Wind Waker Remake to Debut at Premium Price?

Nintendo of America is set to release an HD remake of Gamecube classic Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker later this year. What wasn't known was the price, until now.

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iamtehpwn1811d ago (Edited 1811d ago )

well, keep in mind it's a remake, not a remaster. This game isn't like the simply Higher resolution nicer textures. You can tell by the comparisons screenshots it a 100% redone, remade game, thus full price at $60 isn't too bad--especially considering the game is also coming with new improvements and additions to the gameplay.

And I can't believe anyone would expect a fully remade game to be same price as a remaster anyways.

mcstorm1811d ago

I agree and if every one can remember back just over 12 months ago Nintendo did this with Zelda on the 3DS and I was more than happy with what they did.

LightSamus1811d ago

Means nothing to be fair, it's just a placeholder.

PopRocks3591811d ago

I hope that price is only a placeholder, but I have a feeling it's real which is a shame. As a fan, I'm fine with paying $60 for Wind Waker with updated graphics and gameplay, but I don't see others being able to approach it the same way. $40 would have been ideal and $50 would have at least been appropriate (since GCN games were initially priced the same way).

Yi-Long1811d ago

... and part of the reason for that is that all these ports of older games (NfS MW, Ninja Gaiden 3, Zelda WW, Batman AC, etc) are being released at ridiculous prices.

I already bought WW back in the Gamecube days, and I loved the game, but when I want to play it again in HD, I'll use Dolphin, instead of giving Nintendo my money twice.

Theyellowflash301811d ago

What new system doesn't have older ports when its first released? Xbox 360 and PS3 had the same issues.

You need to give it some time. There will be a new Zelda, Mario Kart, Metroid, 3D Mario, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, and much more.

It's only 3-4 months into the Wii U's life. In 2-3 years from now the Wii U will have an excellent games and the ports will be all but gone.

Summons751811d ago

Wonder waker is being completly remade, Nfs and NG were completely revamped. Besides batman they aren't simple ports. Plus all the new and games that will be offered over the life time of the system. Sure dont buy it now but don't write it off now either, that's a bit silly

delboy1811d ago (Edited 1811d ago )

I understand your point for bitching about game prices, but only if you already own a ps360 with all of these games.
What about PC game ports that are released later on consoles, but being sold at higher price then the pc counterpart?
Tell me how you feel about Diablo 3 coming on consoles?
Is it worth your money?
Will you buy it if you don't already own it for PC?
I will, I skipped it on PC because of allways online stuff, and I see no problem whatsoever in paying full price for it on ps360.
It is Diablo 3 first appearence on ps360,and same goes for WiiU ported games.

I will buy a WiiU and WW HD, because I never played it before, never had a GameCube.

Yi-Long1811d ago

... I didn't say I have a problem with ports, remakes. I think they're great and I welcome them with open arms when they're done right!

I also didn't say they WiiU only has ports and will continue to only have ports. Like any Nintendo-console it will have a bunch of awesome exclusives.

I DO have a problem with the ridiculous prices of most of these ports/remakes on the WiiU, and it IS very much one if the reasons why I have no interest (yet?) to pick one up. Especially if they're games I already bought and own.

PopRocks3591811d ago

Need For Speed and Ninja Gaiden 3 had different content though. They're not exactly the same games as their 360/PS3 counterparts and I have not played either of those yet.

Also I doubt Dolphin will be made to run Wii U games within the year. Not that I would care if it did, I've used it before; it's not really reliable when it's running Metroid Prime at a sluggish ten FPS.

Yi-Long1811d ago

... go to, search for 'Metroid' and 'Dolphin', and watch the game run perfectly in 1080p.

... and then get a better PC than the one you currently have.

PopRocks3591811d ago (Edited 1811d ago )

I've seen the footage. And no thank you. I learned from friends (and now experience) that not all emulators run all games properly regardless of how solid your specs are. My PC is good enough to run GTAIV a bit better than a 360. It should have had no problems running Metroid Prime in that regard.

I already have Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii anyway, so I don't see why it's necessary. I'm also not a fan of stealing games. So thanks for the suggestion, but I'll politely choose to pass.

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xursz1811d ago

Not a lot of poeple will pay full price for a remake 2 generations old, at least i'd hope not.

PopRocks3591811d ago

Halo Anniversary Edition sold pretty well, I believe. So you're kind of late on that one.

Jadedz1811d ago

Nintendo stated that it wasn't a remastered title, but a remade one? They'll be new elements to the game, and the co-op aspect will be a lot more impactful (here's hoping! xD).

I'll pay that price if content is added, or future patches to prolong the title, exist down the road.

BanBrother1811d ago

I agree, but how much of a remake is this? Keep in mind the fantastic Halo Anniversary was very well done, and went for $40 instead of the usual $60 in the U.S.

Either way, Zelda rocks.

Sgt_Slaughter1811d ago

I think they are redoing the whole game, making it look 10x better and not just updating textures.

DivineAssault 1811d ago

ill buy it but not for $60.. If it drops, ill get it.. if not, well im buying it used & nintendo wont get a dime..

animegamingnerd1811d ago

why cause while there certain publishers that don't deserve any money cough EA cough why nintendo

DivineAssault 1811d ago

EA doesnt get anything from me either.. Well, im lying cuz they bought out bioware but only ME 2 & 3.. Other than that, nada.. Nintendo will get my money if its worth it to me.. I paid full price for Fire Emblem & 50% of their other 1st party 3DS games.. This, no cuz i already did when it came out on gamecube.. If it were $40 or if it was a collection of remakes but not this..

RTheRebel1811d ago

Divine's a drone
No need to waste your time ;)

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