The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD adds harder 'Hero Mode'

The most significant addition to Wind Waker HD is Hero Mode, for those that want more of a challenge out of Toon Link's adventure.

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Being an HD remake of a Legend of Zelda game should suffice for Nintendo loyalists. However, Nintendo's not content with making Wind Waker HD merely an old game with better graphics. No, they're tweaking a few things, adding a new features. For example, the Triforce fetch quest in the latter half of the game has been "greatly simplified."

Other new features for the Wii U version include being able to use the GamePad to take photos, write messages, and use Miiverse to help other players. But perhaps the most significant addition is a new difficulty mode, for those that want more of a challenge out of Toon Link's adventure.

Polygon discovered "Hero Mode" during their recent hands-on with the game. In Hero Mode, enemies deal double damage and players won't be able to find hearts in the environment. In fact, the only way Link will be able to recover health is through the use of potions or fairies. That's pretty hardcore.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be out later this year.

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    August 22, 2013 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD adds harder 'Hero Mode'.

    The most significant addition to Wind Waker HD is Hero Mode, for those that want more of a challenge out of Toon Link's adventure.

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      August 22, 2013 10:44 AM

      Still no news on the cut dungeons?

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        August 22, 2013 11:01 AM

        Dungeons will be cut? the fuck?

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          August 22, 2013 11:04 AM

          The original wind waker had at least two dungeons cut that were supposed to be part of the endgame. It's why the tri force hunt at the end is so awkward and forced feeling

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            August 22, 2013 11:27 AM

            "Quite honestly, those dungeons we removed we used in other games, so we can’t use them in this version!"

            http://mynintendonews.com/2013/06/13/zelda-wind-waker-cut-dungeons-wont-come-to-wind-waker-hd/

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              August 22, 2013 2:03 PM

              Don't care about the game, but that response doesn't contain a shred of logic. The entire game is a remake, so why would the dungeons having already been in another game matter? People have played the game already anyways, so it would actually make more sense to add the dungeons in, because players would be equally familiar with them as with the rest of the game. And for those who weren't, well, that'd just be a bonus.

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                August 22, 2013 7:23 PM

                plus it would just add to the value of the the hd imagining! at least the made sailing faster which was the worst part of the levels being dropped and loot quest replacing it.

                still though, put in the levels please!

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              August 22, 2013 2:11 PM

              at least he was honest with us.

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      August 22, 2013 11:13 AM

      That is going to be a hell of a challenge.

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      August 22, 2013 11:33 AM

      Yeah, you open up a Hero Mode in Skyward Sword that operates similarly: double damage from enemies, no hearts from the environment. Pretty cool challenge.

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        August 22, 2013 2:59 PM

        Yeah, I plan on going back through the game on hard mode at some point. I just wish they made puzzles harder as well.

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      August 22, 2013 2:23 PM

      I'm buying the shit out of this when it comes out.

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        August 22, 2013 3:00 PM

        The smartest thing Nintendo could do would be to bundle this with WiiU's, with the Zelda logo prominently displayed on the box. People love Zelda.

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          August 22, 2013 4:21 PM

          NO! because then i'll need to rebuy the WiiU :(

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            August 22, 2013 6:23 PM

            Shouldn't have got rid of it in the first place! Anyway, what is up with all you guys who sell your systems at the first sign of a release lull only to buy them again later? Why? I can't imagine how it's a very efficient use of your money...

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              August 22, 2013 6:54 PM

              I think he's saying he would buy it again if it came branded with Zelda logo.

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                August 23, 2013 10:24 AM

                ^^^yeah, this. i still have my Wii U and love it. would never dream of getting rid of it, especially with 2 Zelda games coming out for it.

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              August 22, 2013 6:56 PM

              I'm with you. Every system lags for a good 6-12 months after release. All of these people who dumped their Wii U after a few weeks or months are crazy.

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        August 22, 2013 7:33 PM

        I'm right there with ya, buddy.