Jul 26th, 2013

windwaker hd

The folks over at NeoGAF have found some interesting evidence that a new Wii U bundle could be coming this holiday season. The bundle will include The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and the Deluxe Wii U console.

In addition to that, the Pokemon X & Y bundles are talked about for 3DS, which is almost certainly true as these games typically have bundles with systems. There’s currently no confirmation on either the Wii U or the 3DS bundles, but expect them to show up soon. Remember, Nintendo gave no confirmation for the black 3DS XL images that have been advertised but that’s coming, too.

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  • Bundles are pretty much the best way to move systems in my opinion

    • Agreed. People are more likely to buy bundles cause it’s roughly the same price and it comes with a game. Which they prefer over having to buy the game separately. I am just wondering if this is true, if it will be like previous bundles and include the bonus game and Nintendo Land? Or if they’ll just remove NL from the package all together.

      • they’ll prolly include Ninty land as well, which means you get TWO games and the console. Pretty much a steal

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Like ZombiU

          • exactly, but wind waker prolly has a wider audience.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Off course. If I did not bought my Wii U I would definitely pick it up. If it is a Zelda themed bundle then I might buy a second Wii U and give my old one to my younger brothers. But if the theme looks cool and orginal then I would definitely pick it up otherwise I let it pass.

          • A themed U would be nice…

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Oh hell yeah I saw a fan made theme just type in google because that one fits the Wii U perfectly.

          • decalgirl.com prolly has a few skins

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I saw some from those similar website and some had cool Ubisoft skins but let me see what Nintendo can do.

          • Ice Climbers

            An NES themed system would be awesome.

          • Ducked

            Make the the Wii U console, and Gamepad gold. That would sell so many Wii U’s

          • that’d be really sweet

          • palomino blue

            They’re probably saving that move for an actual New Zelda game.

          • Starfoxguy

            Good idea but that would make it limited edition and the price would shoot up.

          • Ducked

            There probably keep it close to the same price, but I’m pretty sure people would pay more for it. I know I would…

          • makkan

            or maybe blue like the sea from the game

        • Ernie Sanguyo

          Maybe just zelda bundle then cost a lil bit more than nintendo land bundle. Maybe but I could be wrong.

          • cement

            they could install nintendo land on the wii u???

          • Ernie Sanguyo

            No. Were just guessing how’s the bundle is going to be that’s all. Nintendo land aren’t install when you buy the deluxe bundle. It’s actually a hard physical copy.

          • cement

            i kno… i have a deluxe….. but i said it might be preinstalled in the bundle

          • Jon

            I know with the Zombie U bundle, Nintendo Land was a downloadable code.

      • Scott Duperree

        If they do include NL, it will probably be digital.

        • Fred

          That’s what they did with the ZombieU bundle NL is digital. I wish my NL was digital!

          • Joyous Killer

            Don’t forget the pro controller.

      • Jake

        Except for the duluxe bundle which, compared to basic, was much less than it should be

    • Jack5221

      If Wii U had more colors, then THAT would move systems. Black and White is so boring. Remember how N64 came in about 8 or more different colors? Would love to get a green Wii U.

      • eh… I dunno how many more systems it’d move, but I guess it could help a little

      • Leo

        It took 3 years for Nintendo to release all those colors for the N64… just saying…

    • Elitepwnsface

      Unless your a sucker like me and buy launch consoles.

      • I did too. I dont regret it πŸ˜€

      • Jon

        I bought mine and it was atleast the bundle that deluxe one that came with Nintendo Land :D. lol

    • LopsidedPasta

      I hope Nintendo makes bundles for most of their BIG titles that are released. Look at the ‘real’ and ‘hardcore’ consoles (PS3 360). They had bundles coming out all the time. As silly as it sounds, bundles are a good way to appear relevant and hardcore, two things which the Wii U has failed so far to prove. Also I was sarcastic about the ‘real’ and ‘hardcore’ thing.

