Aug 27th, 2013


A hidden bit of information in The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour that’s coming to Seattle has confirmed that The Wind Waker HD release date for North America is October 4th.

The game will also be available in Europe on October 4th, but Japan will see it a few days earlier on September 26th. Hero Mode will be available at the start of the game and swift sailing is now included, so you can get through those tedious ocean bits just a bit faster.

There is currently no information when the Wind Waker HD themed Wii U bundle will be available.

  • Xbone is dead.

    First Finaly a release date

  • JB


  • Edward

    I can’t wait for this game. October is going to be a good month for the Wii U.

  • Been looking forward to this for some time, the hero mode really interests me. It’s just a shame that the bundle wasn’t as amazing as it could be, i mean.. Look at previous bundles, Gameboy Advance Sp Zelda bundle was pretty nice and that 3DS Zelda bundle…Dayyymmm,

    • Edward

      How do you know exactly what is coming in the bundle. Far is I know it is still rumor.

      • im pretty sure there were some leaked images of it posted on this very site

        • Edward

          Yeah but that isn’t to say that not everything was included in the package yet.

          • I’m talking about the base look of the console /gamepad alone. They could still be more that isn’t shown but i’m comparing it to other, more impressive previous bundles.

          • Edward

            Have Patience and find out if or when that bundle is exactly coming and what is coming with it before becoming pessimistic

  • CEObrainz

    Hopefully the bundle is a nice price as that’s what I’m looking to get.

  • Mr.Johnson

    DANG! Just a day right after my birthday. Oh well, still going to be a nice birthday gift. πŸ™‚

    • Pikachief

      A day after my brother’s birthday too! Looks like I know what we’ll be playing this October!

      • Mr.Johnson

        Happy gaming to you and your brother.

        • Pikachief

          Thanks! You too!

  • Michael DeVore

    On a Friday! Good, maybe I might be able to pick it up at my locally own game store and avoid GameStop, and BestBuy entirely. Why Pikmin and W101 have/had Sunday release dates is beyond me. Too many places are just closed on Sunday unless it’s a big box store.

    • Mr. Hobo

      This annoys me too. When I pre-ordered Pikmin on Amazon, I didn’t receive it until Monday because of the no-shipping-on-Sundays rule.

  • Toadlord

    Nice! That probably means a Nintendo Direct soon to announce the bundle.

    • Mr. Hobo

      There’s nothing better than Nintendo Directs.

      • Jon

        but there is…. the release of their games that they announced in the directs πŸ˜€

    • Ducked

      For me, Nintendo Directs are holidays.

    • Pikachief

      Imagine a Nintendo Direct with the first picture or even a teaser of the new Zelda for Wii U? Along with a bundle reveal and a new video and possibly a couple new details on A Link Between Worlds, it could be a Zelda direct!

      • DragonSilths

        I see a Zelda Direct happening with Windwaker HD and A Link Between Worlds. But I dont think they would show off the New HD Zelda…that might burry Windwaker.

        • Pikachief

          I typed out a long reply about how the announcement of a game we all know is coming out, a year or 2 from now would not detract from Wind Waker sales, but deleted it cuz I suppose it would for Wii U Bundles.

          • link2nintendo

            It’s not that it would directly influence Wind Waker HD sales, it’s more that the buzz will be on Zelda WiiU instead of Wind Waker or A Link Between Worlds, which would redirect all the word of mouth promotion–which could potentially lead to fewer Wind Waker sales.

        • NintendoNoob

          didn’t Nintendo say they did want to reveal the new Wii U Zelda?

          • RoyRelapse

            They wanted to do that with the E3 direct yes, but they pulled it out, would cause to much eyes being taken off Wind Waker HD. Later Miyamoto said that they are going to show it after “we enjoyed Wind Waker” so expect it to be revealed at the end of this year, or early 2014.

          • DragonSilths

            They could have revealed it at E3, but chose not to.

    • RoboticLink

      I sure hope so, that bundle looks nice!

  • Nathan Ostroski

    Great timing…plenty of time to beat it 100% and then be ready for arkham origins!!!

  • So the email I got from Best Buy last week regarding my Pre-order was right.

  • TCar

    Pre-order time!

