Wind Waker HD SELFIE

IGN recently asked Aonuma, “What’s the deal with selfies in The Wind Waker HD?” The answer may be more simple than you think.

Turns out, Aonuma is fond of taking his own selfies! He said:

“I think it’s just the fact that lots of people take selfies. Even I do it myself sometimes. It’s become such a normal thing. It just seemed like it would be weird to not have that in the game, now that it’s such a normal part of our culture, and we have this game with a camera in it.”

However, it still took some convincing to get the feature into the game. Aonuma explained:

“I went to the director and said, ‘Hey, put in this ability to take selfies.’ The first thing he said, actually, was, ‘I can’t do it. It’s too hard.’ We went back and forth about three times, and each time he said, ‘No, I can’t do it, it’s too hard.’”

 Luckily, Aonuma’s persistence paid off.

“The third time I went and asked him about it, he said, ‘Okay, it’s in the game.’ It was just in there. He did it. But I think… That’s a big part of the fun that’s become a part of the game now. It’s just something that we had to have in the game.”

Do you like the new camera features in The Wind Waker HD? Also, if you’re a fan of taking selfies in both your real life and in the game, feel free to let us know in the comments!

Source: IGN
Via: Nintendo Everything
  • Devin K.

    That photo is taken by YouTube user CosmoSpeedruns (@cosmowright on Twitter). Taken during one of his live streams shortly after WWHD released.

  • Parker G.

    haha yeah i just saw it and was like hey it's Cosmo's morph army!

  • nasanerd09

    I'm not a fan of taking selfies in real life, but I have had waaaaaaay too much fun taking them in the game. And experimenting with the different emotions in different situations. My sister keeps getting on my case about stopping to take selfies so often haha.

  • Can't say I take much selfies myself in real life, but in the game it's just a fun feature, I guess it's fun because I never seen such feature in a game before.
    Really makes you think how much fun a tiny new thing can give us gamers 😀

  • Baker1000

    I've rarely take selfies of myself, and I certainly don't post them online. I love being able to take them in WWHD though, it can be used to make so many humorous situations. I hope it's in the next Zelda too. It's basically the perfect fit for Miiverse.

  • ‘Okay, it’s in the game.’ It was just in there. He did it.

    That makes me laugh so much. The guy must have been like "He's going to ask again. I guess I just have to do it. You and your damn selfies, Aonuma… god…" Hahaha.

  • RPH1

    I have taken 2 selfies in real life and didn't send them to anyone. I have taken a lot more in Z-WW HD. I've used it to ask questions, to make jokes, and get figurines made. That's right, you can get good ratings on selfies with others in the background and give them to the Nintendo Gallery guy. I didn't think I would use the Miiverse, but I have used it 100s of times.

  • SkywardStriker

    I can't believe that anyone would argue with Mr. Aonuma at all.

  • Mickii

    Can't say I'm a big fan of taking selfies in real life, I just don't like taking pictures of myself. In the game, however, it's like a dream come true! xDDDD I've wanted the feature in past games, actually, especially ones with the Triforce. Who could resist taking selfies with THE Triforce?

  • taylormurch

    I mocked the supposition of selfies in Wind Waker when I first heard about it, but now that I'm playing it: I LOVE LINK'S SELFIES. It's so cute and fun, and all of his expressions! It's delightful.