The lights are on
Nintendo has announced the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD with almost no fanfare. The reveal didn't warrant its own press release, and instead was hidden in news about a new The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert.
You'll be able to return to the high seas with the King of Red Lions on October 4, 2013 (Update: A digital version will be available two weeks earlier on September 20, 2013). The September 12, 2013, Symphony of the Goddesses concert in Seattle, Washington will have demo kiosks for both Wind Waker HD on Wii U and A Link Between Worlds on 3DS.
Wind Waker HD will be available for $49.99. A bundle with a Ganondorf figure will be available at GameStop for $54.99. (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company.)
Our TakeNintendo's communication strategy once again confounds us. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is one of the Wii U's tentpole titles for this fall. Hiding the release date in a press release about another concert in a long-running series means that many people are going to gloss over it.
This is the kind of news that Nintendo should be trumpeting, not burying.
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So excited for this. Wind Waker is a game I've never completed thanks to me not being able to afford it at the time and Blockbuster only allowing 1-week rentals.
Cannot wait for this game.
Awesome! If they release Wind Waker bundle on the same day, I will finally pick up a Wii U.
Awesome. I was looking for a new copy right around when they announced this. It's been so long since I've played WW.
Honestly, Nintendo needs to get some better PR people.
Also, very excited for this :)
I AM BUYING THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So it is releasing on a Friday. I guess this means Nintendo is serious about releasing international titles on the same day. That would explain why North America never really got an official announcement because it was announced in Europe, instead it was placed in a press release for the Zelda concert. Granted they should have said this was an international release, but oh well, life moves on.
Well ill be getting a Wii u now to play this and smash bros, I was gonna hold out until smash bros to buy a Wii u but Zelda is definitely another good reason to buy a Wii u also. Its about time lol :)
Glad to finally see a release date for this, even if it was buried.
I agree with your take on this. I can't wait for this game. This will be the reason I get a wii U.
We shouldn't be surprised, the amount of hubris Nintendo has with their IP is like no other game company. Know why? Because it doesn't matter, it will sell no matter what.
Time to set sail for the seas once again.
Yeah, not a good marketing move, IMO. It seemed like Nintendo placed the concert on a higher pedestal than the game. Still, if that bundle rumor is true, I will definitely get that.
Announce the bundle already!