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    I have GC version not open and never got to play it, but this zelda ww HD version will be my first time playing wind waker since I’d never open my gc ww.

  • Shelim Uddin

    I still want my ass pounded.

  • Mr. Hobo

    Great, now I can accurately predict when I need to ready my body.

    • Sqarticus

      My body is always ready.

  • Sam


  • RyuNoHadouken

    weakest Zelda game ever created

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Ive heard the opposite. Looking forward to try it.

    • Ducked

      Weakest Zelda game? I don’t think there’s such thing as “weak” with a Legend of Zelda game…

      • Mark

        Exactly. Notice that almost every Legend of Zelda game has a score greater than or equal to 90 on metacritic.

        • Pikachief

          I might have skipped one or two but I only saw 4 Zelda games on that list. But then again they probably only go so far back.

        • Ducked

          Exactly, like most Nintendo games.

      • Pikachief

        Yea it’s called Zelda II and aside from the music, Twilight Princess. *prepares himself against the onslaught of eggs, tomatoes, and deku seeds about to be thrown at him*

        • Ducked

          Twilight Princess is actually the only LoZ game I haven’t played, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about it. And Zelda II wasn’t a bad game…

          • Pikachief

            Maybe not, but Miyamoto didn’t think it was that great.


          • Twilight Princess is one of my favorites. I liked the darker side of the game.

          • Ducked

            Yeah I heard about that, they made it much darker then the other LoZ games. I really need to pick that up since it’s only $20 now.

        • Agent721

          Here, here…having beaten almost all the Zeldas, including #2 in the 80s, id agree…its the weakest. It was great in the 80s though, just doesnt stand the test of time as well as the others.

        • Marcus Navarro

          Everyone saying this has never played the CD-i games. Oh lawd…

          • RyuNoHadouken

            those dont count…they werent made by nintendo…but yes, they suck

    • Jimmy D. Fugate

      That’s subjective…

    • YayGs

      For me, Phantom Hourglass is the ‘weakest’ of all the Zelda games. And also for me, Wind Waker is one of the best. There is just soooo much to do in it.

    • DragonSilths

      What!!!!!!! No way. Windwaker is my 2nd favorite Zelda game only behind Ocarina.

    • Said no one ever!!

      Seriously Wind Waker is probably one of the best in the entire series. The weakest one is that CDi Zelda

      • RyuNoHadouken

        those dont count…they werent made by Nintendo

        • Still licensed by Nintendo. Nintendo (like other game publishers) often license their characters to be used or have games developed under permission.

          All I am saying is you are in the minority if your opinion of this game is weak.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            I know they licensed it, but had no creative input….no one from Nintendo was involved in production of those catastrophes

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Just over a month. I can wait that long πŸ™‚

  • Ducked

    That’s a great choice by Nintendo. It helps them with there head start, plus Wii U owners are craving games. Smart move Nintendo, smart move.

  • Lassassino


  • Zuxs13

    Nice I am looking forward to this.

  • RayMarioSonic

    Now all we need is a release date for A Link Between Worlds.

  • Jake

    Finally, my first game I played and my favorite game ever is coming out on the 4th. The wonderful 101, Rayman, Zelda, Sonic, donkey kong, and mario. IDK if my wii u can do this. Lets not 4get 2 other consoles, this seems to be a good year for gaming.

    • DragonSilths

      2 other consoles? Xbox One is a Multimedia Box not a Gaming System. PS4 though is alright. Nothing worth while on it at launch though lol.

      • BIG Franky

        i have my PS4 pre-ordered…. but I’m guessing it will collect dust much like my PS3 has for the most part…. aside from The Last of Us… can’t remember the last time there was a “must have” game for it…. I’d say 85+% of my gaming is easily Nintendo….

  • Deadpool U

    Alright not Zelda related but how come there has been no article about the new possibly Wii U PokΓ©mon game rumored to be called ‘Pokekken Fighters’?
    I mean it isn’t even in the rumors section!

    • DragonSilths

      Game Freak came out and said that image was just a concept art, and its not from anything in the works. Its unfortunate but it is what it is…

      • Deadpool U

        Where did you hear that? Because that’s too good to be concept art.

