Sep 11th, 2013


It looks like Wind Waker HD might not be the only Zelda title we see getting the HD treatment. In a recent interview with Polygon, series producer Eiji Aonuma stated that both Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were experimented with in terms of HD, but the team ultimately settled on Wind Waker HD because of its already stylized appearance. Now it looks like the other two could be revisted in the future:

“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. But maybe it will happen if someone else does it.”

This is interesting, as it would be the third time Twilight Princess would be released and Skyward Sword is barely two years old itself. What do you think of this news?

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  • I’d love Twilight Princess in HD. And Skyward Sword I suppose, but since the main hook of that was the wiimote plus, I think TP would would work better simply from the gamepad angle.

    • Nintedward

      Twilight princess is full of great patterns and particle effects that would excell in HD, Like those found on the portals!

    • CEObrainz

      Perhaps they should do that “new play control” thing and bundle the games together. Then they could use it as a pre-order bonus for Zelda Wii U.

    • DWraySweZ

      Personally I am a huge fan of the motion control mechanics of skyward sword and quite honestly disappointed it isnt at least a control option in all future knstallments of 3d zelda games

      • Pikachief

        Yes! Why isn’t it optional for wind waker HD?? 🙁

        • DWraySweZ

          Yes, while exploration was light, just the fact u got to cut it up was enthralling enough to make it stand out from ocarina of time, just imagine if the map wasnt so hubbly but more open. Oh yeah, id be living the zelda dream.

        • Merrfn

          Is WWHD out yet? I will have to go buy it from gamestop if it is…

      • ScrewAttack

        Yeah, the swordplay really made the game for me. Fighting Ghirahim, heck fighting regular moblins, was interesting and enjoyable. There were not enough Stalfos knights in the game for my liking.

    • Pikachief

      As much as I dont like Twilight Princess I do think it is in most need of a graphical upgrade because it seems to have aged the worst.

      Even when I try not to say anything bad about the game I still do 🙁 lol

    • TULFich

      I actually like better the motion controls. An HD ver. of TP besides Graphics, needs, a damn whole IA overhaul, bosses are so fricking easy, and if overhauled add a hero mode then that would make it the most epic Zelda adventure. and make a bit less stiff some animations. For Skyward sword: a move and swing programing like in TP, a far more populated Skyloft,and more minigames.

      • I loved the motion control, but I’m just saying it’d be odd with the gpad

    • Merrfn

      Twilight princess would be amazing.

  • AlexFirth91

    Can’t complain about that.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    Personally, i wouldnt mind much if they did an extra dungeon and a boss and maybe more sidequests, and they dont look bad at all, as they already do,

  • Nintedward

    They would both look stunning with a bit of work in native 1080p like WWHD. The art style of skyward sword is probably my all time favorite prettiest game, I just LOVE the watercolor stuff!

    Skyward sword looks on par with a 360 game albeit with a low resolution. Now if that game was in Native 1080p and given some new lighting, textures etc it would be one of the best looking games EVER.

    • Shota

      super mario galaxy 2 had really great graphics even though it was 480p.

      • Metroid 33slayer

        But in 1080p on the dolphin emulator it went from a decent looking wii game to looking like a decent looking xb360 game.

        • Shota

          you know i dont play emulator. especially ds and gc/wii. playing on tv with my OWN games instead of downloaded.

    • Majora’s Mask

      I can agree the game is gorgeous but seeing a release of that game again just seems kinda cheap of nintendo when the game is still being sold , also i dont believe ss needs a remake now i have enough of ss for about five years since i finished it

      • Nintedward

        I would like a Wiiu version of Xenoblade chronicles ! Imagine that.

        • Majora’s Mask


  • AAAkabob

    I say after ALTTP 2 put all resources on the original Wii U Zelda.

  • Marcus Navarro

    If TP and SS are a 1-disk(or 1-download) deal, then I’m sold. Playing TP on the gamepad would be awesome, but there’s something I’ve got to give credit to Nintendo for- the Wii controls. They were fluid and nicely done. I didn’t feel like I was controlling a sword with a flail. Since the controls is where the magic from those games came from, there’s another Zelda HD remaster that I’d love to see:

    MAJORA’S MASK, YOU FOOLS!!! Make it happen!

  • Doctors Tardis

    I’d love to see it. Put a second party studio on it like you did with OOT 3D.

  • starwars360

    Yes man!!! Bring it on!!! Nintendo yes please, yeah just do it when Wii U sales better!!! 🙂

  • Shota

    THIS IS GOOD NEWS. twilight princess in hd? please make it happen.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    ALTTP or nothing!!!! that is by far THE BEST ZELDA GAME EVER CREATED!!!! But I’d rather have an original Wii U Zelda first….i want them to make the Wii U sweat when the games running!!!! Bring out the power!!!!

    • Shota

      yeah bring the new Zelda U. then Twilight princess hd!

      • RyuNoHadouken

        nooooooooooooooo, A Link to the Past!!!!

        • Shota

          twilight princess is best zelda game for me!
          The darkest of them all.

          • Marcus Navarro

            You’ve obviously never played Majora’s Mask.

    • Fred

      But adding HD to A link to the past doesn’t really do anything for it does it? I’m perfectly happy playing that one on Virtual Console.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        im not talking about an HD remake…im talking a real remake…update everything and make it look modern!!!!

    • Pikachief

      A Link Between Worlds. Its half remake, half new game. We get to see what the game would look like with new enhanced visuals, while getting a new game at the same time. I agree its the best zelda and one of the best games ever.

      • Mochlum

        The only thing the same about LBW is the overworld and some of the items. The plot and dungeons are gonna be completely different. In reality, it is more of a “very direct sequel” then a half-remake.

  • Petri

    I want.
    I completely skipped Wii, and thats the only regret I have from last gen.
    I know I could still get those games, but I’m going to stick with native Wii U games, because of time constraints.

    • Playstation One U

      Get the game while its still cheap. I got twilight princess for 20$. After they get discontinued, these games prices will go up, so you should get them now.

      • Petri

        I know.
        But I have barely time to play Wii U games.
        Wii library is huge, I could never gather even the most essential games,
        so I think I will just wait and see.
        Maybe I get to play them in a future as HD remakes or VC titles.

    • Merrfn

      I skipped the Wii also! With this “drought” of games I am playing the good Wii games that came out! Oh how I love you backwards compatibility!

      • Petri

        I wish I had more time for games…
        But as of now, I’m actually behind on Wii U games…
        I don’t even remember on the spot all the games I have for Wii U.

        • Merrfn

          I have all the time in the world! I have been sick for 11 months! Being sick means I can’t go to school, but have plenty of time to game!

          Still I would prefer to be fit and healthy again 😛

          • Petri

            I got a wife and a child, wanna switch?

          • Merrfn

            I am too young for that responsibility! Do you need them both back healthy/alive, or can I just leave them in a room with the TV on for a couple of weeks?

  • Super Buu

    Here’s the plan. Nintendo makes the next Zelda then remasters either Skyward Sword or Twilight Princess while making a deal with From Software to make a Zelda game as hard as Dark Souls.

    • Merrfn

      Clever thinking!

  • Aleks

    I really liked the Twilight Princess and would def pick it up, Skyward Sword though was my least liked Zelda title. Its the only one I never finished. Hate to say it, but repetitiveness within the game- not the series- bored me a bit too much. One out of the two for me!

    • 00EpicGamer00

      You and me both.

  • Shota

    or better yet, Zelda: HD Collection

    • Ace

      That would be the best option! OOT HD, MM HD, TP HD, SS HD…my head might explode!

      • Laud

        That… will never happen I’m sorry. 😛

        Just makes more sense to sell each one individually for more money.

        • the cost is to high

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I’m sure selling them individually is the idea. Lol. I think both being remade in HD is certainly possible.

          • Merrfn

            I am sure at the end of all the HD remakes there will be a “limited edition collectors box set” of some description.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I can see that happening.

          • Merrfn

            And it will be the price of a Wii U xD

      • Scott Duperree

        That seems like a ton of work, and way too early for SS to be part of that, of course we would love it, I don’t know if I would have time to play it, but would love it.

        I have been thinking for a while they should remake Super Mario All Stars in HD with the NSMBU engine and throw in an HD version of Super Mario 64 along with it and put a full price tag on that. That I would buy.

        • Pikachief

          I’d personally much rather have HD hand drawn sprites ala Super Street Fighter 2: Hyper Turbo Remix HD (lol) than go with the NSMB 3D models :/ it would just feel like im playing classic mario based maps in New Super Mario bros if they modeled the game after that.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I agree – I’d prefer a hand-drawn 2D mario game (preferably in the same style as Warioland: Shake it) over the New Super Mario bros. style anyday.

            If they would make such a remake – they should just make 10 buck ‘Classic mario’ DLC packs for NSMBU…

      • Ernie Sanguyo

        If they ever do that then Wii U wiil definately boost for sure. There’s tons of zelda fans so they won’t ignore the HD for sure.

      • NintendoNoob

        I’d be willing to pay $150-$200 for that

    • TULFich

      DAMN, that would be far more than EPIC!!

    • Cutcopy

      an interesting idea but I don’t think it would be worth the investment for Nintendo. They would have to overhaul Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask completely to get them up to an HD Wii U standard. Twilight Princess would be nice. I would love a Skyward Sword HD (think of the colorsssssssssss). But I do think it would be too soon. And would kinda just give more fodder to people who say Nintendo should have gone higher definition with the Wii in the first place.

