Nintendo have now announced the release date for the upcoming Wind Waker HD, with the game releasing worldwide on October 2013.
The first ever video footage of the game was shown during today’s E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast, showing off the beautifully remastered cel-shaded visuals in crisp, colourful high-definition. If you missed it, we will update this post very soon with the footage–stay tuned!
Some brand new features and additional content were also revealed, including a boost button while sailing, refined textures, and 1080p visuals. Another new feature present in this game is the Tingle Bottle–after writing a message and putting it in the bottle, you can cast the bottle away in the ocean, and that message will be sent to Miiverse. Messages can also include screenshots taken with the in game Pictograph. Tingle Bottles will also wash up on the shores of other players’ games and can be retrieved to read the messages.
Hit the jump for screenshots, more details, official art, and the first ever trailer!
Here is your very first look at The Wind Waker HD!
Judging by this new trailer, items used when sailing (such as the cannon, the Wind Waker, and salvaging crane) will now be easily available by using the d-pad; furthermore, the Wind Waker will be available at all times by pressing up on the d-pad.
Official artwork and high resolution screenshots have been released.