It took Nintendo 6 months to remaster Wind Waker in HD

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Wind Waker HD was just released for Nintendo Wii U. It was originally announced in a Nintendo Direct earlier this year. It had a pretty short time frame from announcement to release; people expected it to be in development for a longer while. It seems like the game apparently took only 6 months to get a HD remaster. Seems pretty short, right?

Wind Waker HD is a pretty good remaster. Not only it is in full glorious 1080p, Nintendo also re-worked on the graphics and added some new additions to the main game. For a 6 months development time, this does look a pretty damn good effort on Nintendo’s behalf.

In an interview to 4Gamer, Zelda series Producer Eiji Aonuma dropped this news that Zelda Wind Waker HD was in development for just 6 months.

4Gamer: Does that mean the development time was not so long?

Aonuma: It took about 6 months. Development was still difficult. You had to consider the difference in hardware at the time. Additionally there is a technique known as toon shading, which gives the game a very animated look. At that time, the technique was established, but had not be used before by our staff, everyone had to do everything by hand.

Even if it is just a HD remaster, this is pretty damn impressive.

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below.

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Khurram Imtiaz

A Geek and Gamer, who loves JRPGs and VITA. Follow him on Twitter and Google+

  • Art Lumidraco

    “takes 6 months of development”
    “its not a port…”

  • maxleresistant

    I have a problem with a remake that took 6 months to made but is sold at almost full price. Should have been 30 bucks, I love Nintendo but they are way too greedy

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    This is why Nintendo’s awesome. Zelda Wii U is gonna put Nintendo back on top! this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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