Nintendo Discusses How Wind Waker 2 Became Twilight Princess

Before the likes of Midna and Wolf Link were even ideas, Nintendo had planned on following The Wind Waker up with a direct sequel. Even as late as GDC 2004 — just a few months before Twilight Princess’s famous E3 2004 reveal trailer — Wind Waker 2 was still planned as the next major Zelda installment.

Although the Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts art book won’t release stateside until Feb. 21, it’s been available in Japan as Hyrule Graphics for several months. Thanks to the folks over at Nintendo Everything, the section regarding Wind Waker 2’s short-lived development has been translated. Head past the jump to read the full details from artist Satoru Takizawa.

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Four New Zelda Amiibo Announced

Long time no see! Understandably, there’s been a bit of a lull in Zelda news since this year’s overwhelming E3. That silence ends today, though.

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Reggie himself made a handful of Zelda announcements. Perhaps the most surprising was the unveiling of four new amiibo, all of which will be compatible with Breath of the Wild: eight-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, and special Wind Waker variants of Toon Link and Zelda.

Check out the announcement after the jump, and let us know which amiibo you’re most excited about in the comments below!

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Wind Waker’s Koroks Appear in Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s first live stream of Breath of the Wild provided Zelda lore buffs with a fair share of head-scratching material. Perhaps chief among them is the resurgence of the Koroks from The Wind Waker.

Although we’ve yet to hear a confirmation from Nintendo, the little forest spirit’s presence suggests that this game takes place in the Adult Timeline. This is definitely Hyrule, though, given the appearance of the Master Sword. Could the Great Sea have been drained? How did the Master Sword end up out of Ganondorf’s head and into its pedestal? Fingers crossed, we’ll hear more about the game’s place in the timeline before the end of the week.

Hyrule Warriors Legends’ Master Wind Waker Pack Now Available

Hyrule Warriors Legends’ Master Wind Waker Pack launched on the 3DS eShop today for $0.99. The first of four DLC expansions planned for the game, the pack includes 16 My Fairy costume pieces, a Wind Waker-themed Adventure Mode map and a new adventure battle scenario. Although the expansion itself is available only in Legends, a free update brings Medli to the playable roster of both versions.

Do you plan to buy this first round of DLC? Have you tried out Medli yet? If so, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!


Hyrule Warriors Legends’ Master Wind Waker Pack to Release on May 19 in Europe

Hyrule Warriors Legends’ first round of DLC kicks off next week. According to Nintendo of Europe’s Twitter account, the Master Wind Waker pack will launch in Europe on May 19. Although its U.S. release has not yet been confirmed, I assume the pack will release either on the same day or shortly after its European launch. S’pose we’ll find out soon enough.

In any case, Koei Tecmo just released a trailer that showcases the pack’s additions. From costumes to a new adventure mode map, there’s quite a bit to look forward to for only $0.99. On top of that, a free update will launch alongside the pack and add Wind Waker’s Medli to the playable roster.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

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