The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2002 video game

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, known in Japan as Zelda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takt (ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト, Zeruda no Densetsu Kaze no Takuto, which translates into "The Legend of Zelda: Baton of Wind") is the tenth game in The Legend of Zelda group of games. It was made for the Nintendo GameCube and was sold in stores in the year 2002 in Japan and the year 2003 in America. The game takes place on a big ocean with a few small islands that the player can sail to on a boat. The game is similar to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game is the first Cel-shaded Legend of Zelda game, which means the game looks like a cartoon. The game's story takes place hundreds of years after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in the adult timeline, as opposed to Twilight Princess which takes place in the child timeline and the story also continues with the wind wakers sequels, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, both released for the Nintendo DS in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Developer(s)Nintendo EAD
Director(s)Eiji Aonuma Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Shigeru Miyamoto Edit this on Wikidata
Designer(s)Eiji Aonuma (director)
Shigeru Miyamoto (producer)
Yoshiyuki Oyama (character designer)
Composer(s)Tōru Minegishi Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesThe Legend of Zelda
Platform(s)Nintendo GameCube, Wii U
ReleaseNintendo GameCube:
Wii U:
Mode(s)Single-player, two player multiplayer

A 20-minute demo was available in The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition.

On January 23, 2013, Nintendo announced a high definition remake of the game for the Wii U called The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It was released in North America on September 20, 2013,[1] in Japan on September 26, 2013,[2] in Europe on October 4, 2013,[3] and in Australia on October 5, 2013.[4] It includes an updated art style and Miiverse support.


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  2. "Earnings Release for the Three-Month Period Ended June 2013" (PDF). Nintendo Co.
  3. Phillips, Tom (2013-08-28). "Nintendo names Zelda: The Wind Waker HD release date • News • Wii U •".
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