rough on discs and I don’t want them lost or stollen which won’t happen to these digital copies

      • Razo_E

        I love digital copies. I love just pressing the home button and swapping between games. People want super advanced consoles, but they still worry about cleaning/storing/losing/scratching discs from the 1980′s. It’s baffling.

        • Falcoxcalibur

          Problem is, the games are tied to the console. If it breaks, there goes your investment. And before you say you have great customer service in U.S.A, let me tell you, it’s not the same in other parts of the world.

    • Adrian

      I’d get a digital copy if it was 50% off from the hard copy. :). Until then, always hard, all the time!

  • Eduardo De Almeida Raposo

    Source: ゼルダの伝説 風のタク

    You missed the last katakana ;)

  • Marcus Navarro

    That’s…much less than I expected.

    • Guest

      That is 8% of the Wii U’s total memory.

      • Mykdee

        $70 will get you a good 1TB HDD, to supplement the WiiU’s SSD. You could store nearly 400 copies of Windwaker HD on that. A lot of people just have a HD laying around, but if not they do not cost very much.

  • sharlo galmo

    This game looks so nice….

  • readypembroke

    Even though I have never played a Zelda game, I will most likely rent this with Skyward Sword. Have SS number 1 on Gamefly list BUT they sent me Conduit 2 which was NUMBER 8 on my list!

  • Merrfn

    I am not going to lie. Nintendo screwed up in terms of Wii U storage space. But at least they made it possible to use third party storage. 2GB is nothing, but other games take up loads of space. My one terabyte hard drive sorted that out for me though.

    • greengecko007

      The only thing Nintendo screwed up was, as always, getting the word out that external storage is compatible with the Wii U. I love the fact that Nintendo doesn’t make me pay for storage I don’t need, it’s one of the few things they did right with the Wii U launch. But they should have done a better job informing consumers that all the miscellaneous flash drives they’ve accumulated are compatible with the Wii U.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        good Point, but shouldn’t it be obvious for the People, that are planning on digital copies?

        • greengecko007

          You have to really spell it out for some people.

      • C4

        While they are at it, they should also tell people what a “Wii U” is.

    • sharlo galmo

      I am happy that Nintendo ‘don;t do it like the other company’s. Cause now you can use storrage how you like it. This is waaaay better then what the PS360 had, replace a PS3 storage is difficult and is not cheap.

      • Andreas Sunde

        You can use an external HDD on PS3, but it requires formatting, or the PS3 won’t recognise it. The Wii U formats automatically.

        • sharlo galmo

          Yes i know but can you play games from it? I watch movies from a hd om my ps3. But you cant play game from it like the wiiu did

          • Andreas Sunde

            I haven’t tried yet, but I did some googling, and I think it’s possible. Not sure exactly how, though, seems a bit convoluted.

          • Mark

            Yes, of course you can. I put everything big on my external hard drive and it works.

    • jay

      Nintendo chose flash storage which is about 8x more expensive and 8x more reliable and very very fast.

      If Nintendo had a 500GB flash drive you would be paying about $800.

  • http://Nintendo-Xtream.blogspot.com/ Nintendo Xtream

    awesome thats not much

  • RoboticLink

    That’s a lot less than I thought, but I like a physical copy, it feels better for some strange reason…

    • C4

      The smell when you open the box :D

  • Negatron99

    Was hoping for something larger. Given the 25GB size of the discs. 2.6GB is nothing. Not far the maximum size of the GameCube discs. I presume the Disc copy is the same size as the download copy, nothing extra?

    Also, gonna have to get a surround system that supports 5.1 LPCM now. More expense, gonna cost me about £500 when I’m finished. Wow, it’s getting expensive this Wind Waker HD, along with all the other stuff coming out.

    • Andrew Chambers

      Can you really expect more? It is a re-release of a GC game. It’s not like other hd remakes are much bigger.

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Andrew’s right.
      Even a game like Monster Hunter was smaller than 5gigs, it’s the same with all ports/remakes of older games and/or handheld games ^^

    • Andreas Sunde

      They could use the extra space for a soundtrack :3
      Or nah, that should be on its own disc, like Skyward Sword.

  • RoboticLink

    Looks like Downvote’s back…

    • Pikachief

      They are?