      • Shota

        “Nintendo should have gone higher definition with the Wii in the first place” i know right. i really wanted wii to be hd console. I think it was iwata decision that wii doenst have to be powerful cause of the new play control. Even so that doesnt make sense at all.

    • Merrfn

      I would prefer the “B” Zelda team to work on that whilst the “A” team work on Zelda U.

    • Jack5221

      Oh my god that would be amazing… an HD remake of every single Zelda game – minus WW. *nerdgasm*

      • Andrew Chambers

        Or just throw WW on the disc.

  • david jarman

    • david jarman

      Why is this thing so glitchy? It doubled posted and there was down vote automatically right when it just post!

      • jay

        the downvote automatically isn’t a glitch…… It’s caused by various members who have a habit of doing it on impulse.

        • Merrfn

          Or somebody who dislikes 2 pictures taking space on the page.

          • david jarman

            Yeah, but it posted with the down vote.

            Not post and then there was a down vote.

            I’ve had discuss post my comment a day later.

          • Merrfn

            It doesn’t really matter. One downvote isn’t the end of the world, however I find it very embarrassing when I post 2 pictures that I can’t remove, when it was out of my control in the first place.

      • Merrfn

        I double posted some meme on IGN and got 44 down votes instantly. I got 1 up vote.

  • Googs

    It only seems fair for them to remake 2 games that where released at the end of a console cycle. (TP arguably was released at the beginning of the wii cycle though)

    • Guest

      Not arguably, it WAS released at the beginning of the wii.

      • Marcel Pérez

        And the end of the gamecube

  • Interloper

    Playing through Skyward Sword right now and I think the graphics are amazing for the system it’s on; I don’t see it selling as well as Wind Waker because it’s not hard to get a copy. A collection would be nice, though. Maybe it’s cause I love the 16-bit era but I don’t see any reason on creating an HD remake of ALTTP.

  • Agent721

    Who wouldn’t want this?!

    • Merrfn

      People who already have the game on the Wii 😛

  • x-pander

    shut up and take my money!

  • Jack5221

    Would LOVE to see Twilight Princess HD. TP is hands down the greatest Zelda game of all time.

    • Pikachief

      Or the worst! Depending on who you ask!! Like if you asked me! Lol i’d say it was close, not counting CD-i. Opinions! D:

      • RockieOllie

        CD-i Legend of Zelda HD with Miiverse support!
        Make it happen!

        • Shota

          You must Die! That scene in full hd 60fps!

          • RockieOllie

            Squad-a-lah guy confirmed for brawl!

        • Levi Johansen

          I’d buy it! 😀

    • Steve

      I disagree. I found it quite tedious, primarily because the story does not really pick up until midway through the game.

    • SeroReviews

      Not the gratest. Ocarina of Time is the greatest game of all time! And of course the best Zelda.

      But TP is pretty close

      • Merrfn

        Hmm shall I join this debate of the best Zelda game? Links awakening is the best Zelda game in the history of gaming >:)

        • Arthur Jarret

          Sorry, but obviously the GBA remake of a link to the past is the best zelda game ever made.

          Not only did it include the most robust single player adventure and hardest puzzles to date – it also included a large, very enjoyable multiplayer mode.
          The only other zelda game to include true multiplayer (not counting ‘assisting’ as multiplayer) had very limited single player appeal.

          Wait, scratch that… obviously the best zelda game ever made is: Tingle Rosy Rupee Land.
          Don’t judge it for it’s main character – but play it and you’ll know why.

        • zelda223

          skyward sword is the most colorful

        • Shigeru Miyamoto

          Link’s Awakening DX is the greatest Zelda game i’ve ever played. … and i’ve played them all. it’s also my first.

          • Merrfn

            No, no, no. Links awakening is the best Zelda game in the history of gaming >:3

      • zelda223

        majoras mask is better than oot

    • Rich Garriques


      • Merrfn

        Well that is a pointless waste of money. Just “donate” your spare one to me…

    • Marcell Wade

      I played the hell out of Twilight, Iove that game, but best of all time is a bit much sir, it’s actually missing some polish hear and their In my opinion, it’s an amazing game but doesn’t get my vote for best of all time.

    • zelda223

      skyward sword is better dork

  • blindtiger

    ocarina master quest hd please oh please oh please!

  • mralloverit

    Not a bad idea to remake Twilight Princess, but if we’re talking remakes for classic Zelda titles, How bout this: Completely rebuild Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask from the ground up using the Twilight Princess art style in full HD. These are arguably the greatest games ever made and a lot of people I know would love to see these awesome games in high definition. I also believe that the darker art style of Twilight Princess would make these already great games even better.

    • jay

      in 2005 I suggested Ocarina of Time be remade on Nintendo’s console after the Wii. My logic told me the console AFTER Wii would be HD, have high quality surround and would be graphically superior to the 360.

