Nintendo Announces Price Cut for the Wii U, Confirms Wind Waker HD Bundle

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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For a few years now, we’ve seen Nintendo drop major news in the form of Nintendo Directs. I know Jonathan has spent the past few weeks anticipating a Direct filled with holiday releases and other crazy announcements. But this news absolutely came out of nowhere. Not only has Nintendo announced the brand-new 2DS system and release dates for their entire holiday line-up, but…something everyone’s been waiting for has finally been (doubly) confirmed.

The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle Advertisement

What you’re looking at is the new The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Deluxe Set, offered at $50 (USD) less than what the Wii U was released at. Not only are we getting that fantastic Zelda bundle, but indeed, the Wii U is dropping in price by $50. No Ambassador Program (yet?), no fanfare—just straight to the point.

The Wind Waker Wii U bundle comes with a GamePad featuring Zelda-inspired gold accents, a full download of the game, and a free digital copy of Hyrule Historia, the amazing volume encompassing the Zelda series’ conceptual art and history from the past 25 years. More information as it comes—stay tuned!

Nintendo’s Facebook Page



A YouTube video surfaced from Nintendo ever so briefly that featured a Wii U console with a very specific logo on it. The Triforce from The Legend of Zelda can be seen on the bottom-left corner of the Wii U GamePad. (Nice!) The official video was taken down, but some quick thinker was able to upload it to their own YouTube account. I’ll leave that link right here for anyone who wants to watch it.

Wind Waker HD Wii U

The Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle will likely get an official announcement in a Nintendo Direct, which we all hope will happen sooner rather than later. We will keep you up-to-date with any new developments. Want to see what we thought of the game? Check out our hands-on look at The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from E3 2013.


About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!

  • Stealth

    good bundle

  • James Best

    Ha ha. I didn’t notice the Zelda details on the GamePad. Call me observant!

  • Games_Of_Legend

    Very tempting but since my Wii u already has DL’d games bound to it i would have to purchase this alone.I cant justify buying this right now.Hell with the ps4 coming out in a few months i cant afford it anyway 🙁

    • Tiredman

      Yeah, isn’t for you =p Its for me and folks like me who needed that extra push to buy the wii u. I expected this since the announcement of the game, so planned a purchase this holiday season, and this is the bundle I will be getting.

  • John Ellis

    I haven’t brought a Wii U yet, so this would be perfect.

  • Xanedis

    I will probably buy Wii U over PS4 if they nail the ‘Shin Megami TenseiXFire Emblem’ game. Though that doesn’t sound like it would happen :/. Might get it later if Wii U gets some quality Fire Emblem games. 😀 I have so much love for that series right now.

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  • Lightthrower

    Wonderful 101 supposedly only sold 5k in Japan o_O

  • Newu Dam

    will amazon have the bundle also or not

  • Klagmar

    Hopefully they release a version with a physical copy of the game – I’ve heard too many stories of people unable to transfer digital content.

  • I’m still waiting for it to hit 199USD, I’m getting the game I want and waiting for that price to crop up, might be awhile, but I’ve got other systems and games to play on.

  • InfernalDinosaur

    this is somewhat enticing, but I’m just gonna go ahead and upgrade my graphics card on my pc instead of getting any new consoles this holiday

  • lesley

    will amazon uk be selling the zelda wii u bundle?

  • Games_Of_Legend

    FYI: this bundle is also available at bestbuy for pre-order