Disc Version of Nintendo’s Remastered Classic Launches with HD Graphics at Retail

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       The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Renews an All-Time Great

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REDMOND, Wash. -- October 3, 2013

Oct. 4 marks a day of new adventures for fans of The Legend of Zelda franchise
with the launch of the packaged version of one of the greatest video games of
all time, the remastered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for the Wii U
home console. The disc comes with distinctive gold-foil packaging and is
available at a suggested price of $49.99.

The disc represents another option for shoppers who want to be a part of the
adventure. Wii U owners can also download the game from the Nintendo eShop for
$49.99. Fans who do not own a Wii U system can opt for the limited-edition
bundle, which comes with a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller
adorned with the gold Hyrule crest and symbols from the game; a download code
for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the
chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code to
download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop. The
bundle is available at a suggested retail price of $299.99.

“For more than 10 years, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has remained a
standout entry in one of the most beloved series of all time with its
distinctive graphics, fun adventures and charming story,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This HD
version and Wii U bundle are cornerstones of Nintendo’s season of value and
variety. These characters and experiences are exclusive to Nintendo systems,
and a must-have for video game fans of all kind.”

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker tells the story of a young boy on an
island who sets out on a quest after his sister is kidnapped by a giant bird.
Along the way, he encounters a talking boat, interacts with many interesting
characters, explores numerous exquisitely designed dungeons and helps a
kingdom emerge from under a shadow of evil. The original game, created for
Nintendo GameCube, earned a Metacritic score of 96, ranking it among some of
the most elite video games of all time. This newly remastered version includes
enhancements that make an amazing game even better. Some changes include
Miiverse functionality that lets players with broadband Internet access attach
helpful messages or fun images to Tingle Bottles, which will then wash up on
the shore in another player’s game. Also, the game now includes the “Swift
Sail,” which increases the speed of Link’s boat, the King of Red Lions.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the
content their children can access. For more information about this and other
features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu. For more information about The
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, visit http://www.zelda.com/windwaker.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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