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Submitted by Valay 332d ago | news

Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle confirmed, comes with special GamePad design

A now-pulled trailer for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD confirms rumors of a Wii U bundle. (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii U)

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AznGaara  +   332d ago
Yup. Mine.
ritsuka666  +   332d ago
This thing will sell like hotcakes.
darthv72  +   332d ago | Funny
I was thinking more like hot 'links'....get it, get it?

oh forget it.
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AbortMission  +   332d ago
Like Pikmin 3 and 101 Lol don't get carried away.
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yeahokchief  +   331d ago
@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!
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thezeldadoth  +   331d ago
@ abortmission 101 just released in other countries and its not in NA till september so....what are you being a douche about?
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RyuCloudStrife  +   331d ago
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!
AbortMission  +   331d ago
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.
PopRocks359  +   331d ago
@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.
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BlueBlood17  +   331d ago
@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.
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Theyellowflash30  +   332d ago
And I'm more excited for this game than anything on the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, or Xbox One.
Benjaminkno  +   332d ago
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.
RustedMan  +   331d ago
@Theyellowflash30

I was also excited for this game, and thankfully, picked it up 11 years ago.
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FamilyGuy  +   331d ago
The Zelda themed accent around the bottom is freakin cool
Erdrick  +   332d ago
might have to pick this up...
Spenok  +   332d ago
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.
admiralvic  +   332d ago
A specially designed gamepad seems like a better bonus. You end up looking at the controller WAY more than the system.
Spenok  +   332d ago
LOL_WUT  +   332d ago
Yea but it's a fingerprint magnet so you'll end up getting a case for it anyways ;)
Toon_Link  +   332d ago
Totally agree with you, if they customized the console I was all in. Here's to hoping.
darthv72  +   332d ago
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.
from the beach  +   332d ago
Very nice.
diepdiep  +   332d ago
I didn't hesitate to get the Skyward Sword Wii Remote bundle, and I'm definitely not going to pass this up!
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josephayal  +   332d ago
They need to come out with NEW games rather than updated ones
awesomeabe1998  +   332d ago
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.
bobacdigital  +   332d ago
What new game has retro been working on? I havent even heard of what they could be working on after DK.
awesomeabe1998  +   332d ago
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.
from the beach  +   332d ago
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.
Summons75  +   332d ago
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.
guitarded77  +   332d ago
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.
AbortMission  +   332d ago
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.
Whymii  +   332d ago
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.
guitarded77  +   332d ago
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.
jcnba28  +   332d ago
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.
Whymii  +   332d ago
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.
Tito08  +   332d ago
@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.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   332d ago
yeah right how many time we seen a God of War HD collection
wishingW3L  +   332d ago
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
Benjaminkno  +   332d ago
This is for WindWaker fans... unfortunately it's my "least" favorite.

...endless sailing for pointless rupees that can't be spent anywhere....
MasterCornholio  +   331d ago
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.
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Benjaminkno  +   331d ago
Yeah, Link's Awakening is a top favorite.
The game really blew me away.
But I still love Zelda 2
HardCover  +   331d ago
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.
KillerPwned  +   332d ago
Fuck I would get rid of my Wii U now for this!
Starbucks_Fan  +   332d ago
Seriously considering selling my white one.
KillerPwned  +   332d ago
I have a deluxe one and with that it may seem a little impractical but I just cant look at this and say no.
chronoforce  +   332d ago
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.
diepdiep  +   332d ago
Get out.
El_Colombiano  +   332d ago
I might just bite my tongue and buy this. I wanted an HD remake.
bobacdigital  +   332d ago
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.
Kevlar009  +   332d ago
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".
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Benjaminkno  +   332d ago
I bought a WiiU and I love it... but I have to agree.
thezeldadoth  +   331d ago
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.
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CaptainPunch  +   332d ago
So glad I waited to buy a Wii U, getting this bundle.
Whymii  +   332d ago
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.
asiatico  +   332d ago
Using a gamecube game to sell your newest console.. Well its going to be a good HD update and its a zelda game
bobacdigital  +   332d ago
A lot of people missed the game cube and never played this game.
Zodiac  +   332d ago
I neeeed that Gamepad! Nintendo needs to make it available for current wii u owners.
KillerPwned  +   332d ago
Just like Skyward Sword bundle do the same with this game.
Broburger  +   332d ago
why not both the gamepad and console?
Lucreto  +   332d ago
There might be something on the console but can't see it from that angle.

We just have to wait for the official announcement.
Excited2play  +   332d ago
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!
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   332d ago
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
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PopRocks359  +   332d ago
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.
deafdani  +   332d ago
Not to mention that Dolphin can't magically give you true widescreen on Gamecube titles. Instead, it stretches them.
GraveLord  +   332d ago
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.
PopRocks359  +   332d ago
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.
GraveLord  +   332d ago
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.
RFornillos4  +   332d ago
"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.
PopRocks359  +   332d ago
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.
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Knushwood Butt  +   332d ago
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.
PopRocks359  +   332d ago
Considering it's a remake and not a port. A port implies it's using the old game's assets and source code. This game doesn't do any of that. They just managed to recreate it accurately and faithfully to the original.

So accurately it seems that the more cynical folks on the internet simply must insist it is nothing more than a Gamecube game slapped on a Wii U disc.

