Eiji Aonuma, the director of The Legend of Zelda series:


  When we were thinking about the new Zelda for Wii U, which is something we’re actually working on, we needed to experiment with a variety of graphic styles and it was part of that process we took some existing Zelda games and made them HD just to see what would happen. In doing so we realized that the Wind Waker graphic style, the art style, really represented well on the Wii U given the graphic capabilities of the new system. It really brought that world to life.


The games they specifically experimented with were Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. But considering the recency of those games, Wind Waker was surely the right decision.

Eiji Aonuma, the director of The Legend of Zelda series:

When we were thinking about the new Zelda for Wii U, which is something we’re actually working on, we needed to experiment with a variety of graphic styles and it was part of that process we took some existing Zelda games and made them HD just to see what would happen. In doing so we realized that the Wind Waker graphic style, the art style, really represented well on the Wii U given the graphic capabilities of the new system. It really brought that world to life.

The games they specifically experimented with were Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. But considering the recency of those games, Wind Waker was surely the right decision.

There’s a new patch for Splinter Cell Blacklist on the Wii U. These are the relevant patch notes:

GENERAL

Fix timer and progress bar for Daily Challenges
Fix misc. issues with Gone Dark challenges
Fix misc. issues with guards shooting sticky camera and not engaging search behavior 
SINGLE PLAYER

Fix Nouri not following Sam in rare conditions in Private Estate mission 
CO-OP

Fix animation glitch when sliding down a ladder and immediately throwing a grenade
Fix mission preview image not updating when cycling through different missions in the settings 
SPIES VS MERCS

Extraction: Fix Intel stuck on weapon when a client is dropping it twice in a row
Extraction: Fix potential exploit where an ammo box placed in front of the Intel drop crate would allow to skip the “securing the intel” animation
Fix not being able to invite more people to Private Match after playing a match in a mode where the maximum number of players is lower than the maximum number of players for the new mode
Fix Drone Hunter points not awarded when blowing up the drone with certain gadgets
Fix waypoint staying red when Pandora settings are ON and a hacker has been killed
Fix accessing an empty menu when trying to view the Customization Screen or match Settings right when the countdown reaches 0
Fix general host migration issues
Fix rare cases of Spies falling out of maps
Fix spawning with no weapon and unable to shoot when pushing the stick forward during the character selection screen until the match starts

There’s a new patch for Splinter Cell Blacklist on the Wii U. These are the relevant patch notes:

GENERAL

  • Fix timer and progress bar for Daily Challenges
  • Fix misc. issues with Gone Dark challenges
  • Fix misc. issues with guards shooting sticky camera and not engaging search behavior

SINGLE PLAYER

  • Fix Nouri not following Sam in rare conditions in Private Estate mission

CO-OP

  • Fix animation glitch when sliding down a ladder and immediately throwing a grenade
  • Fix mission preview image not updating when cycling through different missions in the settings

SPIES VS MERCS

  • Extraction: Fix Intel stuck on weapon when a client is dropping it twice in a row
  • Extraction: Fix potential exploit where an ammo box placed in front of the Intel drop crate would allow to skip the “securing the intel” animation
  • Fix not being able to invite more people to Private Match after playing a match in a mode where the maximum number of players is lower than the maximum number of players for the new mode
  • Fix Drone Hunter points not awarded when blowing up the drone with certain gadgets
  • Fix waypoint staying red when Pandora settings are ON and a hacker has been killed
  • Fix accessing an empty menu when trying to view the Customization Screen or match Settings right when the countdown reaches 0
  • Fix general host migration issues
  • Fix rare cases of Spies falling out of maps
  • Fix spawning with no weapon and unable to shoot when pushing the stick forward during the character selection screen until the match starts