A now-pulled trailer for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD confirms rumors of a Wii U bundle.
This thing will sell like hotcakes.
I was thinking more like hot 'links'....get it, get it? oh forget it.
Like Pikmin 3 and 101 Lol don't get carried away.
@abort mission wow. didnt even realize those games had released and i own a wii u. the only game i have preordered is DKC TF and that game alone will be worth owning a wiiu for me personally. none of the other wii u games really interest me but its a nice device for drawing pictures of old nintendo games you used to like playing. now in color!! windwaker was great but i already played it and i recently replayed it maybe a year before they announced an HD port so gonna pass on that too. I WANT 3DS GAMES PLAYABLE ON THE WII U NINTENDO!
@ abortmission 101 just released in other countries and its not in NA till september so....what are you being a douche about?
I remember playing the Wind Waker in the living room, my mom and little sister would sit on the couch and watch me play- they loved that game, so did I!
All I said was not to get carried away Lol It's like you Nintendo fanboys equate sales with how good a game is. Just because it sells well/sells bad doesn't mean it's a good/bad game. It's all subjective and, once again, all I'm saying is to not get carried away.
@AbortMission But for some reason you cited Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 in a manner that suggests you're saying the games have sold poorly. "Like Pikmin 3 and 101 Lol don't get carried away." That's a bit condescending (not to mention inaccurate) considering that Pikmin 3 in particular managed to push Wii U sales and has sold fairly well. And then when someone calls you out on it, you backpedal and claim "all I said was don't get carried away" when the general context of your original comment certainly contained more. Just thought I'd point it out.
@yeahokchief DKCTF... Donkey Kong Capture the Flag? :)
remake bundle? Nintendo has big guns but little bullets. New zelda should be shown this year at least.
And I'm more excited for this game than anything on the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, or Xbox One.
I second that... I'm a big Zelda fan, but I'm not big on WW. I'm interested, but not enough not to buy something else.
@Theyellowflash30 I was also excited for this game, and thankfully, picked it up 11 years ago.
The Zelda themed accent around the bottom is freakin cool
might have to pick this up...
I hope this comes with a customized Wii U. If not, that it's only worth it for people who have yet to buy the system.
A specially designed gamepad seems like a better bonus. You end up looking at the controller WAY more than the system.
Why not both? http://img.gawkerassets.com...
Yea but it's a fingerprint magnet so you'll end up getting a case for it anyways ;)
Totally agree with you, if they customized the console I was all in. Here's to hoping.
well there really isnt anything keeping you from customizing the console yourself. you can put stickers on it. Maybe even the ones you get in the XB1 box if it fits the mood. lol okay, seriously though, there are some really cool case wraps that can be found to create a custom look.
I didn't hesitate to get the Skyward Sword Wii Remote bundle, and I'm definitely not going to pass this up!
They need to come out with NEW games rather than updated ones
If you did your research you would know of some games called Wonderful 101, X, Miyamoto's NEW IP, Retro's NEW game which is not DKCTF.
What new game has retro been working on? I havent even heard of what they could be working on after DK.
It was rumoured that they were working on two major games but that rumour is not true, but i still think they may do another Metroid since they said that they wanted to expand the Metroid community.
Steady, it's an anniversary remake, same as MS have done with Halo and Fable, while Sony have been churning out HD revisions of their back-catalogue.
But I'm sure on the PS3 and 360 HD games were genius right? Get out of here if you don't actually pay attention to news. Plenty of new games in development but newsflash New games take time to build rebuilding on older game takes less time to develop than new games. Also as per nintendo tradition since gamecube they like to release an older game first to get an idea with what they can/cannot do with the system so they can make a new Zelda game. IE: Gamecube: OOT/Master Quest than WW followed by Twilight Princess. WII: Twilight Princess to test the waters for Skyward Sword. Now WWhd to test the waters for Zeldahd.
It's just to hold over Zelda fans while the new Zelda game is in development. The games are coming every month since Pikmin. I do wish they'd get on releasing TLZ on the Virtual Console though.
Sony and 3rd parties seem to understand how to properly rerelease old titles. Take a look at the God of War, Infamous, Metal gear solid, Devil may cry etc. collections. No more than 30 dollars and you get multiple games + trophy support. Meanwhile, Nintendo fanboys defend Nintendo's choice of remaking a 12 year old game and charging $60. ass-backwards.
Check out the price of a GameCube Windwaker on eBay and then tell me a $60 remastered HD version is expensive in comparison. Those old Sony games are all cheap to start with and at $30 for a HD version you're doubling the price. The Windwaker HD is only a little bit dearer than the original.
Well, it's actually $50. But Whymii's argument also is off... You can't compare a readily available game (retail and digital distribution) with an out of print old game. FFVII was going for $75 used, but then it was released digitally for $10. I would also compare Nintendo's remake more to the Halo CE Anniversary remake since it's a complete rebuild as opposed to Sony's and other's HD remakes which were not complete rebuilds. Either way, the price should be $40 instead of $50 IMO.
What do you care what people pay for a Nintendo hd remake? Those games you mentioned were just quick hd ports with no improvements to the game. Nintendo made a lot of changes to the Wind Waker remake including gameplay mechanics and Wii U gamepad support. Those two alone justify the price.
Given how many copies of the game is available on eBay, I would argue that it is readily available, just as copies of the Sony games are as well. Windwaker is not a collectible game (yet) and supply of the game is greater than demand. The price reflects the quality and value players have for the game. As such, the remake cost does as well.
