Twilight Princess HD Confirmed For March 4 Wii U Release

Twilight Princess HD Confirmed For March 4 Wii U Release

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Nintendo confirmed that Twilight Princess would be getting the HD treatment, as well as its own amiibo figure.

Last month, we heard some rumors that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess may be next in line for the HD remake treatment, following Wind Waker HD. During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed the news, announcing that the game would be releasing on March 4, 2016 for the Wii U, alongside a new Wolf Link amiibo figure.

In addition to Wolf Link, the game will be compatible with the five other previously released Zelda amiibos: Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Ganonndorf and Shiek. Nintendo also promised some additional new features for the HD remake of the game, but said it would talk more about that at a later date.

Twilight Princess was originally released back in 2006, for both the GameCube and the newly-released Wii. Technically, the Wii version of the game was already a pseudo "HD-remake" of the GameCube version, but the graphics were almost identical. The story follows Link as he is pulled into the realm of Twilight, and transformed into a wolf, with only the mysterious creature Midna as his guide.

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I'd love to be Nintendo, make a game that lasts 20 years ... just alter it slightly, add a plastic toy here and there and the money keeps on rolling in.

I'm just jelly. Hope the fans enjoy it but it amazes me that nintendo get away with it but COD doesn't.

Huh, so there is actually a chance of Zelda U waiting until the NX instead of coming out next year. I didn't want to believe it, but with TP coming out in march, it's hard to believe we would get another, new installment during the same year.

The photos are low rez so I can't really see good, but it doesn't seem like a big improvement over the GC version which is sad. I really like the design of Link there and not being high quality even 2 generations later is quite depresing. Step it up Nintendo.
That being said, I completely forgot about the direct.
I will wait for it to end and rewatch the whole thing.

omega 616:
I'd love to be Nintendo, make a game that lasts 20 years ... just alter it slightly, add a plastic toy here and there and the money keeps on rolling in.

I'm just jelly. Hope the fans enjoy it but it amazes me that nintendo get away with it but COD doesn't.

Zelda games come out like once or twice per generations and each game is quite different from each other. That's why they "gets away" with it while Activsion doesn't.

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The most needlessly edgy Zelda game. Whee.

I wish I could just buy the amiibo without buying the game. I love Midna, and Twilight Princess is actually my favourite Zelda game; but the thing is I've totally and completely played it to death. I'm done with it. It's complete. I don't want to go back if I'm frank.

I'm just really happy it's the Gamecube version being updated. The traditional controls are the way to go with Twilight Princess, and Zelda games in general.

Ugh dammit, well I hope they made it look better since i have really wanted to play through it again and Nintendo games dont come out on pc.

I was hoping they give this game the Morrowind Graphical Overhaul treatement (Not to that extreme but still)

So it will be a full HD update, not a Wii port like the Metroid Trilogy and Mario Galaxy 2. Though even as a Zelda fan, I think we got enough Zeldas (especially remakes) out for Nintendo's current systems. (Can't say I won't grab this, though.)

Hero of Lime:
I'm just really happy it's the Gamecube version being updated. The traditional controls are the way to go with Twilight Princess, and Zelda games in general.

The 'cube version is definitely the way to go. I've fully played the Wii version twice and there were always points where it didn't read my gestures or lagged enough for Link to get a wallop, instead of give one. The Wii's basic motion controls didn't add anything to the game, besides the better aiming with the infrared pointer.

Now anyone who missed the GC version when it came out can enjoy real controls without spending $80 for a used copy.

Hero of Lime:
I'm just really happy it's the Gamecube version being updated. The traditional controls are the way to go with Twilight Princess, and Zelda games in general.

Now if only they do that with Skyward Sword...

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I liked Ocarina of Time 3DS and, Wind Waker HD. I didn't like Majora's Mask 3D but I didn't like the source game either...this is something I'm really looking forward to though! Granted, it makes me recent re-play of Twilight Princess seem kinda like a bad idea on my part...oh well. I can wait until March to get back into Twilight Princess. I like how Nintendo specifically stated Zelda U would be on the Wii U but we'll probably get real info on it (like its subtitle) when we get some concrete info the NX...whatever that's going to be...I like that Wolf Amiibo too! It seems a lot less arbitrary than the freaking Golden Mega Man...which I also need...please help me.

