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Zelda HD Experience

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Zelda HD Experience
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A screen shot from Zelda HD Experience.
Developer(s): Nintendo
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
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Zelda HD Experience is a cinematic technical demo for the Wii U based on The Legend of Zelda series, shown off at E3 2011. The demo was based upon the visual style of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and, according to the developers, was primarily created to showcase the Wii U's graphical capabilities and a potential control scheme.

After the demo was shown off, the team experimented by applying the same upscaling to the graphics of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, leading to the decision to create a full high-definition remaster of the game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.


The demo is mostly a video of Link confronting a giant spider monster inside of a temple chamber. The Wii U GamePad displays the HUD and a map of the area, and by tapping an icon on the GamePad the player can swap between the default setting or showing the game on the GamePad screen and the HUD on the television screen. By tapping another icon, the player can adjust the lighting between daytime and nighttime. Finally, the left control stick can be used to adjust the camera, while the third icon can be used to change the camera angle.

Technical details

Technical Details
Input / compatible controllers

Wii U GamePad


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