The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

GAMECUBE / Action Adventure / Release: Mar 24, 2003 / ESRB: E

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Zelda producer explains why fans came to accept Toon Link

Zelda producer explains why fans came to accept Toon Link

Nintendo earned a lot of flak when it introduced Toon Link to the world. However, minus a few holdouts, fans have come to accept the character in the decade following The Wind Waker's release. We spoke with Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma about why he thinks reception has warmed so much.

"I think one big thing would be that we continued to use that art style in DS titles," he said. "They got to a kind of expanded userbase--a lot of people that didn't play Zelda games before. I think after seeing that, when you see Wind Waker's art style again, it becomes easier to approach because you're more used to it."

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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD coming to Wii U this October

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD coming to Wii U this October

The upcoming HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker will be on Wii U this October. The port includes 1080p visuals and new shaders to make your favorite cel-shaded Zelda game even prettier.

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Nintendo teases new Zelda, Wind Waker remake for Wii U

Nintendo teases new Zelda, Wind Waker remake for Wii U

It should come as no surprise that Nintendo is working on a new Zelda title for Wii U, but since it may be a long way off the company is producing a remake of one of its most beloved series titles as well. Nintendo teased some tidbits about its next new game, along with a Wind Waker rerelease, during today's Nintendo Direct.

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