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Wii U Daily’s really fucked up…
      I enjoyed the comment section a few months ago, but as ironical as it sounds it got worse day for day since Knowledgeiswhatsup aka the troll-king left/got banned. He was annoying as fuck, but it was fun watching him and Nintedward bashing each other :D
      But it seems, that even he’s gone for a while now -.-

      • RoboticLink

        I have to admit, some trolls are actually kinda fun to listen to, but I just can’t stand Downvote. There is just something about him that I can’t stand

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          As Long as he’s just silently downvoting us it doesn’t matter, but his stupid conversations with himself are annoying ^^

          • RoboticLink

            That’s exactly how I feel

      • Orto

        Look every person on the internet believes that they are ‘real’ gamers becoz they praise the fony corporation and their gaming antics. Bashing us and other fan bases seems to make them happy as we all know that the true gamers are the people that ignore fony games and play what the hell they like. I have dedicated my life to huntings down fony supporters across the internet as they are the worst type of fan boy. I will one day find the fony king and bring this whole episode of fanboyism to a brutal end!

        • thedeciderU

          acting like that only makes you look more, how do you say it: “fony-ish”?

      • The Clockwork Being

        Agreed he came back as truthteller but then left.

      • jay

        I like beating the crap out of him with facts.

      • Clel

        Guest100… and Orto really piss me off too.

        If you’re getting sick of them and have Brawl or MKWII, we could play together lol.

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          Got both :D
          I just recently started Brawl from scratch though, so I don’t have my favourites yet ^^

          • Clel

            Yay! I’d love to play with you.

            I’ve only been getting good at Brawl/started playing very recently, as I’ve been ‘training’ with a couple Internet buddies of mine. Also, I don’t know if you noticed…

            GUEST1000 GOT BANNED!! HURRAY!

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            (y)

            I’ll try to tell you on Miiverse when I’ve got time for a bit online action ;)
            Got a lot of stuff to do this week, because I just graduated and have a whole damn year to fill with smaller jobs until I start studying :|

          • Clel

            :O Congratulations! You can also just e-mail me at cleltheyoshi@gmail.com

    • Jon

      you know, I don’t understand why people bother bringing this up, who cares. they are trolls, not talk to them, don’t even make a new post just to say “oh look, they are here” just ignore, they’ll go away.

    • Clel

      Don’t treat him like he’s famous!

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    Sounds pretty neat :D
    I already expected to be a bit smaller since there wasn’t too much added from the GC game. Maybe that’s my first download (Because I KNOW, that I won’t get my Hands on the hardcopy with all the Zelda-Nerds here, where I live xDD).

    Also: Wasn’t 5.1 Surround Nintendo’s new standart for their exclusives? Hell, I’m really looking Forward to playing it with my new home Cinema Setup :3

  • RARE

    I wanted a digital copy so Id have it forever…however, after seeing the box art I want the physical copy

    • Jon

      I have mostly physical copies and they are lasting for ever for me. I have like 20 NES games and still work like new. I just clean them like once every 4 or 5 years. Just depends how well you take care of them

      • RARE

        Oh yeah. I mean I don’t intend to sell it, I just meant being able to have it on my WiiU menu displayed like a trophy.

  • SonicLucario

    Im gonna get the hard copy anyway. I like the gold cover :)

  • Justis Bistawros

    I always like to buy the physical copy of a game itself. It makes me feel like i have more than one game than just downloading it i dont know if you guys realize but there are so many amazing games coming to wii u,every piece of space counts.
    Nothing against people who like to download.

  • Madmagican

    That’s actually not that bad for a Wii U game, I’ve seen bigger on 3DS games
    ‘course it IS technically still a Gamecube game :/

    • Mykdee

      that actually is technically a false statement.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        maybe he just meant the game’s Content itself ;)

        Wind Waker got programmed with HD textures, so they technically had everything set up for a HD release (although the console couldn’t handle it) There are some Videos on Youtube, that Show Wind Waker running on Dolphin at 1080p and it’s not that much different from WW HD (of course except the new shaders, shadow engine and some other of the smaller tweaks)

        • Mykdee

          i can promise you, it is much different then this release. i’ve played the GC version on GC & dolphin. ya the resolution is better on dolphin, that is it though. The WiiU version is an entirely different animal, and to say it is not much different than the GC version is ignorant.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Ah well I’ll believe you :D

            As I said (or not, sry) I just saw the Videos and I also didn’t see the HD demo life…Youtube often Fails to Show how something Looks like, but there were some side-by-side comparison too.

