Recently, Nintendo released its first HD remake for Wii U: The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker, the classic game originally released on GameCube. Apparently, the company is planning to bring more upgraded/HD ports to the system.
A recent rumor suggests that Nintendo may be preparing a “reUmagined” series of games for Wii U, beginning with seven classic titles that the company published during the Nintendo 64 days.
Details about the new “reUmagined” line:
– Short development time that allows these “big classic” titles to fill the gap in between Nintendo’s original Wii U software.
– Less resources involved: Less to fund and fewer people involved means more resources to original titles in development.
– Cheap price: eShop only for $30 per title. Reduces risk at retail.
– Same treatment as Wind Waker remake: Wind Waker approach taken in terms of visual upgrades, but “reUmagined” titles will also benefit from added content.
According to Paul Gale Network, Super Mario 64 will be the first game to be released under this new line. The source released only one title, but gave clues to the other 6:
– Super Mario 64
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These are the changes made in Super Mario 64 reUmagined:
– The classic Super Mario 64 in its entirety is being repainted and brought into HD.
– Two players can control Mario and Luigi, simultaneously.
– Option A gives player one, GamePad control and player two, any other controller option. The camera will follow the brothers as they move throughout the stage, but should they split apart too far, the GamePad user’s Lakitu (camera operator) will only follow that user on the controller’s screen, while the second player’s Lakitu will follow that character on the TV.
– Option B allows two GamePads to be used at once. If the brothers are nearby, the camera will remain the same on both GamePads and TV. If the brothers separate, each player will have his or her own unique camera view on their GamePad, until coming back together. While apart, however, the TV screen can be switched to be mimicking either player one or player two or be a top down perspective, map.
– Online cooperative/counter-cooperative gameplay is present.
– Race to Star, Coin Collector, and other similar modes have been added in to enhance re-playability.
In a recent Super Mario 3D World Q/A session, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about the possibility of more HD remakes like Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario Galaxy:
“As for remaking previous games in HD, that’s certainly possible, but currently, most of our devs are working on making new stuff. And we certainly like to have people working on new stuff like that. HD remakes might, however, be a good project for a development partner of ours. So that’s something I hope we have the opportunity to introduce in the future. But the main thing that’s always going to be on our minds is: ‘What new elements of gameplay can we use with the GamePad, as applied to some of these older games?’ We want to find some way to bring a fresh new experience to this, rather than simply update the visuals and leave it at that.”
Thanks, Paul Gale Network