        • DragonSilths
          • Deadpool U

            I read another article on Nintendoinsider that says the same thing but a Nintendo spokesman says that it’s nothing to announce at this time so that doesn’t mean there is a not game in development or they’re experimenting which only helps my theory.

          • DragonSilths

            Nintendo Spokesmen are not credible. One said Smash Bros 3DS is coming out soon, by the end of the year. They don’t know anything. They just say what they think will happen.

        • DragonSilths

          I posted a link, but its gone???

          • Deadpool U

            And my post is gone too! So I’ll tell yes the image is concept art but they said ‘nothing to announce at this time’ which doesn’t deny the game being in development.

  • Mochlum

    Woo, a Friday release! I can download it at midnight and be able to play it when I get back from school. Then I’ll have a very good weekend πŸ˜€

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    I wasn’t thinkig on buying this game because i played it on game cube, but now I’m thinking on buying it I’m getting motivated. “),,,

  • Entropyguy

    Nice! Just in time for my birthday!

  • aldo2410

    That’s enough time to save a few money, I hope to buy it in the first week since the release, and that’s how our savings dissapear before christmas

  • Sharingan

    I’ve already preorder it and I’m ready.

  • Laquandra Washpon

    Hope HD Wand Wanker ain’t motion-plus control like other Zelda.

  • therealruben1

    My body is ready

  • sd


  • Nintendoro

    Same here. You never know what those sneaky Nintendo guys will announce next. There’s always surprise waiting.. πŸ™‚

  • Einar

    I’m so hyped for this game. The moment it was announced I went online and reserved a pre-order πŸ™‚

  • fireheartis1

    Yes this is cool I can’t wait to play it. To bad it wont come out on September 26th though, that’s the day after my birthday lol.

  • Cyrus

    About that bundle, was there any more information other than that screenshot with a painted gamepad?
    If so, i think that could as well be just a decal accessory, maybe included into the gamebox.

  • Javy G

    Pre-Ordered Last Weekend!

  • Christopher Acuna

    Woot woot.

  • Alex

    bad graphics

    • RoyRelapse

      Just wailt till we can compare those games to Zelda U….

      • He is just an idiot. The gamecube was capable of offering a more realistic art style than this when this game was originally released. He is graphics whore troll that has no appreciation for art style in video games. If it is not ultra-realistic then the graphics suck

    • It’s called Art style you twit.

    • Nintendude

      Gameplay > Graphics

  • JBeauregard

    This makes my heart smile! πŸ™‚

  • Never played this game. Can’t wait!

  • Nathan DeFalco

    Sooner than expected! I can’t wait to play this game again. My whole family loves it.

    Also, does anyone think Nintendo will release another 3ds XL special edition when A Link Between Worlds comes out? I’m buying an XL just for that game and was wondering if I should wait or get one now (if I see a sale or something).

    With Pokemon and Animal Cross getting one, my hopes of a Zelda 3DSXL LE are dwindling. Doesn’t seem to me that they’ll put out yet another one this year.

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  • Ace J

    its coming to Seattle!!?? sweet i should definitely go see it. but i dont wanna go by myself :'(

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    i just went to check nintendo of americas twitter, and it said windwaker HD will be released in america the 20 september, whats this bullshit all about

    • chiguimania

      It arrives on October 4 at retail, but September 20th on the eShop

  • 00EpicGamer00

    I told you people! But, oh no, you all had to be all like “oh that’s a placeholder date.”

  • chiguimania

    This article should be updated, the eShop version arrives almost two weeks before on September 20th on the US. You can check that info out on the official Nintendo page for the game:

  • Aleks

    I bet a Nintendo Direct acompanies the digital release on Sept. 20, or just before it. So, im guessing, next ND is all about Wind Waker bundle, the game, the 2DS, firm holiday dates, maybe the late “summer” update, oh and a ten min video of the NEW Zelda for 2014/2015. (Fingers crossed!)

    • Selena Gomez

      I’m not sure, but I think Iwata once said that they will announce the new Zelda game in E3 2014.
      They wanted to show it off at this years E3, but they had so much other games to show off, like Super Smash bros. 4, they didn’t want to take the attention away from those games with the new Zelda.

      • Aleks

        Oh, definitely. I was just wishing lol.