      • i realize you were sarcastic, but I agree about the bundle. a smash bros bundle will be a HUGE hit, no doubt in my mind

      • C4

        They will. There already are 2 Bundles with Nintendo Land (which basically is the regular Deluxe package) and ZombiU.

        Now they just need some “BIG titles”!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      In most cases. It also helps game sales.

    • Διονύς84

      A bundle with a 10 year old game would be the most ridiculous thing ever… The best proof that WiiU is a zombi of a console…

      NSMBU, SM3DW, DKCTF and the new Zelda game would be some serious options instead.

      Also am I the only one who thinks that Nintendo Land should be given for free with any console? It doesn’t deserve the 60 euros at all

  • Mochlum

    Too bad I already have a Wii U, cuz a Zelda themed one would be cool. (unless it is just a regular bundle in which the Wii U looks the same)

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I highly doubt a themed Zelda bundle would come but it may be possible and we will never know that it could be a special bundle until Nintendo confirms it.

    • Stuart Thomas

      yeah it’ll just be a regular one i bet. A Special Edition console may see light with the new Zelda game, like the skyward sword gold wiimote bundle.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Or something similar perhaps.

        • Mochlum

          Zelda themed golden Game Pad would be amazing, though.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I could see that coming. Nintendo is trying to keep things close to heart.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    I knew this was coming not just this but a Mario bundle too and quite possibly Mario and Sonic Olympic 2014. Nintendo would give us a confirmation sometime on august or September.

  • If they make a Gold Wii U with this bundle I am not going to be too happy. If it was easy to get a new Nintendo System and transfer over my stuff I would get a new Wii U if they made a Gold One Bundle or some sort of Zelda Limited edition. Then I could sell my old one

    • Ducked

      That is a part of buying a console at launch. You know there going to release a better version of the console if it’s memory or color. I’d be a bit sad to, but it would be worth selling my old Wii U for. Plus it’s not like there’s a lot of games already out.

    • Elem187

      it is easy to transfer it to a new system.. Just a matter of calling Nintendo.

      • I know it can be done but it is not exactly easy as it could be is my point. I understand that they are trying to cut down on piracy and purchases being used on more than one console but in this day and age they should have it associated to both the Nintendo ID and Console. That means if you get a new console (for whatever reason) you can transfer it and once successfully transferred it would disable on the old console and wipe it back to factory if necessary. All being done easily by the end user with no phone call unless there is a bigger issue.

        • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

          I think they announced (or maybe it was a rumor somewhere :/), that they are working on that.

          • I hope so.. I know they plan on unifying the Nintendo IDs for Wii U and 3Ds this fall sometime. I hope they consider allowing a family sharing feature for those that may have more than one of the same console in the house. Heck I would do something like that even if there was a small subscription fee to use the sharing plan with your family household.

          • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

            yup would definitely be the best thing since I kinda have to buy a second one for myself when I’m moving out in some months :/

          • Yoshiwhirlwind

            That’s if the developers think it’s a good idea too. The ps3 used to share to 5 systems and the game developers complained so they cut it down to 2. A subscription fee sounds like an interesting idea though.

        • Fred

          You know they CAN do it because the 3DS has that option. It’s probably just not been high on their to do list since not too many people have wanted to buy a second Wii U up to this point. maybe that’ll be part of the Summer/Fall update

  • Jaymck2103

    A pokemon x and y bundle is coming it was confirmed http://www.gamesradar.com/pokemon-x-and-y-3ds-xl-bundles-revealed-japan/

    • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

      that’s very old news, dude πŸ˜€

  • Scott Duperree

    It would be great to have some sort of bonus disc with this Wind Waker HD, the original came with Ocarina of Time and Master Quest when it was preordered. What about a new Collector’s Edition Disc with the entire 2D collection pre-DS or something.

    • nappyp

      Thats what im hoping for. Id love to get something for it. They skipped that with the last two Zelda Releases.

