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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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Development Timeline

  • 1999
    • xxx - Development begins. (?)
  • 2000
    • August 22 - A Zelda tech demo is shown at Spaceworld 2000.
  • 2001
    • August 22 - The first footage of The Wind Waker is unveiled at Spaceworld 2001.
  • 2002
    • 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.
  • 2003
    • 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.

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The select screen used for the demo shown at E3 2002 early playable demo.
Early beta pause menu screen

Zelda Wind Waker E3 2002 Beta Demo: Boss Battle Demo

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