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It's... kind of neither... and both at the same time? Or some hogwash like that. Aonuma recently talked about the game in an interview and decided to be overly cryptic about how exactly the game fits into the grand scheme of things.
Besides, why couldnt the 3DS run a version of WW? The ancient DS ran SM64.
Because SM64DS is not emulation of SM64, it's a port. The 3DS cannot (and will not be able to) emulate Gamecube games. WW would have to be ported over, so unless Nintendo makes a WW3D, WW will never be playable on 3DS.
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I was saying you could ARGUE that because we're getting ALBW, we essentially have ALttP. I realize there are new features, new dungeons, etc, but from what I've seen, the overworld, story, and just about everything else, are the same. It's like an upgraded version of ALttP, am I wrong? A buffed remake with some new dungeons and new mechanics? So the Wind Waker comparison would work if the ocean was the same size and all the islands were the same, with only the dungeons being different.
Anyway, that's not the point. I realize they're different games, I'm saying SOME people might argue that we can essentially play ALttP because we're getting ALBW, an enhanced remake.
Nobody would argue that unless they were an idiot.