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Editor Note 05/14/13 11:54 AM PST: The title was changed from “Nintendo looking for Fan Requests” to “What’s on your Wishlist for the New Wii U Zelda Game?”. If you read the article carefully, you’ll see that the question posed is more directed for the purpose of discussion and not actually indicating that Nintendo would take or consider requests. Sorry for the confusion.
05/15/13 4:31 PM EST: The article was never meant to be a press release as the original title had implied. The article was provided by Nintendo UK’s marketing partner MEC Global and was meant as a discussion piece rather than an official press release given to the media. We’re sorry for any misunderstandings this may have caused and we’ll be VERY careful about how we publish these articles in the future.
What’s on your wishlist for the new Wii U Zelda game?
With a brand new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the way to the Wii U console (http://www NULL.nintendo NULL.co NULL.uk/Wii-U/Wii-U-344102 NULL.html), speculation has been mounting over what the reinvented game will be like.
Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s had a hand in the development of many popular Nintendo games with the exception of the Professor Layton series, has offered a few hints as to what we can expect from the new Wind Waker when it finally arrives. He told the ABC news network that HD capabilities of the Wii U will be able to “breathe new life” into the game, and also hinted that the game will have upgraded graphics, along with enhance lighting, better cel shading and overall, a more dynamic and vibrant look.
As it is being developed specifically for the Wii U console, the way the new Zelda: Wind Waker title is played will also be different from its Nintendo GameCube original. Similarly to the New Super Mario Bros. U (http://www NULL.nintendo NULL.co NULL.uk/Games/Wii-U/New-Super-Mario-Bros-U-593118 NULL.html) title, Wind Waker players will have the option to play entirely on the Wii U GamePad. There will also be integration with the Wii U’s Miiverse, similarly to other games released for the console.
This is what we know about the new Legend of Zelda (http://www NULL.nintendo NULL.co NULL.uk/Games/Nintendo-Characters-Hub/The-Legend-of-Zelda-Hub/The-Legend-of-Zelda-Hub-627606 NULL.html): Wind Waker game so far, but as for more detailed specs and features, we’re still completely in the dark. So, the question is – what would you like to see in the new Wind Waker? What would be on your wish list if you could have a hand in designing the game?
A number of game fans and pundits have a few suggestions, such as the following:
Bring back cut content – a lot of segments (specifically, dungeons) were cut from the original GameCube design due to time constraints, but these could easily be brought back and expanded on in the new title
The ability to change difficulty levels – fans of the Zelda series, or anyone who has ever played a Zelda game, might appreciate the chance to up the ante difficulty-wise, as well as turning off those annoying tutorials
- Make sailing more fun – anyone who played the original Wind Waker will know that sailing in the game could be a bit of a chore. Lengthy and repetitive, Zelda fans agree that a way to make sailing faster and more enjoyable is a must when it comes to the new and improved game.
These are just a few of the things Zelda fans would like to see in the brand new Wind Waker, but what improvements would be at the top of your list?