            EDIT:

          • Mykdee

            ya i’ve seen what your referring to, but you will see what i’m talking about when this comes out in October. Even the little bit of content we’ve seen so far, is WAY better than the Dolphin version. like comparing Halo to Halo 4.

          • Baum 「ツリー」

            Okay, then just let’s wait :D
            I hope we’ll remember this and don’t Forget to talk about it, when we’re able to see both “life” xDD

          • CyanideInsanity

            Not necessarily. From what I can see from trailers, its an HD port with better shaders, and probably better textures. If they built it from the ground up, or heavily modified the engine, you are correct, but if they did just port it and inject shaders its pretty much the same.

            Looking at it on GC with an enb via dolphin, you get similar effects, and could probably tweak it to fully mimic WWHD.

            http://enbdev.com/enbseries/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1680

          • Mykdee

            it is remodeled. rescaled. re-paced. how can you mimic that with tweaking. it is not a HD rerelease ‘w/ better shaders’. nintendo has outright told us that. there is a lot more going into this remake than you are aware of i’m afraid.

          • CyanideInsanity

            But how much is actually changed? All I’ve seen that appears changed is windfall, which is still fairly close. http://www.eggplante.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/WindWakerHD1.jpg

            Everything else looks pretty much the same. If you pause the trailer when link changes the wind direction, his hat blowing in the wind still has the same jagged edges. Another good shot for his hat is when link is about to run off the cliff chasing after the helmaroc king when he takes Aryll.

            This is all from my perspective; I can’t outright tell if textures or models have been improved unless I can see it from close up, save for when it IS drastically different.

          • Mykdee

            you cant tell me they simply increased resolution, and have better shaders. besides these were released 7 months ago, and we know a lot has changed since then.

          • CyanideInsanity

            From those images I can only see new shaders/lighting, clouds, and the lack of width stretching due to 16×9 support.

          • Mykdee

            ya you’re right a few tweaks in Dolphin, and it would look identical using the Gamecube version……….

          • Hairee Pothead

            Because of backwards compatibility, The Wii U is a Tri-Core version of the GameCube with tacked on shaders from an Ati Radeon like Wii was an upclocked GameCube. All 3 systems have IBM Power PC CPU, ATI GPU and a Macronix DSP for sound. While programmable texture shaders may be new on the Wii U , Wind Waker HD is still running the original physics engine, AI Engine and sound engine from the original GameCube ROM natively on the Wii U cause of the past 3 Generation of Nintendo TV Hardware share the same chips and just slightly improve’s them each Generation. (Upclocked or Multi-cored)

  • Nintendo4life

    I will download this

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    My hard drive laughed and closed this page by itself.

    • Clel

      I would soooo go digital if Nintendo let you link up games to your account.

  • TheGamerGeek128

    Makes sense, the original DID fit on a Gamecube disc, after all.

    • RoboticLink

      I know, those discs were so tiny!!

  • RoboticLink

    Hey Wii U Daily, is there any more info on the new original Zelda game or Miyamoto’s new IP?

    • Deadpool U

      Or maybe news of the possible Wii U Pokémon game?

  • bizzy gie

    Why not 7.1 surround sound?

    • thedeciderU

      please understand…

  • RoyRelapse

    And for those who are wondering about details for The Wonderful 101;

    -It will take up 12.9 GB to download.
    -”8MB or more” for the save game storage.
    -1080p output, 720p native resolution.
    -Controller support : WiiU Gamepad, WiiU Pro controller, Wiimote + Pro controller.

    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/acmj/detail/index.html here is the source.

  • Keyser

    Ok just to be perfectly clear:
    1) Budew is not a troll
    2) You are by far the most annoying person on this site (yes, more than downvote & co)
    3) Everything you say is either completely irrelevant and/or insulting and you say it like a thousand times! Half the comments on every page are from you! Take all the downvotes as a hint and please stop ruining this perfectly good site.

    • Derk

      I am pretty sure that is the same person… Orto, Guest100, Downvote, Upvote.

