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Nintendo: Zelda Wii U is a system-seller

Nintendo says its HD update of GameCube classic The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker will help shift Wii U consoles.

Nintendo’s home platform has struggled for momentum, with some retailers pulling support for the machine.

But the firm is launching a number of its big brands on the console to help the ailing console.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be part of a special console bundle, and Nintendo hopes it can reach gamers that have never played Wind Waker.

It is the perfect time for Zelda fans to discover Wii U,” said Roger Langford, product manager at Nintendo. 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.”

Nintendo hopes the remake of Wind Waker can match the success of 3DS’ update of Ocarina of Time.

Langford added: Ocarina of Time 3D performed positively on Nintendo 3DS and we’re looking to replicate this success with The Wind Waker HD.”

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