If you’re anything like me, you’ve been praying that The Wind Waker HD would have Pro Controller support pretty much ever since it was announced, and thankfully, Nintendo is happy to oblige. Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will allow players to use the Wii U Pro Controller in place of the Wii U GamePad if they so desire. While this will mean the loss of the convenient features afforded by the GamePad’s touch screen, I’m sure I’m not alone in being happy about this report.
In the same report, Nintendo also revealed just how much space The Wind Waker HD will take up if you download it onto your console rather than buying retail, and that number is 2.6GB. That probably doesn’t seem like much to you for an open world adventure game, but keep in mind that this is a remake, not a full-fledged original Wii U title, so the fairly small size isn’t that surprising.
Nintendo also confirmed that The Wind Waker HD will the support Linear PCM 5.1ch surround sound, and they reconfirmed that the game will run in crisp 1080p resolution.
Just in case you forgot, The Wind Waker HD will be launching in North America sometime in October and on October 4th in Europe, preceded by its September 26th release date in Japan.