Submitted by Gekko 592d ago | news

Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD For $59.99

Damien McFerran: ''The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is an updated version of the GameCube classic, which may lead you to assume that Nintendo will follow the example set by HD remakes on other consoles and give the game a lower-than-usual retail price.

Of course, that isn't how Nintendo works - recent 3DS remakes for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 have both been sold at the same price as other retail titles, and if this listing on Amazon is anything to go by, the same will be true of The Wind Waker HD.'' (The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U)

nrvalleytime  +   592d ago
Sounds about right, even if the HD remaster is more expensive than the price of the original game for GameCube.

But I really don't care as long as the remake is done well.
deadfrag  +   592d ago
No it does not sound right in anyway!It sounds right to people that like to get shaft!This is the same Zelda from the GC with a more clean HD face,its a rip off price;for this money im not getting it for my Wii u!
Yi-Long  +   592d ago
This kinda scamming is exactly...
... why Nintendo pulled out Gamecube Backwards Compatibility from the WiiU.

"Liked Windwaker!? Want to play it again!? Still have your Gamecube disc you bought on day 1 for full price!?...

...Yeah, too bad. The WiiU won't play it cause we want you to buy it AGAIN!"

I knew from the first announcement of 'No Gamecube Backwards Compatibility!' that they were going to do this.

Expect a 60 bucks HD re-release of F-ZeroGX announced before the end of the year.
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DatNJDom81  +   592d ago
All Sony HD collections are cheaper. God Of War Collection contains 2 HD games. 40 bucks. Ico collection. 2 HD games. 40 bucks. Nintendo is ripping everyone off. Sorry Nintendo fans.
WooHooAlex  +   592d ago
Can't you get the God of War saga now? Which includes all 5 games for $40?

This should be $39.99
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delboy  +   592d ago
Unlike Sony HD re releases this is a full REMAKE, still priced to much.
9.99$ for re release and 14.99 for proper remakes and that's for top line ganes.
Bought jak&dekster hd for 2$, it is not worth more.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   592d ago
I kinda' think it's your choice what you buy. I'm so excited for this release I can't wait to play it. Yeah! I'd buy a hd F zero (GCN) this second. That game is sooooo righteous right now as is. An hd remake would be a fantasy come to life!
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nintendoland  +   591d ago

It's quality not quantity my fríend
NukaCola  +   592d ago
This is a brand new Wii U game that hasn't been given an official release so Amazon puts in what they would guess. The price may change later on. For what they are putting into the update, I would say it probably will be at least $40, but I doubt $60.
mi_titan27  +   592d ago
exactly, if any of you noticed NSMBU was listed at $99.99 prior to an exact release date! so before you all get upset wait for the official announcement from nintendo
mi_titan27  +   592d ago
did i really make a "disagreeing" statement, i made a fact statement.
wishingW3L  +   592d ago
only to a blind fanboys this would sound right. A remake of just 1 game (if you can even call that a remake, more like an HD re-release) for $60 is exactly what is wrong with this industry. An incredibly shameless rip-off....
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3-4-5  +   592d ago
I'm guessing it will include extra content of some sort.

Something new that nobody has seen, thus making the extra $10 worthy.
bullymangLer  +   592d ago
sounds great. plus, it's pathetic to think $60.00 bucks is a lot of money.
jakmckratos  +   592d ago
Oh really? Maybe you could buy this game for me Seeing $60 isn't a lot of money.
bullymangLer  +   592d ago
spoon fee you you want me to?

then how will you ever learn?

. to be rich, we must think rich. to be wealthy, we must be programmed to be wealthy . .

here, listen to this billionaire talk, feel his energies . notice a difference between him, and all of our friends we grew up with . ?


get back to me once you finish hearing him . unlocking the door to wealth is easier than you think.
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A2X_  +   592d ago

That was retarded.
LOL_WUT  +   592d ago
It is pathetic, for a remake to cost $60 especially for a Zelda game that is not even ranked 1st place amongst the rest of the other games. Only the hardcore Zelda fans would defend this. The Wii U's drought of games have really messed with some peoples heads... ;)
ChickeyCantor  +   592d ago
Hardcore Zelda fans just appreciate the game Windwaker. Why is it ok for sony to release "HD" collections where the actual content is hardly touched but it's such a bad thing for Nintendo to remake windwaker like they did OOT. Which is with new models/textures/visual updates.