      People disagreed and argued that Zelda does not need graphics any better than Twilight Princess. I’d shut their mouth quick by comparing Zelda to Fable and Elder Scrolls on the 360.

      Years past and to my disappointment OoT was remade for the 3DS. In my opinion a very lackluster remake considering the 3DS being just a little better and bigger(memory) than the N64.

      Here’s the problem. Since that remake is still so fresh on a handheld, don’t hold your breath on seeing the most critically acclaimed game in history to be remade in HD anytime soon. A lost opportunity for Wii U.

      Re-read the headline of this article…..

      • CyanideInsanity

        The 3ds has nearly the same power as a gamecube for a handheld. Unless you’re talking about the remake being bigger than the original game.

        • jay

          But not nearly the power of justice the Wii U could have done.

          Plus I mentioned it being a little better than N64. Which is closer to a Gamecube.

  • I think these games would look great with the HD treatment but seeing as I have them both for Wii and they are playable natively on my Wii U I would have to think twice about buying them again. I purchased Wind Waker because it is a great game and it is not playable natively off the system so I think maybe Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask would be better titles to get the HD treatment.

    • Fred

      I can’t imagine them doing either. They just did Ocarina of Time 3D and so they already have all the tools and have a head start to do Majora’s Mask 3D. My guess is if they re-do Majora’s Mask they do it in 3D cause of that head start. However I’d love to see 4 swords adventures re-done using the gamepad and up to 3 3DS systems instead of GBAs

  • Metroid 33slayer

    Skyward sword needs a makeover badly, that beautiful artstyle was ruined by blurred textures, jagged edges and an awful resolution. In particular that impressionist effect used to blend the distant backgrounds just doesn’t work on wii but on dolphin in 1080p it looks amazing.

    • Fred

      I agree, Skyward Sword was the reason I finally broke down and bought component cables for my wii.

    • audi lover

      Looked a lot better with a component cable in action

      • Metroid 33slayer

        I’ve used component on wii for years. It helps a little but not enough. Skyward sword in native 1080p with better lighting, souped up textures like WWhd and a few more polygons in the enviroments would look spectacular.

  • Derp

    any girls wanna wii u chat? my ID is WiiUchat17. 😉

    • Merrfn

      You are the definition of a nerdy pedophile.

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    OMG!!! TWILIGHT PRINCESS!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Fred

      If I want to play twlight princess on my wii U I’ll go buy the disc new for $20. I don’t want to pay $50 for it

      • ZeldaFanzzzz

        I would pay 50$ for a HD remake, With twiligh princess wonderful art style+HD=must buy for me.

  • Fred

    Do Four Swords Adventures HD. It could either be the first game that uses 2 Gamepads or it could use wifi to connect to 3DS. My wife and I loved playing that one on Gamecube/GBA

  • Marqués De Rancho Infierno

    I´d preffer Majora´s Mask Even Ocarine Of Time in HD 😀

  • Brandon Betlej

    They shouldn’t of done OOT in 3D and made it in HD for the wii u.. Although it does look really good in 3D, ive already played that version 3 times and all this talk about Zelda makes me want to start a new file. Buuut I really do wish it was on the wii u instead of the 3DS

    • Andreas Sunde

      3DS Player for Wii U with upscaling to HD? Yes please!

      I don’t think it’s possible to upscale 3DS games to HD, but still… *-*

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Wheres my Majora’s Mask!!!!!!!

    • Fred

      It’ll probably come on 3DS at some point. Considering they already developed the tools to do it when they did Ocarina of Time 3D it makes more financial sense to do it on the 3DS.

      • ZELDUCK

        good thinking!!!, i’d love to play TP and SS on my 3DS

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    As long as it doesn’t mean less people working on some real new Zeldas 😀

  • Majora’s Mask


  • i think this will be the last Nintendo home console before they combine the hand-held with the home console, So they will launch all this games.

  • Stoenk

    They could release some kind of patch that scales the wii games up. There’s really no need the rerelease them entirely

    • Merrfn

      Well there is money. Thats a reason.

      • Stoenk

        There’s no need for the consumer

        • Merrfn

          But there is money. I understand your super duper consumerism thinking, but thats like asking why the consumer can’t buy games for free.

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    Although i would like an HD remake of these games I do not think it will happen. Of course he said he can’t say its a 0% chance because nothing is impossible. But I just think it will be very unlikely. Those games are too fresh from the Wii Generation.

  • mojack411

    “now I need to work on the next installation in the series”
    I have no qualms with this.

  • Victor O

    Nintendo: less retreads on old history, more investing in new games.

  • Yobrolo

    Plz Nintendo make 2 new Zelda games fore wii U !

    • Merrfn

      I wan’t a Zelda U! I think it will be coming soon!

