US: Bereits 250k Zelda Preorders!

News vom 13-02-03
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Wie Nintendo of America heute in einer Pressemitteilung bekannt gab, haben sich in der USA bereits mehr als 250'000 Spieler bei ihrem Händler eine Kopie von The Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker vorbestellt. Dies obwohl die eigentliche Preorder-Aktion erst am 16. Februar beginnen wird. Händler in ganz Amerika berichteten schon lange, dass ein reges Interesse am neusten Ableger der Zelda Serie bestehe. Ab dem 16. Februar werden alle Vorbesteller ihre Bonusdisk mit Ocarina of Time und Master Quest erhalten - die idealen Abenteuer um sich auf den Launch von Wind Waker im März einzustimmen.

Hier noch die offizielle Pressemitteilung:

A Legendary Offer: Zelda CubedEager Consumers Jump Start The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Pre-Sell Program - The wait is almost over.

REDMOND, Wash. - Feb. 13, 2003 - On Feb. 16th, Nintendo of America Inc. kicks off the official pre-sell program for the eagerly awaited Nintendo GameCube game, The Legend of Zelda
®: The Wind Waker®.

Designed with the overwhelming interest of gamers in mind, zealots of Zelda get a double-dose of their favorite franchise to keep them busy until the March 24th launch of the new Zelda adventure. With a deposit at any participating retailer, consumers receive a limited-edition disk featuring two playable, full-length games originally for the Nintendo® 64: the award-winning The Legend of Zelda®: Ocarina of Time®(a) and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest - an updated version of the game never released outside of Japan. Consumers get all three games for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.95, while supplies last.

Already, more than 250,000 gamers have reserved their copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker before the official pre-sell program has even started.

"This truly is Zelda cubed! Two impressive Zelda games, leading to the highly anticipated new Zelda adventure, for the price of one and only for Nintendo GameCube," says George Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, Nintendo of America Inc. "What better way to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker than to give Zelda fans a collectors item that will provide a nostalgic or for some, a classic introduction to the series."

The latest in The Legend of Zelda® series is an epic adventure that will have the character Link sailing the high seas and searching for clues to his sister's mysterious disappearance. The game is brought to life with incredible toon-shaded visuals and a unique facial animation system. Link's eyes not only show his emotions, but also provide hints and spot danger, inspiring a sense of wonder in players of all ages. Using the Wind Waker, Link learns to compose songs that control wind patterns and even summon cyclones. Connect the Game Boy® Advance, via the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance cable, and players can summon the mapmaker Tingle to uncover hidden secrets to help Link in his voyage.

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