      • Stoenk

        skyward sword had the orchestra CD

        • Scott Duperree

          Which is still stuck in my head

          • Stoenk

            i wouldn’t have minded if they had rerecorded wind wakers soundtrack with an orchestra

        • Ice Climbers

          They really need to put the Symphony of the Goddesses soundtrack on CD after the tour finally ends.

  • Ducked

    Who predicted this a few months ago? This Duck!

    • Erik

      But what about your sons? Hewy, Louie, and Dewy? Im pretty sure they want to play too!

      • Zeldatrek

        Erik Who are you talking about everybody knows Disney characters don’t have offspring. They have nieces and nephews.

        • Mochlum

          Max Goof πŸ˜‰

          • Zeldatrek

            Dang I forgot Goof Troop. I stand corrected but My statement still stands for younger characters pre1990’s because the main character couldn’t have kids out of wedlock. Wonder what happen to Mickey’s “nephew” haven’t seen him since Mickey’ Christmas Carol. Perhaps he got old and forgotten.

  • andrewjcole

    Funny thing is it never said what the evidence was.

  • Zuxs13

    How is this news? Who was the guy tweeting this? No one. . It makes sense but its not news its hardly a rumor. If I tweeted this does it make it news?

  • Titan4.0

    if they created a clear wii u console like the N 64 and the old gameboy colors, I’d definitely buy that as well :^)

  • Maxid765


    Ninty PLZ do it!!!!!!!

  • Steven_Segal

    A Super Mario 3D World would be logical for Nintendo since it would sell more consoles!

    Edit: If they release a limited edition Wind Waker Gold console i’ll definitely buy it!… and sell my white U

    • Ducked

      But Super Mario 3D World won’t be out til december. Most US shoppers do there shopping on Black Friday

      • Steven_Segal

        Well you’re right but some people buy stuff on December just before christmas (mainly other countries where there isn’t a Black Friday sale)

    • Luffy

      imagine a gold Wii U….

  • Sam

    If they do that, that is the WiiU that I will buy.

  • Starfoxguy

    If this happens, the bundle would be so hard to find cause of all the buyers. Make it happen Nintendo.

  • Leo

    Great! This is exactly the bundle most people are waiting for!

  • bakedapplepie

    Wind Waker/ Wii U bundle would move a lot of units. Just look what the Animal Crossing themed 3DS did for sales of that game and console. I really hope its a physical copy of the game though.

  • Luffy

    if its a gold Wii U, I’m getting another one! πŸ˜›

    • Michael Jurado

      omg yes I was about to say the same thing lol

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    I hate that these bundles weren’t out when I got mine :'(

  • spaniel

    It’d be sweet if these supposed Zelda bundles came with every Zelda game preloaded on the system. NES to Gamecube.

  • Aaron

    Good!! This will help the sales very much.

  • Merrfn

    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, is a bit of a system seller. I am sure many people will not buy a Wii U JUST for Wind Waker BUT, it does mark a significant time when lots of games will start to come in. I am sure if people were going to buy the Wii U for a Zelda game it would be Zelda U.

    I believe many people have been sitting on a fence because of the lack of games and “impending doom”. They will see the Wii U with a kickass game and they will be tempted to buy it while they remember megaman appearing in the Nintendo direct.
    I personally could of done without the Wii U until now. Over where I live I have not seen a new game in my game store since launch. But this “drought” is over I hope. I actually didn’t have a console last gen. We were going to buy a Wii and then my mum heard about a “Wii 2” coming next year. 2 years later we got the Wii U at launch. My mum wants to sell it. I go against it because we wouldn’t be able to afford it again.

    • FungalSpawn

      Wii U is wii 2, they just changed the name last minute. When Wii U shipped, it had Wii 2.0 software version.