  • Lil J Moore

    I need to change my pants

    • Merrfn


  • Mason742

    make it like the zelda hd demo, and i’ll re-buy for maximum of $39.99..

  • Christopher Acuna

    As long as it doesn’t cut into the NEW Zelda titles time. 🙂

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    twilight princess HD remake with hard mode and one to one controls = instant buy

    • Metroid 33slayer

      Won’t happen because they would need to redesign every enemy character’s movements and combat stratergy to mak one to one work.

      • Geoffrey Tasker

        i didn’t ask for a combat system change just 1 to one on link, and any did change it would just be Dark nut and gannon not many fights in that game actually involved opponent sword play

  • Jon

    honestly, I’d rather them make new Zelda HD games then spend even more time on remaking them. I don’t mind the occasional remake but… if it is all they do, I will be disappointing.

    • Sdudyoy

      That’s why he said “but right now I need to work on the next installation in the series”, and besides if they could get a second team for remaking old games it wouldn’t be so bad.

      • Jon

        I would still rather them not making remakes unless it is a special thing. Instead of making a second team (or splitting a team in two) use more people to make an epic Zelda adventure

        • Sdudyoy

          Yeah, I can agree with you and besides I still own all the old Zelda games so I have no reason to buy remakes and I know there are other people like me also.

    • Merrfn

      I think they are remaking the previous Zelda games in HD so the Zelda development team can get familiar with making games in HD.

  • Pikachief

    “Aonuma says a graphical upgrade can be done to any console zelda except Majora’s Mask” is more like it. A Link between worlds, Ocarina of Time 3D, Wind Waker HD, and now possibly Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess? They might as well make the 1st 2 games into 1 HD 3-D (rather than overhead / sidescrolling) game with optional Skyward Sword controls.

    Wait, I’d actually love that if done right.

    • ICHI

      They should do Link to the Past with wind waker esque visuals (from this update) and have skyward sword controls. That would be the dream!

    • Marcel Pérez

      you are asking for waaaaay too much regarding the first 2 games from a techinical standpoint.

      Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess would be simple just like WWHD: lighting, lens flare, textures and voila

      • Yoshiwhirlwind

        In terms of Wind Waker HD Nintendo also adjusted gameplay controls, animations, and added new audio. They don’t skimp on updates as seen in Ocarina of Time and Starfox.

  • Sdudyoy

    If they were to remake any game in the Zelda franchise I could see them doing Majoras mask, but I don’t see why they would remake Skyward sword when it was the latest Zelda game, if they remake any they should do Majoras mask or Twilight princess (My favorite game!), but really they should wait a couple of years to make the next remake or they could get a special team for remaking old Nintendo games.

    • Merrfn

      In theory, all Wii U owners could play Skyward sword right now. I see no benefit other than for the development team to get used to HD.

  • Sam


  • Albert Lucero Jr

    Twilight Princess would look amazing on HD! One thing that annoys me is Ocarina of Time a console game made for a hand held system and now people mentioning Majora’s Mask being made for the 3DS. These games were console games and should be remade as console games first. The 3DS already got Ocarina of Time so please Nintendo give the Wii U a completely redone Majora’s Mask in HD!

    • ICHI

      I preferred Majoras Mask over OoT so would jump at a re-release of this, even if it’s just the bloody Virtual Console version which I’m still baffled as to why there are no N64 games and barely any classics. I need my NeoGeo and PC Engine fix!!!!!!!

  • Arthur Jarret

    Urgh, no… They’re fine as it is and playable on the wii u already. Why bother?

    Majora’s mask should get a full retail remake treatment – and link’s awakening and the oracle games should get a HD remake (no gameplay, graphics only) by wayforward…

    Rising star games should do a remake of Link’s adventure.

    But why bother with TP and Skyward sword? They look fine as is – are still in stores today and can run on the wii u!

    • Merrfn

      I do find it a tad ironic. “Graphics don’t matter yew sony and microshaft graphic whores!”
      *Zelda HD remakes announced*
      “Ermagawd think of all the little particles and glossy finsih it wud hav! omg MUM MUM THEY ARE GOIN TO BE IN HD!”

      On a serious note, I strongly believe it is to help the Zelda team to make the transition into HD. These remakes will be “test runs” if you will. Personally I have no problem with that, however a Zelda U game would be nice…

      • Arthur Jarret

        Test runs, sure… but these test runs do take the time of their development teams – I think that time would be better spent on making new games.

        If they needed a test run in making an HD zelda game, I’d rather see them making a new 2.5D four swords title – a game that would be much simpler to build than the ‘true’ next zelda game, while also allowing for HD experience AND unique gamepad usage.

        • Merrfn

          I think that they are making a Zelda U game, but get into deep waters and can’t find there feet. Then the “B” team works on a HD remake, whilst the “A” team grinds it out.