      It’s all the same person and it is better to just ignore him because the dude is crazy.

      • Merrfn

        I actually genuinely believe they are all different people. Downvote and Upvote may possibly just be role playing, and are same person. They are all crazy but Orto seems to have a decent capacity of intellect in his spelling and sentence structure. Guest1000000000 seems like a 12 year old kid, who is desperate for social acceptance. They all have different styles of writing, and how they form there sentences. Nonetheless they are all stupid idiots.

        • Clel

          I get this feeling that upvote and his alts is one guy, and downvote and his alts is his irl friend.

      • Clel

        It’s really hard to ignore the 50+ disqus notifications I get from him, but yeah, that’s probably the best way.

  • Metroid 33slayer

    How much disk space did the wind waker on a gamecube take up?

    • CyanideInsanity

      About 1.4gb

  • Mochlum

    Man, that’s nothing! This is a Day One download for me, mostly because I know I’ll enjoy it (it is Zelda, what else can I expect?), and I really don’t like the NA boxart. So excited, now we just need a price and release date to set it in stone.

    Also, I think Nintendo should start a digital preorder system so you can pay all of the money for a game on the eShop, and the moment it releases for download, the Wii U downloads it.

  • Jared Garcia

    It’s still larger than the original size. Those GC discs only held like 1.5 gig. High definition and surround sound must’ve taken that space.

    • Hairee Pothead

      The GameCube and Wii has only a 16 bit 81MHZ Macronix DSP that could only fake surround sound with Pro Logic II. The Wii U has a 32 bit 120 MHZ Macronix DSP. With 32 bit precision and upclock there enough power for true surround sound.

  • uPadWatcher

    1080p, 60 fps, PCH 5.1 digital surround sound = INSTANT BUY!!!!!!

    • thedeciderU

      this may be a stupid question at this point (so please excuse if it is), but how have you hooked (wired) up your wii u to such a sound system?

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        I just connected everything to my TV and it works fine ^^

        • Martijn Plasmans

          The thing is that the Wii U doenst support Dolby,. Only LPCM. Very few audiosystems support that because the most only support Dolby.

  • poo

    I wonder why they had to add AT LEAST 1.1 GB of information

    • Clel

      HD takes up more space.

  • MrBuney

    DDP = $5 back to me, plus Alaskans get $0 tax so I save $10 by digital copy, cant wait

  • Deadpool U

    I was getting physical copy anyway mainly because I like how the Wii U optical disc edges feel so sleek it’s a little therapeutic.

  • Captain7484 .

    http://www.nintendolife.com/wiiu Check this website out for the Wonderful 101 review!!

  • Captain7484 .

    Wonderful 101 gets a 9/10!!! Show support for this title!!!

    • oontz

      only 78 out of 100 on metacritic. Still a good score though

  • Captain7484 .

    I would save this site for more up to date WiiU news!!

    http://www.nintendolife.com/wiiu

  • MiiMan

    Will be able to play using pro controller? Fabulous. Simply fabulous.

    • Martijn Plasmans

      Yes you will.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    It’s not a whole lot of space, unless it’s talking about the basic console. Everyone else I’m sure has an external drive for such games. Besides that, this isn’t a large game, though 30mb saves sounds quite big, even for this gen.

  • Chris Stoffel

    2.6 GB isn’t that bad, especially since you can use Any usb hard drive. I’ve got a 250 GB drive hooked up to mine…works like a charm.

  • Shelim Uddin

    Every zelda game is so unique.

    The legend of zelda – the legend was born.

    Adventure of Link – link sleeps with women

    A link to the past – set a bench mark for the series.

    Ocarina of time – technically the best game ever.

    Majoras mask – dark, creepy and disturbing.

    The wind waker – the most colourful adventure

    Twilight princess – dark as in the colour dark.

    Skyward sword – Wii motion plus slashing.

    The wind waker HD – the legend reborn in HD

    • Hairee Pothead

      Last one=Most Colorful Adventure in 1080P.

    • zhenyaivan

      just realized that Zelda WW is the first Zelda HD… am I slow?

  • Linskarmo

    That’s way smaller than I thought it would be. Very manageable for me.

  • Smartass2

    It’s amazing that it’s only 2.6GB. Such a big and detailed game. One of my all time favorites. Can’t wait to play this in 1080p.

