Given Twilight Princess' more realistic graphics, wouldn't it have been a better fit for an HD remake? Instead, Nintendo decided to focus its efforts on remastering The Wind Waker for Wii U. Aonuma told us that they actually did experiment with making HD versions of Wii's Zelda games, but they didn't have the transformative effect they wanted. "Certainly, we tried. We did a test of Twilight Princess in HD. But it didn't turn into a new thing. It looked better, it looked cleaner, and it looked like a master version of the game," he said. "But with Wind Waker, it really changed into something different--it changed into that really-looking-like-a-cartoon style we were aiming for, but we couldn't because of the Gamecube's power." In fact, the HD version of Wind Waker may be part of why the game is so well-received today. "I think now, the reason why people are enjoying it so much, that's a part of it." Indeed, history has been kind to The Wind Waker. We recently reviewed the Wii U version, and remarked on how excellent it has become.
Nintendo experimented with an HD port of Twilight Princess