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Nintendo E3 2013: No new dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
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June 14, 2013, 00:56:24
And as for those unused Wind Waker dungeons that we would all love to get our hands on? Apparently... we already have? Eurogamer had a chance to speak with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD producer Eiji Aonuma, and this came out:

"Quite honestly, those dungeons we removed we used in other games, so we can't use them in this version!"

When Eurogamer asked if he could tell them which ones:

"I can't!"

I wouldn't expect too much new content either:

"I've received many questions about additional content beyond what was in the GameCube version of the game, but our desire is to stay true of the story that was in the original. If we add dungeons then that will affect other parts of the GameCube version, which we really want to stay true to.

"If it felt like there were maybe too few dungeons then I feel that what was wrong with the GameCube version was the pacing. It was thrown off because it took longer to get to certain dungeons. There was a waiting period, and then when you arrived there the experience maybe didn't feel as big, as you'd waited so long to get there. We're tuning the game to alleviate all that. The pacing should feel appropriate to the overall experience this time... We need to tighten those [gaps] and make the overall experience and story feel tighter."

So it sounds like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be a relatively straight-forward port of the Gamecube original, with HD graphics and some tweaking being the main changes. What do you think Negative World, is this enough?

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will release in October of 2013.

SOURCE: Eurogamer Eiji Aonuma interview

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Posted: 06/14/13, 00:56:24  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:08:30    
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I do recall hearing before that the dungeons were used in Twilight Princess. I'm not really surprised there's nothing new here, I certainly wasn't expecting anything.

And it's probably for the best, Nintendo should be using their resources for new games anyway,

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:59:28

This is going to be a digital release right? Might grab it when it goes on sale. But for the first time since (ironically enough) the original Wind Waker release, I won't be Day 1'ing a Zelda game.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:04:17
Doesn't alter my fall purchase plans one bit! *thumbs up*

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:04:54
Man Link's face in the image fits so well here, ha ha.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:06:51
This doesn't surprise me. It makes sense that the dungeons would be reused in future Zelda games. This also doesn't make me feel like purchasing it any more; I have no desire to rebuy a game I don't care much for in the first place.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:07:30
My kids will still love this. This is one of the best animated movies come to life video games has ever seen, and it is still a beautiful piece of art.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:09:10
I am not deterred from getting it day 1. Love the game and the music. I will enjoy this one when it hits.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 01:46:10
Weak. No sale. I really don't have a desire to go through Wind Waker again quite right now and an HD makeover isn't enough to change that. Besides, ALBW will be out. That's all the Zelda I need.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 02:37:43
Did they hint at price? I really hope they don't charge full price. I think $40 is a good number, I can even do $50.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 02:40:09
Slightly disappointing but not surprising.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 02:49:49
Is that why TP had so many dungeons?

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 02:58:38
Still a mediocre game, confirmed!

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 03:02:10
Wind Waker is the best Zelda IMO, I will definitely get this someday, but it's not worth the price of a Wii U.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 03:22:18

Is that the only game you're interested in from the upcoming lineup? Nothing else persuades you?

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 03:25:34
Figures, but still a little disappointing. Obviously they went into Twilight Princess, don't know why he just doesn't say it. Used the same engine, same system, so I highly doubt those dungeons went anywhere else. WHICH dungeons they were would be interesting to know, probably have to play through Twilight Princess and see what it could be but it's not worth the hassle.

Wind Waker was the last memorable Zelda game, IMO, so I'll get it. Hopefully it's not full price, but this is the one series where I take the abuse and keep asking for more so it's honestly not going to affect me.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 03:54:40
Nintendo remakes the game that they've said for years had missing dungeons and now say that the dungeons were used in other games so they won't include any new dungeons in the game? This is XBOX One levels of stupid.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 03:59:51
Lame, but oh well. Still getting it. Still will have fun with it.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 04:01:45
I'm not surprised one bit.

Streamlining the sailing sounds great though. I may pick this up waaaaay down the line if it supports Gamepad-only play. Trish wants to play it but gets motion sickness from the Cube version on the television.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 04:07:37
@ploot Gamepad only play is confirmed.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 04:09:57
Nah there's a bunch of stuff I'm interested in like 3D Land 2 and DKCR, just not that one Galaxy/Metroid-Prime-quality title that I simply have to play.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 04:37:52
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