  • Nolan ArchLord

    Glad I bought a deluxe Wii U.

  • Ducked

    Hope you have a external hard drive

  • Jeffery02

    That’s impressive given that the GCN discs could only hold 1.5 GB. That means that at LEAST 1.1 GB of data was added for this version. Maybe it DOES justify a physical release. I guess I’ll have to go pre-order it soon. :-D

    • Martijn Plasmans

      Higher resolution, better textures. And i think that the sound/music is in better quality.

      • Jeffery02

        There’s more than that too. They also added content, a higher difficulty, faster travel, and some revamped mechanics/plot points.

        • Martijn Plasmans

          Yeah, but those things are not really adding to the size in the way of big data files.

          • Jeffery02

            Added content doesn’t add to the size? I don’t follow. Depending on the changes, a higher difficulty could also be a big addition. And not everything I was talking about had to do with how much information was added. My main point is that they added a lot to the game, so much so that ADDED TOGETHER it makes an extra 1.1GB. I don’t understand the disagreement.

          • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

            No, he’s saying that those do not significantly contribute to the game’s data size. He’s right. It’s more programming than anything, which is minimal in data size.

          • Jeffery02

            -_- I understand that. That wasn’t my point. Ugh, nevermind…

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        Well, they’re still not using normal maps or displacement maps, so even those slightly-retouched textures aren’t much higher than the original textures.

  • Elitepwnsface

    Thats actually not much space at all. Quite surprised since its in hd.

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Well, it’s upscaled to HD. Upscaling to HD is not the same as content created from the ground-up in true high definition. The original game was about 1.1 gigabytes, so their upscaling operation has just added about 1.5 GB of extra picture info to the original game. Had the game been remade from the ground-up in HD, and assuming normal mapping and the like were added, it’d be several times bigger, closer to that of normal games today.

      • Elitepwnsface

        Umm this isn’t a God of War collection for the ps3, Devil May Cry Collection, or a FF10/10-2 collection. This is a legit attempt at trying to overhaul the graphics and actually update models. In normal circumstances i would probably just play my Wind Waker copy through an emulator if i wanted hd graphics, but this looks to be like an attempt similar to 343′s Halo reboot.

  • thedeciderU

    it doesn’t affect me, but the fact you may have to clear your wii u already is laaaaame

    • Agent721

      The 360 had 20 gig drive at launch…I had to upgrade within one year! GTAIV could barely fit on it, and then, it wouldnt even load quick enough so the graphics looked like BS when going fast in a car. And then, RRoD happened about one year later, and it cost money just to play online.. At least you know you wont get the latter two with Nintendo.

      • thedeciderU

        true. i’m sure at some point i’ll get an external, but i seem to be turning into almost a novice collector at this point, so it’s all hard copies for me.

        • Agent721

          I thought the same thing! I’m in the market for an external as well, is suggest waiting for black friday if you can… I’m sure someone will have them at 50% off during that week.

          • thedeciderU

            that is a great idea! may as well get 2tb for the price of 500gb or whatever it will be. i can definitely wait. it’s low on priorities. working on getting an original zelda cart right now. surprisingly easier than i thought…

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    I love that almost every game see’s a digital version. I am a fan of digital and only download digital games. I have accepted the consequences but it just gives me a much more modern feeling not to have to go the store or get up every time I need to change a game

    • discuss

      I’m no fan of digital because I can’t re-sell a game if I want to. Also if your external harddisk somehow crashes can you redownload the game for free?

      • ICHI

        Yes as the title is tied to the console not the HDD, I’ve changed mine over with no problems.

      • Kevin Sepulveda

        Yes you can re-download the game 100% for free as many times as you want. The only downside to digital is as you mentioned no re-sell value, or the ability to trade to your friends and if your entire Wii U crashes you must send it to Nintendo for repair but I called and asked personally and they confirmed with me that I would get every penny back for my game money spent if that was the situation or I would get them all back for free through codes on Wii U Eshop.

  • springer85

    LMFAO rehash Windwaker takes up early 3gb……….and then Nintendo releases an 8gb only basic at launch?
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kev

    “Furthermore, players will be able to play the game using the regular Wii U Pro controller.”

