Speaking to MCV, Nintendo product manager Roger Langford said that the newly upgraded version of the Gamecube original will sell Wii U systems. Nintendo’s machine has been ailing in the market since its release in 2012, with some notable industry speakers condemning the console and Nintendo to “irrelevance”.
Nintendo has a large install base and a lot of franchises that those users will eat up, if only Nintendo would release them. The Legend Of Zelda is one such franchise, and Nintendo’s strategy is to release the Wind Waker HD in a new console bundle, perfect for those who were waiting for the game to come out before they picked up a Wii U.
“For many Zelda fans, this is the first time that they’ll discover Wind Waker and we’re treating the game as a triple-A new release.”
Some may balk at the idea that an HD remake of a game from 2003 would be a full-price disc-based release, but in more than an “upscale” – Wind Waker HD features new Miiverse options, and the game’s new graphical punch delivers more oomph than some HD remakes.
Langford also pointed out that the remake of Ocarina of Time on 3DS helped propel that system to success.
What do you think? Is the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD a system seller? Or will it take more than a remake to sell the console?
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