A major buttload of rumors have sprung up revolving around the Wii U recently. Please keep in mind that these are rumors and nothing more. We will be sure to update you here on UltraMegaDeathRay.com if Nintendo confirms any of this information.
Amazon distributors first let the cat out of the bag on the price of the Wii U. According to their listing, there are three models starting with the base at $250. Along with that are models set at $300 and $350. My guess, if these listings are true, is that the pricier options will consist of a bundle including an extra controller (considering how much more expensive they will be for this system) and a set of games similar to Wii Sports for the original Wii system.
This listing, which has since been blocked via login, also revealed a release date set at November 11th, 2012. This makes it a week earlier to a prior rumor from a Gamestop manager conference which announced Wii U accessories would be available on November 18th.
It’s already known that Nintendo plans to release their next-gen console before Thanksgiving in order to build up enough hype for the winter holiday season. An event held in New York next week is suspected to get into more explicit details which will likely include the official release date and prices.
Hold on, the rumor mill is still turning! The Wii U entry for the Legend of Zelda series has a bevy of rumors surrounding it. These are lead by it having the largest team Nintendo has ever assembled with several hundred people as well as development taking four years.
This is lining up to be the largest, in terms of level size and disc space, Legend of Zelda game ever. The actual size of the game is said to require it be on a Blu-ray disc. Certain dungeons are said to be broken up into three segments which will take hours to complete. The music is also sure to take up a chunk of memory consisting of an orchestral soundtrack. Make no bones about it, this sounds like a massive undertaking to develop as well as to play through!
What do you think? Does the price sound right to you? Will the Wii U Legend of Zelda be the “killer app” that Nintendo needs? Let us know in the comments below!