Published on August 28th, 2013 | by octaneblue1
Wii U Price Drop, The Wind Waker HD Bundle, & Holiday Line-Up Announced
Have you been waiting for a price drop for the Wii U? Hot off the heels of the announcement of the Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo announced via press release that the Wii U will get a price cut, and a bundle for the console with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is on the way as well.
The Wii U 32GB Deluxe Set, originally priced at $349.99, goes down to $299.99, effective September 20, 2013. On the same day, a limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Wind Waker HD launches. The bundle includes a 32GB Wii U, a special Zelda-embroidered GamePad, a download code for The Wind Waker HD, and a code to download a digital version of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (read our review here.
The disc version of The Wind Waker HD launches on October 4, 2013 for $49.99. GameStop will sell an exclusive bundle that includes a Ganondorf figure for $54.99. The download version is available from the Wii U eShop two weeks earlier on September 20.
In addition, Nintendo announced the release dates of several anticipated games, listed below:
Wii Party U – October 25, $49.99 (bundled with a Wii Remote Plus)
Super Mario 3D World – November 22, $59.99
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – December 6, $49.99
Wii Fit U – Holiday 2013
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games – Holiday 2013
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – November 22, $39.99
Mario Party: Island Tour – November 22, $39.99
What do you think of the Wii U price drop? If you don’t have a Wii U yet, are you more inclined to get one now because of the lower price? Will you pick up The Wind Waker HD through retail or the Wii U eShop? And which games are you looking forward to this holiday season on the Wii U and 3DS?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section! We’d love to hear from you!