Nintendo Unveils The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Another Zelda classic is getting re-released on Wii U!

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 11/12/2015 16:15 5 Comments     ShareThis

As was rumored, Nintendo kicked off today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast by announcing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, a high-definition version of the Wii/GameCube classic.

Unlike the previous Zelda remake for Wii U, The Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD is being handled by Tantalus Media, who teased that it was working on a “triple-A next-gen port” earlier this year. The Wii U edition looks to be based on the GameCube version of Twilight Princess, and will be compatible with a new Wolf Link Amiibo (though Nintendo has yet to specify its function within the game). Gamers will also be able to use any of the five existing Zelda Super Smash Bros. Amiibo with the title.

Twilight Princess HD will be releasing in North America on March 4, 2016. As 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo has reiterated that the next Zelda title will still be heading to Wii U and will be launching later that year. Nintendo has said that some of the data saved on the Wolf Link Amiibo in Twilight Princess HD can be carried over into the new game, giving Zelda fans an incentive to play through both epic adventures!

Source: Nintendo Direct

5 Responses to “Nintendo Unveils The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

  • 459 points
    Drew Ciccotelli says...

    I’d rather get a better new game than a remake. Some people will be happy though.

    • 459 points
      Drew Ciccotelli says...

      That sounded a little too negative. I appreciate what they are trying to do, but it seems like they caved and are cashing in again at the expense of resources that could be devoted to the new one. I’m sure they are setting it up to streamline into the next one but it just seems they could have done that through a Zelda maker or something fresh, rather then a remake of an already gorgeous 9 year old game.

      • 702 points
        Matthew Tidman says...

        I get what you’re saying, but I think they farmed this out to a different studio (didn’t Reggie name it during the direct?), which means that its development would have minimal impact on the release of the real next Zelda; whereas, if they do a “Zelda Maker” I definitely want the regular team to be able to devote all their talent and resources to it.

        As a side note, I remember the game looking great, but watching the comparison video from GameXplain, it’s not as nice as I remember. Nostalgia glasses really are annoying.

  • 702 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    Yep. Preordered the game with the Amiibo figure as soon as preorders went live this morning. Here’s hoping that Gamestop doesn’t have to cancel preorders. That Amiibo is awesome looking, and I’m excited to see how it interacts with the new Zelda game when it releases in 2017. :P

  • 1561 points
    penduin says...

    This does sound pretty exciting, and I’m not normally one to whine about pricing, but should an HD remake cost more than the original game did years ago? I know there’s a pretty slick amiibo involved, but still.

    Won’t stop me from buying it, I’ll just be grumbling slightly.

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