Wii U Zelda Bundle and early eShop Release

Nintendo confirmed today that there will indeed be a Legend of Zelda Wii U bundle. The bundle had been rumoured for some time but Nintendo made that official.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Bundle will be a limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The bundle will launch on September 20 at $299.99.

The bundle includes a black Deluxe Wii U console, a GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game, a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code that can be used to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately at no additional cost.

The digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will also launch on September 20th a full two weeks before the game goes on sale in retail stores. The packaged version won’t go on sale until October 4th with distinctive gold-foil packaging. The game retail at $49.99.

GameStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine bundled with the packaged game at a suggested retail price of $54.99.

The digital release of The Wind Waker 3D in the eShop and digitally bundled with the console before the retail release is a trend that has been going on with movie studios. Big releases are typically released for digital download a few weeks before the Blu-Ray hits.

What do you think? Will you be picking up the game?

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