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|A look at what the next Zelda title could look like.|
It has been over a year since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which was both a huge success and a great game. However, Zelda fans are beginning to wonder what is coming next? The stage is once again cleared and the faithful fans inquire to know what Nintendo has in store for the series next? After some conducted research, I found that Nintendo is working hard on a Legend of Zelda title for both the Wii U, and the 3DS. They are also working to release a game remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker this holiday season with revamped high definition graphics, as well as new game features for the Wii U virtual console that allows you to play classic games.
“With Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, we had the nun chuck and remote stand in for the sword and shield. But with the Wii U, I can definitely see something like the controller itself becoming different items that Link can use.”
|HD concept for upcoming LoZ title|
The top of these two images there is juxtaposition (comparison) of the Gamecube graphics in comparison to the Wii U’s HD graphics in Windfall Island. The bottom left picture is of Link and Tetra, as well as a mystery woman with a pot on her head, demonstrating the new character graphics. The bottom right picture is that of a crystal clear Windfall Island from a distance besides the pirates’ ship, giving justice to the new shading graphics presented. The above pictures are all for the purpose of demonstrating the new graphics and as far as currently known, no game play, story, dungeon design, enemies, world aspect, nor bosses shall be changed from the original. However because of the existence of the Wii U remote, the controls may be altered. There is no control scheme set in stone currently, only analysis from the Wii U tech demo. The idea of this release is to:
1. Fill in the gap between the upcoming holiday season and holiday season 2014, the planned release date of Zelda Wii U.
2. See which graphics the fans prefer in HD; the cell shading or realism. Honestly I believe that the graphics from the Wii U tech demo are more original, and personally enjoy those graphics, however opinions of this is why we have a comments section.
|Comparison of Gamecube (Left) and HD remake of Wind Waker (Right)|
Secondly, is a rumor from Zelda Informer, which claims that the production team is weighing out the pros and cons of having voices in the game, and even giving Link a voice. This is a huge issue that has been discussed for decades, and none of us can imagine what it would feel like. It would give better dialogue and character interactions, however it would feel so unnatural to hardcore fans, what would Link’s voice even sound like? All-in-all, I cannot imagine this actually happening, and I am sure many of us feel the same way.
|Remade cell-shaded character design|
The closer we get to E3 then the more news we will receive, and here at TheWhyButton, we'll be keeping you all up to date through it all.
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