Windwaker is awesome, that's why lots of people don't care paying this amount. It doesn't meant they are deluded. It simply means they think it's worth it. THAT'S THEIR OPINION. So go be all high and mighty somewhere else.
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deafdani  +   592d ago
Ok, now I see what you're doing. I fell for your game twice before, but now, all I got to say is: nicely done. 8/10.
NastyLeftHook0  +   592d ago
it izzz little boy when ura a starvin on the cowna and gotz no toilet papah.
cherbhy  +   592d ago
millzy102  +   592d ago
firstly i doubt amazon actually knows the price its just a guess based on Wii u game prices at the moment and it could very likely be cheaper and I'm fed up with hearing Wii u has a drought of games, guess what every New system does this is not a wii u problem but a new console problem in general. if people expect a system to be realeased and have 100s of games in the first year your delirious, name 1 console that has had 50 plus games in 4 months, oh wait nonę, your lucky to get 30, the first four months are there to sell launch games and get systems out then games get released here and there for a bit, it not until second wave of games get released (roughly 8months to a year) you start to see a lot games, however e3 is coming up and it has games scheduled for almost evey month until then, then the big hitters are going to be announced anad released by years end. Nintendo has to keep things secret because there compatition has still to announce there platformds so ninty needs counter measures.
Jek_Porkins  +   592d ago
Could be a placeholder? Gamestop wouldn't give me a definitive price when I wanted to pre-order. I wouldn't think Nintendo would charge full price for a remake. I was expecting $39.99
Myst-Vearn  +   592d ago
Nintendo are sh!t. I really wish they go out of business, Wii and now Wii U are not real gaming. If it wasn't for MS and Sony we would be screwed sideways.
Fel08  +   592d ago
And if it wasn't for Nintendo there would be no Play Station or Xbox.
MasterCornholio  +   592d ago
I dont know about the XBOX but if it wasnt for Nintendo shafting Sony with the CD add on we would never have gotten the first Playstation.
bullymangLer  +   592d ago
hua haa .yep . and oh i wonder who introduced the JOY STICKS ? . ha haa Nintendo is King (:
Phil32  +   592d ago
Somehow you have four bubbles with comments like wanting a game company to go out of business (screw how that would negatively affect the industry! I want people to suffer because I have an agenda!) and calling things "not real gaming."

Congrats. You have the most pathetic fanboy-esque post I have ever read on N4G. That is really hard to do, but you managed to do it. Congrats. And the five people who are fanboys that agreed with you can go away too.

EDIT: I happily gave you a negative bubble for being immature. Anyone who wants a game company to go out of business because they are a fanboy of another might be the type of person that N4G is full of, but it's not type that makes the industry look mature. In fact, it's quite the opposite, so congrats.
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TongkatAli  +   592d ago
This isn't going to be some half hazard port. Its going to be in stunning HD, crisp visuals, eye popping colors and if its $60 so be it.


EDIT: You guys are acting like this is gonna be like the DMC collection and Silent Hill Collection. Nintendo is going to make this look sick on the Wii U.
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cpayne93  +   592d ago
For comparison's sake, the jak and daxter collection released for 50 bucks I think? Either that or 40. It had three games remastered in hd, this is just one game, and it costs more. It shouldn't be 60 bucks for an hd version of an old game, even if the visuals have gotten a big adjustment. It should be 40 at least.
Phil32  +   592d ago
The price is a placeholder because of how Amazon operates. They have a preorder price guarantee. If Amazon has a preorder price at $39.99 and Nintendo announces the game for $59.99, Amazon has to sell you the game for their $39.99 price. That is why it is $59.99, so Amazon is simply covering their ass.

But yeah, pretend it's because Nintendo sucks or whatever. Doesn't make you look like a moron with an agenda at all.

And LOL at the person who wants Nintendo to go out of business. You, milady, are without a doubt the most pathetic commenter today on N4G! Congrats!
Sp1d3ynut  +   592d ago
Is that why their 6-years-late-to-market HD console is ALSO overpriced?
Sp1d3ynut  +   592d ago
More Nintendo fail. Everyone knows the Wii was an overpriced GC, and the WiiU is waaaaay too late to the HD market to be priced the way it is. If Nintendo were in the dairy industry, their milk would be twice the price of their competitors. And yes...there is a double entendre in that comment.
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Dread  +   592d ago
This is bull.

A remake should be cheaper (considering inflation) than the original.
stragomccloud  +   592d ago
Even if this is indeed the case, I think it's fair since this isn't just a simple upconversion job. This is a full on rebuild of the engine.
Moncole  +   592d ago
They are making it from the ground up and not porting it like what other companies do with their HD collections.
NYC_Gamer  +   592d ago
MS remade Halo 1 and they didn't charge 60 bucks.The point being old games running on new engines shouldn't cost full price...
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DivineAssault  +   592d ago
other companies also put more than one game on the disc for $40 not $60
DivineAssault  +   592d ago
Screw that
Etackett2010  +   592d ago
I think this is just an Amazon placeholder price.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   592d ago
It's not going to cost that much (just a placeholder- like they did with WiiU before launch).
Kevlar009  +   592d ago

The last time I checked Amazon and Nintendo were completely different entities.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   592d ago
OMg Kevlar009- are you using that thing called... what is it... LO-GEK?

It might be spelled wrong, but I have never seen it before so of course I don't know how to spell it.
Kratos_Thy_God  +   592d ago
wow for an hd collection? HOW ABOUT FUK U AND BE $39.99 LIKE THE REST OF THEM!!!!!!!!
GenHero  +   592d ago
It's a placeholder. common sense guys, use it.
AO1JMM  +   592d ago
I want the game but not at that price. I'm sure it is just another placeholder price though.
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tweet75  +   591d ago
charging $10 more for an HD remake of an 11 year old game than the original cost 11 years ago. NO thanks! and im a huge zelda fan. If nintendo charges more than $39.99 nintendo will have a failure or not meet sales expectations.
black911  +   591d ago
No differnt than Xbox Live.

Rip Off. But people still pay for it.
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LAWSON72  +   591d ago
People are whiners.

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