    Sold!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    This one I will get on Disc as I prefer most of my games on disc if I can. Looking forward to this release.

  • asdasdasd

    No wii remote plus support? Can’t really go back to old controls after Skyward Sword.

    • C4

      Yep, no Remote.

      In ideal case they had options for all 3 (like NSMBU or Pikmin) but I guess that would have been tough to implement here. Better get used to the GamePad if you’re a Zelda fan since that’s what the next Wii U Zelda propably will utilize.

  • Agent721

    Will they offer a discount for the digital copy? Like Luigi U??

    • Deadpool U

      Probably not since Luigi U can count as a DLC.

  • Dean Moores

    I will be buying this day one as Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game as it was completely different from the others that were out. Also the 2.6GB install doesn’t affect me as I have a 2TB external hard drive attached to my Wii U. I know it’s a bit much but I hope it will pay off in the long run. The only problem I have at the moment is I am running out of tiles on my homepage so it takes forever to find things, I hope Nintendo add folder support soon.

    • Agent721

      Damn, you’re big pimpin, wii u style! I will buy an external drive when the time comes…Im thinking black friday week…should be some good discounts!

  • Ford Crews

    Wonder how much of that 2.6gb is videos you watch once, they should allow you to set those as optional, 99% of the time, I skip them, leave the room to get a snack/watch tv, while they play if they won’t let me skip them.

    • Ford Crews

      WTF why would anyone rank down, wanting the option to not store crappy movies, almost nobody watches wasting space on their systems. While it’s fine to waste space on a burned copy, it’s just a waste stored on your system. Allow it optional, or just stream it. While this is a small game, something like lego city that can’t be more than 3 or 4 gigs of actual game and 18-19 gigs of movies and filler, it makes a huge difference. Nobody wants to buy digital downloads that take hours and hours to download, the whole point, is you buy them so you can play them now rather than wait.

      • Kev

        The convenience of downloading is more about not having to go to the store or getting up to put the disc in the machine everytime you want to play. Anyone who downloads currrent-gen games understands there is going to be a waiting process. That’s why you have to be selective about which games you want to download. Nothing personal, but it just sounds like you’re complaining for the sake of complaining.

      • krisyadao

        The cutscenes in Zelda games are rendered in real time withing the game engine. They are not “movies” and do not take up much space at all.

    • Zuxs13

      Down voted because you obviously have never played a Zelda game.. especially this one.

    • Sealed by the Holy Spirit

      HOLY CRAP! LOLOL!!!! This entire game is real time bro.

  • ludist210

    That’s it? Hmmm…tempted to download. But the box! THE BOX!

  • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    I’m not surprised, honestly.

    There are no normal textures.or displacement maps, and so that’s saving tons of data space. The new small features like speed-sailing and higher difficulty are mostly new programming, which doesn’t take up much space at all.

    They used an upscaling operation, which is always a significantly lower data size than original HD content. And 5.1 surround sound support isn’t a big deal in terms of data size, thanks to efficient data algorithms. If it were more than 4 GB, I would’ve been seriously surprised.

    Upscaling to HD is not the same as content created from the ground-up in true high definition. The original game was about 1.1 gigabytes, so their upscaling operation has just added about 1.5 GB of extra picture info to the original game. Makes sense. It’s good that you can save it on a small SD card or USB key.

  • greengecko007

    He’ll never evolve if you keep treating him like that…

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    It actually wasn’t me.
    I don’t like you and you don’t like me. Let’s just ignore each other and pretend nothing happened, huh?

    See? Even got a screenshot as evidence…

  • Jon

    can you shut up and stop making 50 million posts?

  • Andreas Sunde

    Why should they ban him?

  • Jon

    if anyone should be banned, it is you for spamming ever single article with useless posts, need and example? You made a reply with just “…” to Budew 2 hours ago.

  • Andreas Sunde

    The quality of this site isn’t very good, but I was enjoying the comment section until you showed up. Even Downvote&Co isnt this annoying.
    Don’t complain about downvotes every time you get some, don’t accuse those who disagree with you of trolling, don’t post comments reaponding to yourself all the fucking time. If you have something to add, use the edit button.

    I recommend deleting your account and making a new one with a less dumb name, and never admitting that it’s you.

  • Keyser

    If this site sucks so much, WHY DO YOU COME HERE!?

