Nintendo’s press event has been full of surprises today, not the least of which has been the revelation that not one, but two Legend of Zelda titles are currently in development at the studio.
The biggest piece of news in regards to the Legend of Zelda is that Wind Waker is being reproduced as a high definition remake for Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U. According to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, the company is on schedule to release Wind Waker HD by this fall.
The game will be receiving some much-needed graphical updates to bring it up to par with current generation titles, and will come with full support for the GamePad, which players can opt to play the game on instead of the TV. Nintendo also intends to add MiiVerse support for the title, for achievements and the like.
Additionally, the company has revealed that Wind Waker was on the top of their list due to its timeless art direction, more so than any other Zelda game.
Beyond Wind Waker, Nintendo says it is “rethinking” the conventions of the Zelda series with the unannounced title, and may offer an open world experience beyond anything the series has ever seen.