They’ve left it late, but finally Nintendo have revealed the plans that they’ve got in store for the fall season, and this year’s is a real doozy. Not only did they reveal their new 2DS version of the 3DS XL, but they also announced an awesome price cut for their lead system, the Wii U.
Nintendo have already explained that the 2DS isn’t for their more hardcore audiences, but they didn’t want them to feel left out so they planned plenty of surprises for the Wii U as well, the price cut being the least of which.
If you’re an old school Nintendo fan like myself, or even a new fan who has a lot of love for the Legend of Zelda series, then you can’t wait for the Wind Waker HD.
Nintendo have realized that they’ve got a huge audience there, and are rewarding us with a Wii U bundle that will include Wind Waker HD on top of a Deluxe Edition Wii U (32GB internal memory and a black paint job).
If you manage to get your hands on this bundle then you’ll be delighted to know that the GamePad will be emblazoned with Hylian scripture, not unlike the Ocarina of Time 3DS that we saw a couple of years ago. Wind Waker HD will even be pre-installed on the system, meaning you can play from the moment you plug your new system in for the first time.
Nintendo were also kind enough to reveal the release dates for their Fall schedule, so that we can start planning what to buy.
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD (digital version): September 20
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker Wii U bundle (Wii U price drop): September 20
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD (retail version): October 4
Nintendo 2DS: October 12
Pokémon X & Y Versions: October 12
Wii Party U: October 25
Super Mario 3D Land: November 22
The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds: November 22
Mario Party 3DS: November 22
Donkey Kong Returns Tropical Freeze: December 6
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With the new 2DS as well as the Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle, I foresee a very strong quarter coming for Nintendo. They’ve got plenty of great titles lined up, and if they can sit on huge secrets like this for so long, then who knows what they’ve got planned for after Fall.