  • Keyser

    I am not sad, I am actually quite happy. And if you’re looking for incoherence and ignorance, I will refer you to your previous posts… I’ve decided you there is nothing more I can say to you that will change what I’m seeing, so I am done responding to you. You are no longer worth my time.
    Good day.

  • ScrewAttack

    Shut the fuck up your stanky little tag nut, nobody cares!

  • ScrewAttack

    Is that all? Are you crying into your fat folds already? Jesus christ you foolish immature mongaloid, step up your game! “murmurmur nobody cares bout joo”. Is that really all!?

    You’re so pathetic.

  • Andreas Sunde

    Yes, please. It would make us all very happy.

    Noy everyone who disagree with you (or think you are incredibly annoying) is a troll.

  • Orto

    War is on the horizon my fellow fony hunter. When the time comes i will rally the nintedo regiments to march onto ps4 daily.

  • ScrewAttack

    Where did they touch you? Did they tell you it’d be okay?

  • ScrewAttack

    I can practically hear you slitting your own wrists from here! Jesus man grow a spine! What’s wrong, didn’t mommy love you enough and daddy too much? When did he start abusing you? Did he tell you it was perfectly natural? It’s okay little man, you can open up to us here. I mean, we couldn’t care less whether you were thrown out of an upstairs window (which would explain your sheer lack of brain power) or not, but hey it’s nice to pretend.

  • Andreas Sunde

    You spam this comment section. I can see maybe four posts by him, but a shit ton by you.

  • ScrewAttack

    No come on man, it’s okay. You can tell me. Be truly honest, I know you’ve suffered terribly but burying it won’t make it go away.

  • Andreas Sunde

    No one asked for yours either. Didn’t stop you.

  • Andreas Sunde

    A lot more than nessescary.

  • Jon

    it means you post and reply and then post some more, you even reply to your own comments/ posts. That’s what “shit ton” means

  • ScrewAttack

    Don’t be scared bud, it’s safe here. Open up, you’ll feel better for it! First step towards getting better is coming clean about your problem.

  • ScrewAttack

    Now don’t try and divert attention you silly, you know I know what they did now. How can we help you if you won’t be honest with us?

  • Andreas Sunde

    Look, it’s obvious that you are not popular here. If you want that to change, follow my advice (earlier comment). If not, leave. You are contributing nothing but annoyance.

  • ScrewAttack

    Don’t. Trolls of any kind anywhere are not welcome. It’s no better than trolling Wii U daily, so just leave it be. Real gamers rise above platform and appreciate all for the quality they bring to the table. Sure, Nintendo might offer more quality titles than others, but y’know….. ;)

  • Andreas Sunde

    Thanks. I love English more than my own language, but there are some words I can never get right. Have an upvote.

  • Jon

    the problem is, it’s spam and makes you look like a troll. You are even replying to your own posts

  • Jon

    whats wrong? they don’t provide anything to the conversation or comment, it is just like if you were just standing beside two people that are talking to one another staring at them.

  • Pikachief

    Well I was saying that because when RoboticLink posted that one of his posts was the only post with downvotes. They normally arent that specific. I think people were just downvoting his post because they didn’t agree with it. lol

  • Clel

    Just ignore him.

  • Jon

    people are down voting you because you are being annoying by spamming the comment section. If you stop spamming, people will probably stop down voting your every post. You probably close to a 3rd of all posts/replies in this article are you.

  • Orto

    Standing by and doing nothing makes you as bad as the trolls from the fony lands. If we do not strike soon then our very way of gaming life maybbe lost forever. I call upon all true gamers to charge onto ps4 daily and destroy everything they have ever know. Rally my nintendo brethen and make this the hour when we put a sword to the fony menace once and for good!

  • ScrewAttack

    Yeah, no. You’re a troll plain and simple. A really weird troll, but one none the less. You’re actually quite embarrassing. And dumb. These are video game consoles, how exactly do you plan to “put the sword to the fony menace”? You gonna cuss them out, call their moms slags? Grow up.

  • Arthur Jarret

    A little, yes.

    I’m thinking of buying one just for Killer Instinct.

    And maybe some exclusives they have…

    (Although, exclusive-wise, Nintendo and Sony usually have me covered)

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I like budew…