The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD has more Challenging Mode

The beautiful cel-shaded recreation of Link and the world of Legend of Zelda is being recognised for its quality and relevance by returning to Wii U later this year.

One of my personal Top 20 of all time titles, I’m eager to see what new quips and quirks Nintendo will introduce to make use of the revolutionary GamePad.

While the big N has mostly shrouded the project in secrecy, we’ve some new specific features thanks to online retailer, Amazon.

The big news is that this HD remake is getting a new difficulty mode exclusive to the Wii U version.

Here’s the description issued to Amazon from Nintendo.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker makes its glorious return on the Wii U console with gorgeous HD graphics and enhanced game features. In this timeless classic with a unique and colorful art style, you will guide Link as he sets out on the massive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister. Sail the seas in search of lost islands, fight fearsome enemies, take on mighty bosses, and seek out the legendary Triforce.

In this definitive version on the Wii U console, you can experience the game in gorgeous 1080p graphics, manage your inventory and view maps on the Wii U GamePad controller, and even choose to take on a more challenging difficulty level. With the new Tingle Bottle feature, you can connect with others over Miiverse*—comments or screenshots posted on Miiverse can wash up on the shores or in other locations of other players’ games. And if the TV is already in use, you don’t have to worry—you can play the game right on the Wii U GamePad.

Key Features
  • Play the definitive version of this timeless classic on the Wii U console, now with stunning HD graphics and new game features.
  • Guide Link as he sets out on the massive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister.
  • Sail the seas in search of lost islands, fight fearsome enemies, and take on mighty bosses.
  • Discover Miiverse messages that wash up in various locations—it’s like finding a message in a bottle.*
  • Take on a more challenging difficulty level.
  • Manage your inventory and view maps on the Wii U GamePad controller.

It has also been suggested that the music will be completely remastered, but remain authentic to the original game.

This remake is sounding better all the time. We found the original game a bit easy to complete, so this new difficulty will certainly spice things up,

(Thanks Amazon)

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