Wind Waker HD is 1080p, has new ‘Tingle Bottle’ features

Tingle rises again

Nintendo’s upcoming HD remake of the once controversial Gamecube title The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is getting some new features, most of which remain a mystery. It looks like you can sail a bit faster, which is nice, but what I’m really hoping for is the bomb dungeon that was cut from the original release. We’ll have to wait and see on that.

The one new feature that Nintendo was willing to tout is a new Tingle focused item called the “Tingle Bottle”. The gamepad can be used to create Miiverse posts. Put the post in the bottle, throw it in the ocean, and it will show up randomly in another person’s game. Bottle’s will show up in your game as well. You can stuff in-game screenshots in bottles too.

Not exactly steaming hot news, but pretty cool. For you first timers, is Wind Waker HD looking good to you? For you Wind Waker veterans, does this re-release look worth double dipping on?

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes