The latest installment of the Nintendo Direct web series aired this morning, and with it came a ton of news aimed at hyping the future outlook for the Wii U console. It certainly did just that.
Headlining the presentation, Nintendo announced that two Legend of Zelda projects are in the Wii U development pipeline, both under the guidance of series producer Eiji Aonuma.
One of these Zelda games, presumably a completely new experience in the franchise built just for Wii U, has been confirmed in so much as Nintendo has simply stated that there is a new Zelda on the way. What this Zelda game actually is apparently won’t be disclosed any further for quite a while.
The other project isn’t a new game but rather a Wii U remake of the classic The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, a welcomed re-release considering the Wii U doesn’t support backwards compatibility with GameCube games. The game’s lovely — though controversial — toon-shaded graphics will benefit from a fresh coat of HD paint and the game will also support the console-standard off-TV GamePad play.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker sets sail for Wii U waters this fall. Take a gander at the gallery below for more first-look screenshots.