So, from where I stand, yeah. It's a remake and not a port and it's worth defending.
Knushwood Butt  +   332d ago
Well, maybe you need to convince the masses, because Wikipedia says it's an enhanced port.
PopRocks359  +   332d ago
Ironically the hotlink for "enhanced port" on that page leads to a page called "Video Game Remake" lol.

For the longest time, a port has been described as game that basically went from one console to another, no changes, no enhancements, it's the same exact experience. Wind Waker HD is, in more ways than one, not that. So I think your reasoning is pretty flawed.
Tito08  +   332d ago
It's a remaster, not a remake, if you want an example of remakes, it's the GC versions of RE1 and MGS1 to their original PS1 versions, of course WWHD will have some things over the original, but pretty much everything else will remain true to the original, think about it.
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Whymii  +   332d ago
Only train spotters would argue on something as trivial and mundane as whether it is a remake or a port. Seriously! That's how low you'll go to make your "Nintendo is dooned/dumb..,blah, blah,blah" posts? Wow, get a life or grow up or whatever you need to become a normal functioning part of society.

It's a great game made even better and anyone saying otherwise probably has never played the original.
jcnba28  +   332d ago
So you find it a problem for Nintendo (for the first time ever) remake an old game in HD but you have no problem with all the sony hd ports on PS3? lol ok.
Knushwood Butt  +   332d ago
Just putting things into perspective.

For example, imagine if less than one year after the XBOX One launched, MS announced a new bundle with a port of Fable.
Whymii  +   332d ago
Well that's the only way I would be able to play it given my disc won't work in it. That also goes for every other game including the recently enhanced HD of Halo. No doubt a Xbone version will be made, along with Halo 2, 3, Reach, 4...

Okay, I can't put my copy GC of Windwaker in the wii u (I can with TP and SS), so an enhanced HD version is near the top of my list of things to buy.
thezeldadoth  +   331d ago
go crawl back into a PS4 hUMA article or something
Jagsrock  +   332d ago
Nice ive been waiting for this.
Tei777  +   332d ago
So this is weird, I have no desire to buy a Wii U this year but after seeing that gamepad with squiggly gold lines on it I'm not sure if I'll be able to resist :(
drsnoopyseussdog  +   332d ago
Someone wanna help me out on whether i should get this wii u windwaker bundle or a ps4 when it launches?
ZeekQuattro  +   332d ago
Get the Wind Waker bundle than get the PS4 once the next Infamous comes out. By then the Ps4 launch games will be cheaper and you'll save a few bucks.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   332d ago
do what you want with your money. Don't let folks decide for you.
Kos-Mos  +   331d ago
Since PS4 will launch with rushed games, I`d recommend you too buy a WiiU. The games that will launch this year and next will smother everything Sony and ms has got in store for their new consoles at launch and the first year. I`m sorry to say this to the fanboys, but unfortunately this is the truth.
R00bot  +   332d ago
I hope they release the proper Wii U Zelda when the Wii U accepts additional GamePads, because I need that controller and I don't want to have to buy a new console for it :/
Marceles  +   332d ago
Wow...seeing this made me kinda flinch into getting one. I'm still waiting to see what else comes out on Wii U, but this got my attention
it's so disgusting to me that they're selling this for 60, i mean i'm sure it'll be great, but ps hd remakes came in collections and were 40 dollars and converted to 3d, games that were even better than windwaker (sotc, okami) were both $15
RTheRebel  +   332d ago
Playstation HD Remakes?lulz
Upscaled Editions are more like it.
it's true, they're basically just converted to 1080p, and 3d, and sold.

the changes they've made to windwaker aside from that though, are little things that make up a typical firmware update and a hero mode, hardly an excuse to charge anymore. they know people will still buy it for 60 though so that's what they charge, i'm fine with people buying it, but you have to admit they're ripping you off atleast just a little bit.
jcnba28  +   332d ago
You do realize if you buy this bundle you are getting the game for free right?
that's the bundle, and that's fine
Xof  +   332d ago
Huh. I don't like it. It's too similar to the vanilla controller, and the design is too complex and too peripheral--looks more like gharish scribbles than a clean, cool Zelda pad.

And the console itself is a normal one.

When this rumor first appeared, I kicked myself for buying a WiiU last month. Now, I don't feel so bad. Sure, it sucks that I've got a crappy NintendoLand instead of Wind Waker, but I much prefer the vanilla gamepad to that ugly thing.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   332d ago
If comes in Gold I get me another Wii U
thomasmiller  +   332d ago
I think the new control design is very cool, and I think this bundle will sell well, the holiday season is going to be very good for the wii u!!
wishingW3L  +   332d ago
so much hype for a remake of a single game that already looks good in its original form. Nintendo fans are kind of pathetic....
Kos-Mos  +   331d ago
Can you please explain more in detail what you mean?
MasterCornholio  +   331d ago
Wait till Nintendo release a true next gen Zelda game.

Sales will explode when that happens.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   331d ago
Why no Gold?
dragon82  +   331d ago
This will be mine!!!!!!
SaffronCurse  +   331d ago
I thought the Remote would be more...Colorful.
BOWZER35  +   331d ago
I will buy this game, i sold my Game Cube years ago. Biggest mistake of my life lol jk
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