The Wii U Deluxe set will see its price permanently dropped from $349.99 to $299.99 starting on Sept. 20. Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle will be released on the same day at the same price.
The Zelda Wii U Bundle comes with Deluxe Wii U console, GamePad controller with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game, a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and a book that "details the chronology, history and artwork of the series.
The digital version of The Wind Waker HD will also be released on Sept. 20 while the retail version will not be released until Oct. 4 for $49.99. The game comes with an exclusive Ganondorf figure at GameStop for $5 more.
The price drop and bundle come after months of stagnant sales of the console due in no small part to a lack of games for the system. Nintendo hopes to the Wii U's fortunes around for the remaining months of the year not only with the price cut but also new games like Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, EarthBound, New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
"Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history," Nintendo of America’s president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime said in a released statement. "Today we’re making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered."
Not mentioned in the press release from Nintendo is the Basic Wii U version that was selling at $249.99 before Nintendo quietly pulled it from store shelves.
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