Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle hinted in since-pulled trailer

News of a special Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle may have leaked early in a trailer for the game's Hero Mode. The trailer has since been pulled, but is currently viewable on Daily Motion (via CVG).

The trailer shows a black Wii U (presumably with the standard 32 GB of storage) and a special GamePad with some Zelda faux-filigree. It gives no indication of price or release date, but Destructoid reported last week on a Wind Waker HD bundle coming for $350. That puts it at the same price as the Nintendo Land-bearing Wii U Deluxe Bundle.

Nintendo told Polygon that it has nothing to announce at this time, but it looks pretty solid to us. If you don't have a Wii U yet, might this new bundle be enough to tempt you?


  • db1331 - August 27, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    I'd pay $200 for that. I'd consider it at $250. Not $350 though. This is exactly the bundle I've been waiting for, but it's still too expensive, and there aren't any other games for the system yet anyway.
  • brickman409 - August 27, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    You know this bundle is only going to go up in price, right? Any special edition of Nintendo consoles get crazy expensive on ebay and from other resellers, just shortly after they cease production. Take a look at the Zelda special edition 3DS, a boxed one goes for over $300 on Ebay. You could just buy this and make a profit selling it about a year later. But then again, I guess you couldn't play it if you wanted to keep it sealed :\
  • Fox_Mulder - August 27, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    I got mine for Pikmin 3 a couple weeks ago, and I have Splinter Cell and New Super Mario Bros. for it. But yeah, Mario is essentially the same as the others, and you can also get Splinter Cell on other consoles. Pikmin is great, but there needs to be more. I'm hoping the new Mario and WW HD will hold me off until some really great games start coming, but there's definitely an early 3DS vibe going on with the Wii U. I totally understand your reasons, you're not going to pay $350 for a new Nintendo machine. The Gamepad functionality is pretty cool though, I can play Splinter Cell in my bed with only the Gamepad, it can also control my TV volume, etc. But that's still not enough to warrant the $350 price tag. And let's face it, you don't want the basic version with the measly 6 something gigs worth of space. Wii U needs: 3rd party support from someone that isn't Ubisoft. More utilization of Nintendo's franchises (the last Star Fox game we saw was in 2005, not counting SF 64 3D). It needs a bigger hard drive. I mean, PS4 and Xbox One are launching with 500 GB disks. Compared to Wii U's max 32 GB. I've downloaded most of my Wii U games, but I got lucky and had a spare external HDD lying around. Finally, a price drop. Even though a price drop means they will lose money for every Wii U sold, if they didn't sell as well they would save themselves some money. But dropping the Wii U's price is vital to get a good install base, then they need to drop the big name titles and watch people go crazygonuts.
  • emersong - August 28, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    $200? U must be a Michael patcher son to be saying insane things the 3DS sales well from about $230 special editions but the wii u would still be a great investment at $400 so $350 would be a steel
  • avedon-arcade - August 26, 2013 7:50 p.m.

    I'd love to have it. If it was a newer Zelda or something else. I want to get a Wii U but having had Wind Waker already, it's not enough to pull me in just yet. Even though I'd love a Zelda branded system, a cheaply motifed Gamepad over it being all gold or something special hardly seems worth it.
  • SnakeinmyBoot - August 26, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    Yeah, I 'd get this, too, if it brought something new to the game or had a more custom look to the hardware. Hero mode and HD graphics that make everything look plastic is still not enough to warrant me buying this. I'll wait and see if anything else comes up before October.
  • TheMariner - August 26, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    Yeah, I think I'd probably get this bundle. Really though, I'm holding out on getting a Wii U until Monolith Soft's X game comes out. That or Bayonetta 2, whichever gets released first.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - August 26, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    Zelda isn't going to save the Wii U's ass. Skyward Sword didn't even sell more than Uncharted 3 despite the fact that there's 30 million more Wii's out there than PS3s
  • jason-lacour - August 26, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    We don't know about the next Zelda though and lots of people are anticipating it more than anything else. And for Skyward Sword, it did 3 mill+ and was just a few hundred over Majora's Mask sales numbers. It did well to land in the mid-range. If you want low end numbers then you're looking at Minish Cap and Twilight Princess (Gamecube version) with only 1 mil each (for clarification purpose Twilight Princess on Wii got 7 mill+) Skyward Sword came in at a weird time in the consoles life and people were burnt out on motion controls and many just berated it for even using motion controls.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - August 26, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    I just don't think Nintendo can turn it around with only first party titles. They need to win back third party support.
  • shawksta - August 26, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    To be fair, Wind Waker only exists because of experimenting and because Nintendo wants to put out a console game to tide over the wait for the New Zelda and they get complaints for taking too long. "Saving"? From what? Its the sales Wii U needs, otherwise it gets unique games its in library that makes it different. And frankly the fanboyism isn't gonna stop, third party, or no third party, its gonna be the same result:
  • Vonter - August 26, 2013 7:01 p.m.

    Well to be fair most of those games are niche titles. Not the major selling blockbusters fanboy and media like to talk and praise so much. What it is true is that, well Nintendo consoles tend to give chance to some unique ideas that stray from the norm. Upcoming next is the Wonderful 101, that looks to be a pretty challenging beat em up, and has a similar charm of Viewtiful Joe.
  • shawksta - August 27, 2013 12:50 a.m.

    The point of the picture are fanboy reactions to the game when it eventually gets a good score. But yeah your right. Im excited for W101, but goddamn it i still dont have a Wii U
  • RODTheMaster - August 26, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Throw in some kind of gold peripheral with a triforce on it and they've got themselves a buyer.
  • DragonLord23 - August 26, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    This would get me to buy a Wii U. Zelda is what I am waiting for and if the bundle is true, which I give a 99.9 percent chance it is, then thats the one I will buy.
  • slimjim441 - August 26, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    I was hoping the Wii-U would get a price cut before this game came out, but unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to resist the glorious HDness of Wind Waker hoping for Best Buy or Wal-Mart to have a holiday sale.

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