          A new Zelda game would be phenomenally huge for the Wii U! Units would be flying off the shelves!

          • Arthur Jarret

            They should really fire their B team and only keep their A, AA and AAA teams…

          • Merrfn

            Then go hard out on the Zelda U development! Get that game on the shelves!

          • Arthur Jarret

            It’s rumored to be the biggest Zelda ever, with just kokiri forest’s dungeon being bigger than OoT’s entire hyrule field.

            They art style would be completely different than the E3 demo and more similar to Skyward sword’s artstyle.

            The game’s various ideas are even said to have influenced the Wii U gamepad’s design and features… so it should be very good.


            My body has already been ready for a long time for it…

  • SleepySkullhead

    HD Twilight Princess would be cool

  • ICHI

    Skyward Sword would be brilliant in HD and I think benefit more than Twilight Princess. I feel this way as Twilight Princess has more large open areas which would appear a lot more soulless if they just up-scaled it without adding in a lot more wildlife or plants to fill up the game world. Skyward Sword being mainly set in smaller areas abandoned thousands of years prior, wouldn’t matter so much if they handled the re-skins as well has they have for Wind Waker. Ninty could make it have more of a Shadow of the Colossus (only man on the earth) kind of feel if done right. Not saying I want Zelda to ape SOTC but just some of the feel is kind of there in Skyward Sword anyway but it’s scope was often let down by the limitations of the Wii’s hardware. It really is currently my favourite Zelda game.

  • Leo

    Why they hate Majoras Mask so much? 🙁

  • Steve

    I’d like a Zelda Wii U original first.

    • Merrfn

      Same. I think we will get a release date in 2014.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Good, I’d love to see more old Zelda games in HD but please do some new ones before you announce more remakes we’ve had enough for now. I’d love to see SS and particularly TP in HD but they’re both fairly recent and we don’t want you to milk the franchise. Next time you do a remake (after new Zelda Wii U) I’d rather it be Majora’s mask, it hasn’t had a remake yet and it deserves one!

  • Merrfn

    Interesting, but I would prefer a Zelda U game…

  • SonicLucario

    This is AWESOME! if TP was remade in HD it would be amazing

    • Merrfn

      It would, but is it really needed?

  • Guest

    I’d would love it if the HD re-releases included an optional more advanced Wii Remote and Nunchuk control scheme and optional digital button configuration for Skyward Sword, plus some extra content maybe?

    • Merrfn

      That would be good. I don’t see the need in a purely graphical upgrade.

  • Zelly Jeffers

    Aaaaaand I just peed a little.

    Yes, please!


    i want nintendo to bring TP and SS to the 3DS like they did with OOT.

    • Merrfn

      I would prefer for it to come to Wii U, and eventually on 3DS. That or they knock ’em both off at the same time.

  • Tom Greene

    I want Majoras Mask for my 3ds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Green Hylian

    I currently have both, so I better see some major changes if I were to even think about it.

    • Merrfn

      Same. Just making it look pretty won’t cut it for me.

  • Carlos

    Do the same with the metroid series…

    • Wren Justin Umlauf

      Id like to see a whole new Metroid in HD. It would be pretty awesome if they remade one of the old Metroids in a 2.5D graphic style tho

  • Madmagican

    C’mon, all we want is Majora’s Mask in HD

    • Merrfn

      Majoras mask would be so awesome! More of a point than skywardsword! The game literally every Wii U owner can play, if they have the game.

  • Guest

    Eh, I’d rather not. I have a lot of games I want to play as it is to worry about playing nicer looking older games.

  • Denvy

    Eh, would rather not see this this trend. I have plenty of games I want to play as it is. Don’t have a desire to purchase old games I already own for HD visuals.

  • CaesarGood

    When was the second time, Twilight Princess was released? I do not remember. Was it apart of some kind of special package deal or something?

    • 00EpicGamer00

      It was released on the GameCube first, then Nintendo later released it for the Wii.

      • Zeldatrek

        In my part of the world it released with Wii at launch and GC in December.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I’m not saying you’re lying, but that doesn’t make any sense to me. I just don’t see the logical sense in that. That’s like releasing a game on the GameCube, then on the N64…makes no sense.

          • Zeldatrek

            TP was delayed to the late part of GC life. So NOA decided to have it come out on Wii first so people would adopt the new console with the strange gimmick. ie being motion controls. But still released it for GC as promised for those who were still unsure bout the Wii or preferred the standard controller to Wiimote. I might add that tactic worked on me. If it wasn’t late in the GC’s life say like Pikman2 I would agree with you. If Myimoto had not determined that SS was to be played with Wii Motion Plus the same tactic could have delayed SS release date for Wii U as well instead of WWHD.

    • Guest

      I’m pretty sure Ashley was talking about the GameCube release and the Wii release.