      • Merrfn

        Yeah I know…

  • DVE

    Time for me to buy a Wiiu now xD Im tired of going to my friends house to play Monsta Hunter lmaol. I know I should of had one already but people like myself have problems with Bills, Girl Friends, Family and other BS :/ Hurry Up and Take my Money Nintendo xD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCP85FngzE

  • As I don’t have a WiiU yet and didn’t have plans to get wwhd either, this could very well change my mind. A deluxe WiiU with wwhd is rather interesting. Depending on the price ofcourse the cheapest deluxe bundle in EU I have seen in stores, (ok Netherlands) costs a whopping €407,- as discussed before that’s about $550,- so really to expensive still.

    Though wwhd bundle will be very interesting nonetheless.

  • Tom Greene

    Hope it comes it comes with more storage…lol…like 250GB…

  • Shelim Uddin

    Is deluxe the black one?

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  • Christopher Acuna

    If they release a wiiu Zelda with a special Zelda skinned wiiu I am going to lose my mind. πŸ˜‰

  • I_I

    if they made a green Wii U and bundle it with Zelda and Nintendo Land and a pro game controller I could see a system seller

    • Leo

      Right… and also a 3DSXL with Mario Land and a free pass to Nintendo facilities inside this bundle. How about that uh?

      Someone seriously need a reality check Lol

      • I_I

        Is aid I wish that to happen but I didn’t say anything about the price if they could sell it for 500 usd I still would buy it it will be my second Wii U

    • ICHI

      If they made a green WiiU I’d be so angry I bought one early, I would take to the streets to go and spit in strangers faces. I can’t get into colour collecting like with my GameCube’s (of which I have 5)

    • kelvin

      heck i’d be GREEN with envy (had to say it πŸ™‚ )

      • I_I

        Hah LOL

  • Curses, I was hoping for a Zelda 3DS bundle.

  • jrob23

    I just sold my ZombiU bundle and purchased my first handheld in the 3ds xl. I got Animal Crossing for my lady and plan on scouring the deal sites for more games. I decided to sell the Wii U because I think a discounted bundle like the one mentioned will come out in 2 to 3 months and by then I will be able to get many more games for it. Right now, I think there are several compelling titles to get on the 3ds. Which brings me to my question. Which 3 games would you buy for the 3ds if you were me?

    • ICHI

      Fire emblem awakening, Luigis Mansion 2, Monster Hunter 3. I got my 3DSxl this year and they were my first 3.

    • Quicksilver88

      So many great games on 3DS now….depends on what you like. Lots of quality RPGs so Fire Emblem, SMT4 , and Etrian Oddesy all awesome. Mario 3d land and DKC are excellent and the Zelda remake super as well. I would sau if you like SRPG then keep an eye out for the Tom Clancy Ghost Recon game that was a launch title….should be really cheap used now and it was my favorite game at launch. Can’t go wrong with Mario Kart, Prof Layton or Luigi for that matter. If I could have only 3 I would get Fire Emblem, Luigi and DKC great mix and lots of play time.

      • jrob23

        I’m not big on RPGs. I have tried Monster Hunter Tri, and it’s too slow and involved. Not saying it’s bad, just saying it’s not my thing. I think DKCR and Mario 3d land seem up my alley. Maybe Resident Evil or Lugigi’s Mansion for a third. Decisions decisions

        • Quicksilver88

          Oh yeah forgot about RE…..another winner for sure. If you like ultra hard old school platformers then check out cave story 3D. It is an updated version of the freeware classic and I think the 3DS version which has much more modern looking grafx is the best version out there….its another one you should be able to find on the cheap

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  • RazzFox

    need a pokemon bundle in australia so i can finely have a reason to get a xl

  • Bordonec

    As a fan of The Legend of Zelda, I clearly want to see Link perform a ‘jarmakee’ while riding on Epona in the next Zelda game! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSjn-6rcdg 0:17 (Spread the word?)

  • Ricky Guzman

    Perfect idea since this game will move units, a limited edition console would really push people to get a new wii u.

  • discuss

    Priciples vs masterpiece … though one 😐

  • Maraccuda

    Sadly I do not have a Wii U yet, but a limited edition bundle will be just what I need.
    I have been expecting a gold wii u console for about 5 months now.