Again? Seriously. This game came out on the gamecube and the wii. This is three generations with the same game.

Fine by me; unlike Wind Waker and Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess doesn't have any flaws that need to be ironed out in the re-release. It's by far my favorite Zelda, with insanely complex dungeons and the greatest final boss fight in the history of the series. Looking forward to it.

Aiddon:
Fine by me; unlike Wind Waker and Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess doesn't have any flaws that need to be ironed out in the re-release. It's by far my favorite Zelda, with insanely complex dungeons and the greatest final boss fight in the history of the series. Looking forward to it.

As much as I absolutely adore Twilight Princess, it has a few things that could use a change.

-A hard mode is a must, the combat is way too easy.

-Getting Epona's call much sooner would be nicer. The horse call grass in Hyrule field is spaced out really far apart. Access to Epona at all times is important considering how huge the field is.

-Quicker ways to get through the opening sequences. A "played this before? Go ahead and skip the tutorials option" would be fantastic.

-A way to change the from day to night. Collecting all the Poe souls is a very annoying proposition when you can't make it nighttime on a whim.

-Making the quests to get to the City in the Sky a bit more fun. It's the only part of the game that feels like useless padding.

If they do all of this, and I'll be really happy. Anything else fixed, or improved, would just be extra for me.

Those screens aren't from the HD version, right? Because that hardly looks touched up at all.

Anyway, I guess now at least Nintendo can say they had a couple of Zelda games on the Wii-U before they axed it.

crimson5pheonix:
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The most needlessly edgy Zelda game. Whee.

Except it isn't needlessly edgy :P

Don't compare this game to the kind of "edgy" stuff Batman thinks of.

Ooccoo amiibo pls nintendo

Twilight Princess is my faves Zelda game. I just hope this amiibo is more on the lines of "lost city of Atlantis" side of available to get at less than double its sale price, as opposed to "Holy grail coated in the Colonel's 13 herbs and Spices"

Casual Shinji:
Those screens aren't from the HD version, right? Because that hardly looks touched up at all.
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My thoughts exactly. There was a pretty big difference in the remakes for Windwaker Ocarina and Majora's mask.

I didn't get a chance to play Twilight Princess, so I'll probably pick it up. Hopefully sans amiibo, though. I can do without it.

Samtemdo8:

crimson5pheonix:
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The most needlessly edgy Zelda game. Whee.

Except it isn't needlessly edgy :P

Don't compare this game to the kind of "edgy" stuff Batman thinks of.

It really is, it's Crawling in my Skin edgy.

Samtemdo8:

Except it isn't needlessly edgy :P

Don't compare this game to the kind of "edgy" stuff Batman thinks of.

Yeah, TP is moody and somber, but not "edgy." Maybe I could take people's complaints of "edgy" if they didn't use strawman examples to back up their arguments.

crimson5pheonix:

Samtemdo8:

crimson5pheonix:
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The most needlessly edgy Zelda game. Whee.

Except it isn't needlessly edgy :P

Don't compare this game to the kind of "edgy" stuff Batman thinks of.

It really is, it's Crawling in my Skin edgy.

Yeah the cute little kids you meet in Ordon Village certainly made this game edgy. And don't forget the dancing Gorons in Kakariko Village.

You want Edgy stuff go read fanfiction :P

Just wish it was getting a PC release.

I mean, I have a Wii U... but those graphics already look dated. But I'm sure I'll buy it, because it was the last Zelda game that I really loved. It honestly felt like Nintendo was ready to mature the franchise. They listened to fans who complained about going from Ocarina of Time where we get an adult Link, then complained that Wind Waker's Link was a kid again.

It really felt like people who grew up with Nintendo games were seeing Nintendo finally grow up.

Then they go back to all the kiddy cartoony stuff.

 

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