  • companyoflosers

    TP would be my favorite game to see an hd remake of. at the time it was made TP was supposed to be THE realistic and dark zelda game, have them HD-ify that for next gen and you would pretty much have what they showed off as the wii u tech demo from a while back with the giant spider. that to me would be a brilliant move to make and honestly I think it would be much better than the wind waker HD remake. it would correct the muddy looking textures and just make the game gorgeous. people would REALLY be able to appreciate what nintendo was trying to get across to begin with in that game. it just a shame they couldnt get that across the first time.

  • Alvaro Castañeda

    I love Twilight Princess! Is one of my favorite games of Zelda, but someone should tell Nintendo that Ocarina of Time in HD would really bring excitement to all Zelda fans!!! would really love to see that happen!!

  • Grulnork

    Yes I would like that. I do hope for some major texture updates for TP then though.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Twilight Princess, YES! Skyward Sword, NO!

  • Jake

    No. How many more remakes do we need. I have already enjoy those games. I don’t want to buy it again. I lov them but there have been so many and want 100% focus on new Zelda’s. maybe the next zelda could be that art style but no remakes please

  • Linskarmo

    I was actually hoping that those two games would be secretly added into WW HD, but that was just a bit of imagination on my part and totally ridiculous.

    I would like those games remade, but I would like a new Zelda even more. If someone else did the remakes maybe we could get both! 😀

  • Mochlum

    Or, you know, they could make new games.

    • Chris Heskin

      he said he was focusing on a new installment…

      • Mochlum

        I’m just saying, two Zelda remakes on two different consoles is good. No need to make anymore.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    An HD update of Skyward Sword and TP would be welcomed for sure. I don’t know many that would object to it.

    • Merrfn

      The fact it works perfectly fine on everybody’s Wii U?

      • oontz

        Ummmm, wii games look fugly on my home theatre set up. Real fugly.

        • Merrfn

          It does on everybody’s Wii xD

          It really doesn’t matter.

  • Jonathan George Anaya

    Why didn’t Nintendo release them in HD the first time? If the Wii could…. Oh wait, scratch that… Nintendo discovered High Definition in 2012…

  • only god can judge me

    Twilight princess in my eyes is the best zelda games that I have ever played and a hd remake for the wii u would be a dream come true.

  • Merrfn

    I feel as though these remakes are teaching the Zelda team make a transition to HD, so that the new Zelda U game will be stellar.

  • Skunk

    I’d love to see TP HD, but I probably wouldn’t even buy SS HD. Twilight Princess was a beautiful game without HD, I couldn’t imagine it in HD.

  • shaun

    TP would be great in HD but can we also get Voice Acting? like Metroid? where everyone else talks but Link???

  • JustAGuest

    I don’t feel that Skyward needs an HD release, it looks beautiful already.
    But then again I also thought Wind Waker didn’t either.

    • Merrfn

      Skywardsword works on the Wii U. I see no need for a remake. Wind Waker made sense, as the the game does not function on Wii U, but Wii U is backwards compatible with the Wii and Skywardsword was made for Wii so there is no point.

  • Nicolas Eddowes

    I was thinking about both Twilight Princess + Skyward Sword on one disc package for $50

    • Merrfn

      That would be nice. I won’t buy them both if they each cost $50…

  • Kyle

    Skyward Sword HD *-* best console Zelda game ever imo

    • oontz

      I have a very strong feeling this is what the next Zelda Wiiu title will look like.

  • Akatosh

    Well, it sounds very unlikely from the way he phrased that.

  • CiiDub

    I’ve been thinking of picking these up used, since I didn’t have a wii and missed them. But to the point, isn’t Skyward Sword heavily reliant on the motion controller. That seems like a lot of work on the controls in order to make it work with the gamepad.

  • Maraccuda

    I really disapprove of ‘HD remakes’. I am ok with Wind Waker because it is far older than TP or SS, but to me ‘HD remakes’ are just lazy and greedy, especially for games that are not even that old.
    I would much rather an entirely new Zelda, or time spent on creating other new games.
    Just upload TP and SS to the eshop.

  • Mitch Hall

    This would be cool sometime down the road, but for now, I’d rather they focus on making the new Zelda the best game it can be.

    • Merrfn

      I think that is partially the point of these HD remakes. To get the Zelda team used to HD so they can make the Zelda U game the best it can be.

  • Ryan House

    I would be completely happy with Twilight Princess in HD as long as it used the Pro controller and or gamepad and not the wii remote. Most people prefer the Gamecube version over the Wii version.

  • Ryan House

    I hope the next Zelda doesn’t have the stupid shield system of Skyward Sword. I hate the fact that all shields break and that the shield link has been known for since Ocarina of time is incredibly hard to get.

