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Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition

Posted by Martin Watts

Perhaps you guys should "Triforcing" them?

Nintendo Australia confirmed earlier today that there are currently no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition version. The game is due to release in Australia on 5th October, but will — for the moment at least — only be available in a standard edition.

The console bundle, which includes a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad adorned with a gold Hylian crest, lettering and symbols; and digital versions of both the game and Hyrule Historia is set to release in North America on 20th September and 4th October in Europe. The limited edition includes an exclusive, bundled-in Ganondorf figurine if ordered from GameStop (US) or GAME (UK).

The situation is a far cry from earlier releases in the franchise for Australia. Long-time Legend of Zelda fans may recall that the country was previously the only PAL region to receive The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition when it launched in 1998.

It's important to bear in mind that 5th October is still more than a month away, and Nintendo Australia's plans could change during that time. If we hear something before then, we'll be sure to let you know.

Thanks to WiiLovePeace for the tip!

[via vooks.net]

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User Comments (38)

Rafie

#1

Rafie said:

That sucks! Oh and I see what you guys did there! "TRI-forcing them! Hahaha that made me laugh. I needed that.

MeWario

#2

MeWario said:

First of all, that was the best tag-line in the history of the world. Tri-forcing them hahaha classic. Secondly, this is just another reason to hate Nintendo Australia, the most useless bunch of people on earth.

sillygostly

#4

sillygostly said:

I'm baffled that they've released the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS/Wii U bundles (which is a relatively niche game), but they're skimping out on this. In the past, limited edition Zelda goodies have sold out pretty quickly (e.g. the Skyward Sword Gold Wii Remote Plus bundle, the black Zelda 3DS etc.).

Definitely not a smart move on their part.

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Considering Nintendos habit of announcing things practically at the last moment I wouldnt completely rule it out just yet. Or maybe Australians could just buy a 2DS instead ;-) Maybe they'll get A Link Between Worlds bundle.

Boyoshi

#7

Boyoshi said:

Oh so not only do we have to pay much more than the rest of the world for our consoles and games. But we have delayed price cuts and no Wind Waker bundle... I hate Nintendo Australia

Paperluigi

#8

Paperluigi said:

Im devastated, this was going to be my reason for buying a Wii U. Now I have to import from the uk....total madness. The irony is many games are imported directly from the uk but not the console bundles e.g 3DS animal crossing bundle. All I have to say about Nintendo Australia is meh

Williaint

#10

Williaint said:

They should TriForcing them...
Since they do tend to get things later, maybe they just have to wait until next couple months for the reveal.

skjia

#12

skjia said:

Haha I don't often post because of your puns, but boy that was a great one haha.

Relias

#13

Relias said:

We shall give you the Power, Courage, and Wisdom to "Triforcing them"

Ichiban

#15

Ichiban said:

Looks like ill be importing the limited edition from Europe then. It must be mine!

WiiLovePeace

#16

WiiLovePeace said:

Maybe I'll just buy the Ganondorf figurine seperately on eBay or something. The bundle of game & figurine is ~$100 which is too high imo. Maybe I'll import it from North America or something.

MAB

#18

MAB said:

Nobody even works at the Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony HQ's in Australia...They're too busy riding kangaroo's and smoking gum leaves with Koala's down at our awesome beaches ;)

luminalace

#19

luminalace said:

Nintendo Australia becomes a bigger joke as time goes on! I can't even begin to fathom how you would not release a Zelda bundle here like Nintendo is doing elsewhere. I'm also sad on a personal level that the Ganondorf figurine isn't coming here!

RaymanFan2

#22

RaymanFan2 said:

You guys are on a roll with the taglines.
First that Ratchet and Clank one (on PushSquare) and now this...

RedYoshi999

#25

RedYoshi999 said:

I love that Ganondorf figurine, but I don't want to import it, so instead I will be downloading it (with a UK download code so I can get it cheaper and Nintendo Australia doesn't get my money.) Maybe I will see the figurine on ebay...

Jeyl

#28

Jeyl said:

Triforcing them?... Triforcing them.....

That's the best pun I've read all year!

JayceJa

#30

JayceJa said:

eh, as cool as both bundles were, i probably woulda went for regular anyway; either way, id probably buy from ozgameshop, which is euro imports anyway

Meaty-cheeky

#32

Meaty-cheeky said:

I feel bad for you Aussies, while I will be pre-ording my own special edition Legend of Zelda Wii U today at my local GameStop.

Marshi

#34

Marshi said:

Genuine question: why do australians get a poop deal when it comes to gaming recently?

unrandomsam

#36

unrandomsam said:

If you are in Australia there is no reason at all to not just use US consoles and games. (Its huge before you pay any import duty).

Failing that order it from the UK (Still be cheaper and the same region).

unrandomsam

#37

unrandomsam said:

@Marshi They always have with all technology. They can import without any hassle though. (Never pay any on stuff like a US laptop).

The minimum wage there is the highest in the world.

(Places like Brazil get a much worse deal comparatively than they do).

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