GameCube Zelda:TP won't be at retail in US either

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Nintendo Gamecube, we hardly knew ye.

Joystiq has confirmed with numerous Gamestop and EB Games retailers that the Gamecube version of the newest Zelda offering has been removed from their computer system. Their websites have also been updated to reflect the change. We have yet to receive any official word from Nintendo, but all signs point to this as a done deal.

Get out the pine box and some nails, prepare to bury your Gamecube. It's over. The Gamecube is dead, long live the Wii.

Unless -- Nintendo announces they'll offer Zelda:TP from their online outlet like they will in Japan.

THWIP6421d ago

...but I still feel for fans that couldn't afford, or weren't planning on buying a Wii anytime soon. Bad Nintendo, bad.

UrbanJabroni6421d ago

This is quite a shock, although it certainly makes a great deal of sense from Nintendo's perspective.

Schmitty076421d ago

I wanted to play Zelda with a real controller, not the wiimote! This sucks!

kewlkat0076421d ago

I wasn't planning on getting the Wii right away cause all I wanted to play was zelda for now. My cube has been collecting dust for 3 years, I'm def gonna sell it or somethinig. Last game I had for it was soul caliber 2.

PS360WII6421d ago

Mixed feelings. Really now though Zelda with the Wii Remote is going to be kick arse! Don't know what you two are talking about, because Zelda with true control how is it a bad thing? On the other side Gamecube not only did get windwalker but they also had those collecter discs with all the other Zeldas on it. Seemed they wanted the GC a Zelda console but they just changed it to be the Wii.
However, I can dig it, Wii is awesome! I can say this for the DS was crazy talk and now it's proven to be the best.


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GaboonViper638d ago

I am a huge Zelda fan and love them all, but for me Ocarina Of Time is the greatest and my second all time favourite game after Final Fantasy VII.

LoveSpuds637d ago (Edited 637d ago )

You sir, have good taste in games :)

I also love all of the Zelda games but I adore Windwaker (Specifically the HD version on WiiU) most of all. It is a close run thing with Breath of the Wild though.

Special mention to Cadence of Hyrule too, what an awesome spin off title that was!

GaboonViper636d ago

Cheers Spuds, yep i love Windwaker too, beautiful artstyle, and i loved sailing and finding all the secrets out there.

blackbeld636d ago

Agreed. For me top 3 of all time is.

1. ocarina of time
2. Final fantasy Vll
3. MGS1

GaboonViper636d ago

Brilliant top 3, would love a MGS1 remake that has been rumoured.

LoveSpuds636d ago

Yup, hard to argue with that top 3 squire, some quality games right there!

-Foxtrot638d ago

Oh gee can't imagine what Number 1 is


A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker etc is better than Breath of the Wild.

lockedongamer1637d ago

I respectfully disagree, but they're all great games.

porkChop637d ago

I think it really depends on what you're looking for. If you want a traditional Zelda game then OoT or WW would be better to you. But if you want a Zelda game that really leans into adventure and exploration, and if you want intelligent systems/logic, BotW would be the better game.

I enjoy both. I understand why some people aren't fond of it but for me it was a breath of fresh air that I really needed. I'd become so burnt out on unimaginative games and BotW sort of made me appreciate games again, as weird as that may sound.

godofboobees636d ago

Those are not traditional Zelda games

Crows90636d ago

Right...so let's pretend ocarina of time didnt have exploration, secret dungeons and other secrets. Complex boss mechanics and exploration rewards. At least a traditional Zelda has dungeons.

porkChop636d ago

What point are you attempting to make? At no point did I say that OoT didn't have any of that. However, the level of exploration and sense of adventure are vastly different between OoT and BotW.

Brazz637d ago

Breath of the Wild is overrated as shot, Wind waker is much better.

P_Bomb637d ago

I’m a Link to the Past guy.

MadLad637d ago

Majora's Mask still holds as my favorite to this day, despite being the black sheep of the series.

pietro1212637d ago

I love them all, but Wind Walker, Link to the Past and Minish Cap are my favorites

John_McClane636d ago

Link to the Past was so, so good! Those chickens though! 🤣