Nintendo claims that Wind Waker HD is a Wii U system-seller.

Posted: September 24, 2013 in Nintendo
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Of course Nintendo is going to say that, right?  They desperately need to start moving Wii U consoles.  On the surface, this sounds like corporate-speak.

But if you’ve actually played Wind Waker before, when it was originally on GameCube, you might realize that it might also be true.  From every review I’ve seen on Wind Waker HD, just about any flaw that Wind Waker had on its original release has either been fixed completely or vastly improved.  They took an almost perfect game and pretty much perfected it.

If you have never played Wind Waker and own, or are thinking about buying, a Wii U, you owe it to yourself to play this gem.  If this is your first time, it’s worth buying the hardware for.  It’s that good.  I’m not shilling for Nintendo here, Wind Waker is simply one of the finest games I’ve ever played in my 33+ years as a gamer.

Nintendo says its HD update of GameCube classic The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker will help shift Wii U consoles.

Nintendo’s home platform has struggled for momentum, with some retailers pulling support for the machine.

But the firm is launching a number of its big brands on the console to help the ailing console.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be part of a special console bundle, and Nintendo hopes it can reach gamers that have never played Wind Waker.

“It is the perfect time for Zelda fans to discover Wii U,” said Roger Langford, product manager at Nintendo. “For many Zelda fans, this is the first time that they’ll discover Wind Waker and we’re treating the game as a triple-A new release.”

Nintendo hopes the remake of Wind Waker can match the success of 3DS’ update of Ocarina of Time.

Langford added: “Ocarina of Time 3D performed positively on Nintendo 3DS and we’re looking to replicate this success with The Wind Waker HD.”


  1. Not for me though personally. I already played this even though it was not in HD. I still own it so why pay for it again on a system that has little else I really want to play? I would love to pick myself up a Wii U but with no games of any interest, I’ll have to wait til the price goes down to at the very least $150.00


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