The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Renews an All-Time Great in this limited edition bundle.
Nintendo announced the release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for the Wii U. Fans without a Wii U can opt for a limited-edition bundle which includes a black deluxe Wii U console, a custom gampad donning the golden Hyrule crest, a code to download a digital version of Hyrule Historia – a book that details the chronology, history, and artwork from The Legend of Zelda series; and a code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The bundle can be purchased for $299.99 USD. The standalone game is also available for download from the Nintendo eShop for $49.99. It’s also worth noting that a packaged version of the game, with distinctive gold-foil packaging, will also be available on October 4th for the same price.
“For more than 10 years, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has remained a standout entry in one of the most beloved series of all time with its distinctive graphics, fun adventures and charming story,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This HD version and Wii U bundle are cornerstones of Nintendo’s season of value and variety. These characters and experiences are exclusive to Nintendo systems, and a must-have for video game fans of all kind.”
The original game, created for the Nintendo GameCube, earned a Metacritic score of 96, ranking it among some of the most elite video games of all time. This newly remastered version includes enhancements which include Miiverse functionality that lets players with broadband Internet access attach helpful messages or fun images to Tingle Bottles, which will then wash up on the shore in another player’s game. Also, the game now includes the “Swift Sail,” which doubles the speed of Link’s boat, the King of Red Lions.
For more information head over to the games website at http://www.zelda.com/windwaker
Great game, but a bit pricey for a re-release don’t you think? Do you think Nintendo is trying to cash-in on the few IPs it has left? Let us know in the comment section below.