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Let's Compare the Old Wind Waker To The New One

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Nintendo Japan has released two trailers showcasing some gameplay from the HD Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. One of them happens to be a nice little comparison video. Let's take a look!

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The comparison vid, above, demonstrates how much more content the HD version, with its widescreen aspect ratio, can put on the screen. A few larger shots also show off some of the new visual effects and the sharper models and textures—something that the much longer gameplay trailer, found below, also does, although the focus here is on the puzzles the Wii U GamePad-specific controls.

Wind Waker HD lands on the Wii U in late September in Japan, and in early October elsewhere—with the exception of the digital eShop version, which is out on September 20 in the US.

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ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト HD ゲームキューブ版と比べてみました。[NintendoJP@YouTube]

ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト HD 紹介映像 [NintendoJP@YouTube]

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Theskadudeguy
Theskadudeguy

I think I may get a bashing for this.

But the exterior shots in my opinion have been ruined. I loved the flat style of everything before.

Now there is too much flare and blur....

The interior shots are looking better though. But I dont think they should have updated the...sun physics?