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3:00 PM on 10.06.2013

This Wind Waker cosplay will blow you away

Ahoy ye scurvy dogs! Have I got a special treat for you this week. To commemorate this weekend's retail launch of the phenomenal The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, I bring to you an exclusive Tetra and Medli cosplay...

Wesley Ruscher

11:30 PM on 09.27.2013

The Resident Evil GameCube remake didn't do that well

Speaking with IGN, The Evil Within director Shinji Mikami spoke about the survival horror genre and took a look back at the Resident Evil series. As it turns out, the poor sales of the amazing Resident Evil GameCube remake is...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD photo
Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
by Jim Sterling

[Note: Join us Thursday @ 2pm PST for a live video + chat discussion about this review.]

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is easily my favorite Zelda game in the series -- a not altogether uncommon opinion, now that many years have passed and most people grew the Hell up over the "kiddie" visuals. One of the most original, charming, and funny entries in the series, The Wind Waker was different enough to truly stand out, but smartly retained everything that makes a Zelda game what it is. 

Given its remarkable art style, not to mention the inherent timelessness of cel-shaded graphics, the decision to remaster the game for a high definition console seems like a no-brainer. It makes total sense to see Zelda's answer to Waterworld grace the Wii U as its very first official HD remaster. 

Oh, and in case you were wondering, it's still a lovely little game. 

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Here's what the Wii U Wind Waker HD bundle looks like photo
Here's what the Wii U Wind Waker HD bundle looks like
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

This past week Destructoid was the first to bring you news on an upcoming Wii U bundle that would be bundled with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Today Nintendo released a new trailer for the upcoming game showing off Hero Mode, but then quickly pulled the video down. Why? Because the special edition Wii U bundle was featured in the video before it's been officially announced by Nintendo. Oops!

The video was caught by NeoGAF user D-e-f, and has since been reuploaded for all to see. It will probably be pulled again, so here's a screencap showing off the Wii U featuring special Zelda-themed artwork like the Triforce.

No further details were revealed in the trailer, such as price or release date. We expect this bundle to be out this Octoer with the release of the game, and that the bundle will go for $349.99.

(Via NeoGAF)

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11:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Wind Waker HD's Hero Mode, fixed Triforce hunt, and more

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD won't arrive in the States and Europe until October -- along with a new Wii U bundle to boot -- but we have yet to learn all of what has been updated since its former life on the GameCub...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 08.04.2013

Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!?

The common refrain these days is that Nintendo doesn't know how to market the Wii U. But I know the creativity is still there, waiting to be tapped. Case in point... The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming? arrives just in...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 07.29.2013

Is Eternal Darkness coming to the Wii U eShop?

Precursor Games, a.k.a. the ghost of Silicon Knights, is still trying to get Shadow of the Eternals off the ground, hoping to attract Kickstarter backers with the promise of David Hayter's gravelly pipes. However you feel tow...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 07.29.2013

Spacious Anxious sounds like Metroid boss music

Musician sleepytimejesse has graced the Dtoid front page before. Last year, he directed I Miss You - EarthBound 2012, in which various artists used the sound library from EarthBound to produce an entirely new score. He later ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 07.17.2013

This is the ultimate collection of Zelda strategy guides

Well look at what just popped up over on Amazon! The Legend of Zelda Box Set is a collection of Prima strategy guides that includes six hardcover books for Ocarina of Time 3D, Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, The Wind Waker,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 06.05.2013

Neat adapter allows GameCube controller use on the Wii U

If you're a fan of the GameCube controller and lament the lack of love on the Wii U, it appears as if this adapter is your answer. It appears as if this unofficial piece of hardware will allow you to utilize compatibility opt...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 04.16.2013

18 different gaming consoles combined into one system

Modder Bacteria spent over three years and over $1,000 to merge 18 different consoles into one giant box. It contains circuitry from 15 different systems, works with one master controller, a single power supply, and a single...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Tales producer comments on Symphonia's success, Wii U photo
Tales producer comments on Symphonia's success, Wii U
by Keith Swiader

During Namco Bandai Games' Manhattan press conference last week, where they showed off the likes of Armored Core: Verdict Day and Dark Souls II, I had the chance to sit at a round-table with Tales series producer Hideo Baba.

Baba, showing off the upcoming Tales of Xillia, said in passing that GameCube's Tales of Symphonia was the most successful Tales game in the West. Naturally, I asked why he felt that particular game resonated so well with western gamers, and asked what his thoughts were on the Wii U.

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3:15 PM on 03.07.2013

F-Zero GX for GameCube has the arcade version in it too

Remember F-Zero GX for the GameCube? Fun game, and as it turns out, it's been hiding the arcade version in it this whole time. F-Zero AX was developed at the same time as GX, and both versions are essentially the same. Arcad...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Destructoid's dream list of Wii U remakes
by Tony Ponce

Oh Nintendo. Now you've done it.

In announcing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Reborn, a hi-res upgrade of the classic GameCube adventure, Nintendo has set a precedent for Wii U remakes. The gloves are off and everything is on the table. Go, go, go!

The 360 and PS3 have welcomed HD remasters to their libraries, while the Wii offered the New Play Control! series, updating GC faves with welcome Wii Remote improvements. The Wind Waker Reborn looks to be a mash-up of both styles -- the extra gloss of higher-end hardware married with new possibilities thanks to a unique control scheme. Makes you wonder how well other titles would fare with a fresh coat of paint, doesn't it?

A few Destructoid editors have thought hard about which GameCube games would best make use of the Wii U hardware and explained our picks below. I think we made some damn fine choices.

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Watch five classic Nintendo system launch clips photo
Watch five classic Nintendo system launch clips
by Allistair Pinsof

Today, Nintendo launches the first next-gen system or last current-gen system, depending how you look at it. Things always appear different in retrospect, which is perfectly illustrated in these bizarre, ancient clips of Nintendo's past system launches. There is something about a Nintendo home console launch that makes fans go crazy and the media go even crazier, as a result. 

Don't believe me? Take a look.

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9:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Mario goes electro with a Mario RPG mini remix album

Whoa, now! We've got a live one! Let me introduce you to Doni, a Canadian electronica producer who has given his own spin to several game soundtracks, from Streets of Rage 2 to Katamari Damacy. Do visit his site to check out ...

Tony Ponce