In recent weeks we've seen sketchy rumours of a Wii U bundle with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD become increasingly reliable. The Gamescom build of the game has also revealed a Hero Mode and a host of other details, so Nintendo is clearly gearing up the hype ahead of an October release. With regards to this prospective bundle and the Hero Mode there's now been a reported leak of footage, which includes a new Wii U GamePad design.
According to an eagle-eyed user over on NeoGaf, Nintendo reportedly uploaded and then promptly took down a new trailer showing the Hero Mode in action and then, at the end, confirming the hardware design pictured above. We've marked this article as a rumour due to the fact that trailers can be faked — the video below is a rehosted copy — and due to the faint possibility that this is a concept and not a final product. Just cast your minds back to the supposed Rayman Legends reveal in 2012 that included NFC figurines.
Paranoia and caution aside, this is looking increasingly legitimate. Let us know what you think in the comments below.