Two Legend of Zelda games are in development for Wii U, Nintendo has revealed.

Wind Waker HD will be a complete remake of the Gamecube adventure, complete with new visuals and changes that “tune up the  overall game experience”, according to series director Eiji Aonuma.

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Above: First look at the remake of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on Wii  U

it will also be playable entirely on the GamePad and will offer  MiiVerse support.

Also confirmed was a brand new Zelda title  that will “rethink the conventions of Zelda“, especially that dungeons  should be played in a certain order, and that you should play by yourself,  hinting at a more open, co-operative experience.

The projects were announced in a special Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct conference earlier today (January 23).

It also confirmed that a new Mario Kart and 3D Super Mario game would be playable at the E3 gaming expo in June.

Elsewhere, Virtual  Console has been dated for this spring, but kicks off today with Balloon  Fight for the promotional price of 30p.

Also announced was a Yoshi  Wii U adventure, a Xenoblade  Chronicles sequel, a Wii  Party sequel, new trailers for Bayonetta  2 and The Wonderful 101 and a Shin-Megami  Tensei X Fire Emblem crossover game.

Both the Wii U firmware and Miiverse will also receive a number of updates in the coming months.