@Guitarded77- WWHD is actually $60, I know some would disagree, but that game should of being at least $40. To the rest, I know some of you fans will brag about it being a masterpiece, worth the price w.e., but you gotta remember there are great games as well that are priced cheaper, and I know it added new things to the HD Edition and all that, but that alone won't justify the price when there's current and next generation games priced the same, because to me, it is more of a remaster than a remake, a remake is pretty much re-do everything from scratch, a real remake are the likes of Resident Evil 1 and MGS:TS on GC from the original PS1 games, that I wouldn't mind the price at all.
yeah right how many time we seen a God of War HD collection
but here you're comparing like 8 games for $30 vs full price for a single remake on a system that hardly has any games. o_0
This is for WindWaker fans... unfortunately it's my "least" favorite. ...endless sailing for pointless rupees that can't be spent anywhere....
I never really liked Wind Waker especially the boring sailing in it. My favorite Zelda isnt a console Zelda its a handheld one called Zelda: Links Awakening.
Yeah, Link's Awakening is a top favorite. The game really blew me away. But I still love Zelda 2
No shit. That's why they're working on all that. This just happens to be releasing sooner since it wasn't made from scratch. As you'd expect.
Fuck I would get rid of my Wii U now for this!
Seriously considering selling my white one.
I have a deluxe one and with that it may seem a little impractical but I just cant look at this and say no.
This game is a lazy cash grab, who wanted a HD windwaker ?Nintendo know what the fans wanted and still decided to cut corners. They deserve the crappy sales they are getting.
I might just bite my tongue and buy this. I wanted an HD remake.
Actually this was made to hold people over until ZELDA U.. They pretty much said this on Nintendo direct.... they said that they understand people want new Zelda but it will take a while so we are giving you WW HD plus a 3ds zelda in the meantime... A lot of people didnt buy the game cube also .. so this could be a completely new experience for them.. This game is pretty damn fun / impressive as well.
This is one of the best HD remake you will probably ever see, since they actually upgraded the graphics and made it a better game overall. Usually they just clean it up and say "Here you go, it's HD".
I bought a WiiU and I love it... but I have to agree.
unlike the hd ports on other consoles, this one is rebuilt with new visuals, reworked quest line, and improved sailing/grappling to make the game smoother.
So glad I waited to buy a Wii U, getting this bundle.
Damn you late adopters! Why can't us early adopters join in the fun too. Come on Nintendo, how about a Zelda inspired gamepad skin for the faithful? Failing that I hope 3rd party accessories makers are listening and fill in the gap.
Using a gamecube game to sell your newest console.. Well its going to be a good HD update and its a zelda game
A lot of people missed the game cube and never played this game.
I neeeed that Gamepad! Nintendo needs to make it available for current wii u owners.
Just like Skyward Sword bundle do the same with this game.
why not both the gamepad and console?
There might be something on the console but can't see it from that angle. We just have to wait for the official announcement.
I'm sure this bundle will do well, as WW is a fantastic game. Can't help but feel they could have done something nicer with the console itself though. Still cool though!
much better playing the original of this game on pc for free using dolphin all maxed out in 1080p with no jaggies. Nintendo you lazy fucks, cant make new games
1. Bad language is going to get you voted down. 2. Dolphin sucks at emulating quite a few games. It ran Metroid Prime at like fifteen frames a second on my computer (which by the way can run Battlefield 3 at max). And considering there are more perks in the Wii U version than just a resolution upscale, I don't think I have much reason to feel jealous of your gloating.
Not to mention that Dolphin can't magically give you true widescreen on Gamecube titles. Instead, it stretches them.
You know Nintendo is in trouble when they dedicate a game bundle to a Gamecube re-release and make a big deal out of it.
They're in trouble for hyping up the remake of one of the most successful Zelda games of all time? Man, I wonder what it's like when they're in the clear.
It's bad enough Nintendo doesn't take their games to the next level. Re-releases are way worse. At least games like New Super Mario Bros U were completely new. By buying this re-release you are telling Nintendo its ok to keep doing this and you will never get an original IP from them this gen. They're probably already planning their next Gamecube re-release.
"By buying this re-release you are telling Nintendo its ok to keep doing this and you will never get an original IP from them this gen. They're probably already planning their next Gamecube re-release." ok. so when Sony or Microsoft re-release their titles they're praised for it. wow, an HD remake with added, oh my god, trophies! oh, a collection, cool, 3 games in one! really now... the real problem is, people complain when nintendo starts to re-release their titles, and with a lot of enhancements to boot, yet when others simply upped it to HD, everyone loves it. even i, who have the GCN WW, can see how much they've changed the HD version, and even i don't mind if they charge $60, coz they've practically remade the game... it's not like they just upscaled the graphics to HD.
Um. That's why it's called a remake? It's not just a port, you know. They're adding game fixes and new features into the game. I don't mind. It's a nice placeholder until the brand new Zelda game is released. I am buying it because I like seeing older games made to look new (and it gives me a chance to relive those experiences in a newer, more modern and polished way). I thought the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time was superb. Why is it okay for Sony to release collections of upscaled PS2 games and yet Nintendo can't make one of their finest looking GCN titles look and play even better? Halo Anniversary certainly didn't receive this kind of flack. And it's not a re-release. It's a remake. It's made from the ground up using brand new assets that are being used on the new Zelda game. This has been established since January.
It's an enhanced port. Is it really worth trying to defend a hardware bundle with this game? It's almost tragic that after nearly a year on the market, the best bundle Nintendo can come up with is a port of a Gamecube game. What's worse is that this is going to be a full-priced game.