The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be setting sail onto the Wii U on October 4, leaving many longtime Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda fans counting down the days until the game is finally available for purchase. It turns out The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wasn’t the only game Nintendo had experimented with by upgrading the graphics of a previously released Zelda game as series lead Eiji Aonuma admits there were three games the company was playing around with.
In addition to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Nintendo had played around with the idea of an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, both of which were originally released on the Nintendo Wii. It turns out their experiment resulted in an HD remake of Wind Waker considering the game’s graphic style and art style translated well on the Wii U given the graphic capabilities of the new system.
Now that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will soon be available on the Wii U, that doesn’t mean Aonuma-san isn’t thinking about giving Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword an HD remake as well. “I can’t say that the possibility is zero that those will be made into HD, but right now I need to work on the next installation in the series so I don’t have the bandwidth to do that right now,” he said during an interview with Polygon. “But maybe it will happen if someone else does it.”