Prerelease:The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
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This page details prerelease information and/or media for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
- 1 Development Timeline
- 2 2000
- 3 2001
- 4 2002
- 5 Stuff to Add
- xxx - Development begins. (?)
- August 22 - A Zelda tech demo is shown at Spaceworld 2000.
- August 22 - The first footage of The Wind Waker is unveiled at Spaceworld 2001.
- May 15 - The game's US release date is delayed to February 2003.
- May 21 - A playable demo is unveiled to the press at E3 2002.
- October 15 - The official Japanese title is revealed to be Kaze no Takuto.
- October 18 - The E3 2002 demo is made available to the public at Nintendo's Cube Club event.
- November 6 - Nintendo begins a teaser campaign for the game.
- November 22 - Japanese box art for the game, as well as its preorder bonus, is revealed.
- December 2 - The official English title is revealed to be The Wind Waker.
- December 4 - The game's US release date is pushed back to March 24, 2003.
- December 13 - The Wind Waker is released in Japan.
- March 24 - The Wind Waker is released in North America.
- May 2 - The Wind Waker is released in Europe.
- May 7 - The Wind Waker is released in Australia.
- The Ultimate GameCube Preview Guide - IGN
- E3: Miyamoto Says New Mario and Zelda Cube at Space World - IGN
- Spaceworld: Mario and Zelda Sequels Shown at Spaceworld - IGN
- Spaceworld 2001: Miyamoto Explains Zelda Redesign Decision - IGN
- Spaceworld 2001: First-Ever Video and Screens: Zelda and Mario - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 1: The Shock - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 2: Reader Backlash - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 3: The Best Dungeon - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 4: Cancelled Games - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 5: The Trailer - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 6: Dissecting Zelda GC - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 9: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 10: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 11: Link: The Faces of Evil - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 12: Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 14: BS Zelda - IGN
- What's New in Hyrule? - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 15: Zelda Game & Watch - IGN
- Nintendo Roundtable - IGN
- Animal Forest for US, Zelda News and More - IGN
- E3 2002: Link Sails - IGN
- Zelda News Bit - IGN
- E3 2002: A Taste of Nintendo to Come - IGN
- Playable Demo Report - Gamespy
- E3 2002: Miyamoto Plays Zelda - IGN
- E3 2002: Zelda Officially Delayed - IGN
- E3 2002: Direct Feed Zelda Footage - IGN
- E3 2002: Zelda GameCube Movies! - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 18: Playing Wind Waker - IGN
- E3 2002: 20 New Zelda Videos - IGN
- E3 2002: New Zelda Screens! - IGN
- E3 2002: Legend of Zelda - IGN
- Nintendo: E3 Booth Report - IGN
- E3 2002: Zelda GameCube-to-GBA Link Revealed - IGN
- E3 2002: 18 New Zelda Movies - IGN
- Legend of Zelda - IGN
- Cubism, Volume 10 - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 20: Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 21: Soul Calibur II - IGN
- Cubism, Volume 11 - IGN
- Legend of Zelda Movies - IGN
- Top 10 GameCube Most Wanted - IGN
- Official Legend of Zelda GCN Title - IGN
- More Zelda Direct Feed - IGN
- Cube Club LA: New Zelda Videos - IGN
- Legend of Zelda Hi-Res - IGN
- Zelda Japanese Box Art - IGN
- Zelda Teasing Begins - IGN
- Zelda: New Items Unveiled - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 23: Inside Wind Waker - IGN
- Revealing New Zelda Screens - IGN
- Hyrule Times Vol. 24: Wind Waker Hype - IGN
- More Zelda for Japan - IGN
- Zelda Gets Official Name - IGN
- Miyamoto and Aonuma on Zelda - IGN
- Zelda Gets US Release Date - IGN
- [ xxx] - IGN
Stuff to Add
- All IGN TWW Articles - IGN
- Archived TWW Coverage & Resources I - GameSpy
- Archived TWW Coverage & Resources II - GameSpy
- Archived TWW Coverage & Resources III - GameSpy
- A Chat with Eiji Aonuma - GameSpy
- The Armchair Empire - Shigeru Miyamoto Tele-conference / Interview:GG8 November 12th 2000 - Zelda Dungeon Wiki / nsidr / The Making of the Game: Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask
- Translated Staff Interviews - GlitterBerri.com
- Iwata Asks: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - Nintendo.com
- Interview Repository - ZeldaLegends.net
- Archived 2002 Zelda Fansite - Planet Nintendo
- Preview & Controls - Planet Nintendo
- Interview with Miyamoto (FR) - Jeux-France
- Concept Art - GlitterBerri.com
- In-Progress TWW Image Gallery - GlitterBerri.com
- Aug. 2002 Screenshots - GameSpy
- Sep. 2002 Screenshots - GameSpy
- Dec. 2002 Screenshots - GameSpy
- Various Screenshots - Planet Nintendo
- Various Screenshots - Jeux-France
- Use this link for filenames, as image links are broken.
- Huge Screenshot Repository - GameKult