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Nintendo's creative developers are hard at work on the next new installment of The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U, but it will be quite some time before the company is ready to show it off.  To make up for the gap in new Hyrule adventures, Wii U players will instead be treated to a remastered high definition version of one of the best Zelda titles that many people skipped.  The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is headed to the Wii U this fall with updated visuals, game design enhancements, Miiverse functionality, and off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad.  Here's a clip from this morning's announcement that explains where Zelda goes from here:

If you missed out on Wind Waker the last time around when it was released in 2003 for the GameCube, then I highly recommend that you seek it out for the Wii U later this year.  It's definitely worth exploring, and while the original version wasn't perfect (there are some notable signs that development was rushed in places), it stands out ahead of games like Twilight Princess and Majora's Mask.  Who knows?  Perhaps part of the design tweaking process involves cleaning up those rushed elements.  I haven't played the game since it was first released (it's tied to too many painful memories to revisit), but I might have to make myself replay it if the Wii U update shines as brightly as I imagine it will.