  • Einar

    Oh my god. I’m already dying for the Twilight Princess one.

  • Gabrielsen

    Make a remake of Twilight but not Skyward. Twilight was ment to look realistic while the cell shade on Skyward is just perfect for a low resolution console. If they could make twilight like the WIi U demo thingy I would be pleased.

  • Kev

    Twilight Princess in HD would look amazing. (See zelda tech demo 2011)

  • Sol Ridgeway

    Honestly, they could just HD old great games on the WiiU and it would sell like crazy. I would buy it for just that. LoZ: OoT, Mario 64, SMB 3, F-Zero, Star Fox, Metroid. Just take the entire Nintendo Classics Collection and make them HD. Get the parents to buy the system for themselves. Think about how well Res. Evil 1 sold when it was remastered for the GC.

    Then, they could just rename this thing. Nintendo HD. They don’t need to get creative with it either, just HD it; they ruined Mario Tennis and Strikers by adding crap.

  • Aleks

    Im in the same boat of wishful thinking, but the story title seems a bit over-reaching.

  • oontz

    Maybe choose a title that ISN’T zelda? Maybe Mario 64 HD?

  • Carlos

    Well if in 2014 3rd party supporters sail of….we got a lot options even if they are HD remakes, would be nice a new metroid or perhaps a metroid anthology remake with Full HD, all the Zeldas in HD and many other titles F-Zero, Starfox,etc…

    I believe that Nintendo can anchieve sucess without 3rd party support. (once again;)

  • Xera22xc

    Or better yet… release a new zelda game instead of frigging remakes!

  • Dan

    That would just be silly since both original release Wii versions of these games are playable on the Wii U. That being said, I would love for a chance to play these games without motion controls.

  • springer85

    Seriously Nintendo are a joke and are running out of fresh ideas fast!!!
    2014 the end of the Gimmick U!!

    • Jimmy D. Fugate

      And how many fucking godawful HD remakes did the PS3 have? Put a cock in it, mate.

    • Metroid 33slayer

      It gives the fans a chance to play their favourite games in hd 1080p and not that blurry jaggy mess on wii. Can’t see what’s so amusing to be honest, I think you start every post with LMFAO! I think you’re the big joke by devoting your time to being a bitter troll.

  • jrob23

    I’m just now playing TP and it is pretty bad ass. I wasn’t that fond of the game until I shed that b.s. wolf body but from that point on I am hooked. This is my first Zelda game since the very first ‘The Legend of Zelda’ ha ha. It’s already pretty but I imagine HD would look great. A remake for TP would be similar to Halo CE Anniversary Edition in that simply upgrading graphics is all that is needed.
    Question for people. Is it just me or is it almost impossible to NOT use cheats/walkthroughs to get through Zelda games lol? I mean, TP got me stuck several times!!

    • 00EpicGamer00

      I’ve beaten Twilight Princess many times, and I can say that there are some parts that you’ll HAVE to look up. With some of the things, it’d be impossible to clear them without looking it up.

      Are you stuck now in the game? If so, where? I might be able to help you…depending on what it is.

      • jrob23

        Not stuck now but it’s true that after you think you’ve completed sections if you read a walkthrough you’ll find that you missed things. For instance. I am in the first dungeon and after you get the boomerang you can blow out the four posts with fire on top which reveals something. I will have to go do that when I play again.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Oh, okay. Good luck on trying to find everything xD

          But just remember, if you’re ever stuck, come find me. I might be able to help you out.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    I LIKE THIS if Eiji Aonuma want it it is possble it wil be comming

  • devmiles

    let them effin hurry with a new zelda instead. you can do hd remakes to the side but not make it a main focus or make it groundbreaking news. the majority of the older players already played every zelda so we are waiting for something worthwhile buying a wii-u. also instead of speculating just say the word.. we are going to to hd remakes of certain zelda games, al that speculating is bringing nintendo nowhere, shit is going too slow already

    • Metroid 33slayer

      Did you even read what he said? Eiji said they could happen if somebody else did it meaning not the main zelda team.

  • Marty Bushway

    I would love to play Zelda: TP HD with Wii Motion Plus and Wii U Gamepad control

  • zelda223

    twilight princess hd would look like the tech demo. sick

  • brian murphy

    id be happy with them for sure hope they give you other controller options cause i hate using the wii controller to swing the sword and move the whole game it would make those games alot more fun for me to play

  • Richard Collard

    SS and MM in HD would be more than enough reasons for me to get a Wii U.

    I would love to see MM like this! (This was fan-made)

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    I want Majoras Mask 2 and can anyone tell me what ever happened to WARIO??? why is he only in warioware games? remember Wario Land? Wario World? … amazing games!!!!! i think Wario Land Shake it sucks. the art is pretty good but thats it. it sucks. i want WORIO WORLD 2

  • Aleks