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« on: March 05, 2005, 11:12:56 PM »

the new Electronic Gaming Magazine says that the pre-order bonus for the new Legend of Zelda game is going to be "a bonus disc that features a visually remade version of Link's 2003 adventure [Wind Waker]"... EGM, pg. 56.

you heard right - a separate no cel-shading, Wind Waker disc, done in the new graphics with the more mature looking Link.  unbelievable!  you must put down at least $10.  The first day you can do this is the first of April.  hopefully it's not a Fool's Day joke.

oh, and there are two full-length dungeons that had been cut from the original Wind Waker.  unbelievable!  i will be at EB games on 4-1-05, probably with my shoes untied Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 11:20:29 PM »

Yea, I saw that this morning as well!  Holy smokes, that is a cool pre-order.  Might get me to unpack my Cube...
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 11:25:58 PM »

I'm taking this with an ENORMOUS grain of salt... the date alone is enough to disbelieve it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 11:30:27 PM »

^^^^^ All owned by the yearly EGM April Fool's Joke
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 11:32:30 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2005, 11:41:57 PM »

*Cough* Read the date that the pre-order begins out loud to yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2005, 11:52:21 PM »

Fooled You! One of EGM's better April Fools jokes, almost as good as Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Brothers Melee
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2005, 12:25:54 AM »

I know they cut dungeons fro WW, it really would be nice to play them (with the original graphics, though.)  That is a good idea for a bonus, joke or not.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2005, 01:33:49 AM »

:oops:
well, at least i mentioned April Fool's Day...
AND the untied shoes thing...

darn!  so, there's no hope at all?  EGM really does do this every year (i'm a new subscriber)???
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2005, 02:40:28 AM »

lol
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2005, 02:42:57 AM »

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Fooled You! One of EGM's better April Fools jokes, almost as good as Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Brothers Melee

Nothing outdoes Sheng Long in SF2...nothing.  They shall never top that one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2005, 03:39:28 AM »

IMO, April FOols in a professional publication is not only bad journalism, its just stupid.
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2005, 03:51:28 AM »

except for the fact that they've been doing it for about 20 years now and everyone is pretty much in on it. It's a gag, and who ever said video game journalism is professional? Tongue  :wink:
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2005, 04:14:15 AM »

but my disappointment is immense :cry:   doesn't that count for anything?  not a nice thing to do to a new subscriber!  although i was afraid that it wasn't true, that doesn't mean my hopes weren't dashed, dash it all!
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2005, 04:19:45 AM »

well it's just so painfully obvious when you read the print and look at the picture, even if they remade it with the updated graphics Link would still have to be younger since he was pretty much a kid throughout windwaker...

On a personal note, I think changing the graphics of Windwaker would ruin the charm it has, something about how well it all meshes together.
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2005, 09:52:26 AM »

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I know they cut dungeons [from] WW ...


Reeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyy? Got any info on this? (The third "coloured ball o' magic" that you earned always seemed a little easy, like there should have been a dungeon there.)
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2005, 02:03:41 PM »

Shigeru Miyamoto himself has said it on many occasions, he felt that the two additional dungeons made the game too hard the younger set, shame that he couldn't have just made them OPTIONAL, so those who want to play them could...
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2005, 04:43:51 PM »

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Reeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyyy? Got any info on this? (The third "coloured ball o' magic" that you earned always seemed a little easy, like there should have been a dungeon there.)


Yeah, just as Tebunker said. And yes, there was a dungeon there originally.
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2005, 05:50:57 PM »

Ohhhhhh that pisses me off.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2005, 05:58:47 PM »

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Shigeru Miyamoto himself has said it on many occasions, he felt that the two additional dungeons made the game too hard (for) the younger set . . .


And that's why Nintendo is number 3.
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2005, 07:09:33 PM »

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Fooled You! One of EGM's better April Fools jokes, almost as good as Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Brothers Melee

Nothing outdoes Sheng Long in SF2...nothing.  They shall never top that one.

Ah, Sheng Long. Wasn't that the first April's Fools joke EGM did so long ago? And wasn't the story something about beating the game flawlessly on level 8 with Ryu or something like that?
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2005, 08:46:39 PM »

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Shigeru Miyamoto himself has said it on many occasions, he felt that the two additional dungeons made the game too hard the younger set, shame that he couldn't have just made them OPTIONAL, so those who want to play them could...


Really?  I recall the reason being time constraints and that's the only reason I can find with Googling.  Nintendo is evidently trying to be better about releasing games in a timely manner this generation and decided to cut content in order to make the release date.   Evidently the two cut dungeons didn't even get far into the programming stage before they were removed.

The dungeons being too hard doesn't make sense to me- if the dungeons were too hard, the difficulty could be easily tweaked without removing them.  It still wouldn't have out done OoT wrt to number of dungeons and that game had no trouble appealing to everyone.

Plus, the most "adult" Zelda game, Majora's Mask, only had four dungeons IIRC.
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2005, 09:12:49 PM »

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Shigeru Miyamoto himself has said it on many occasions, he felt that the two additional dungeons made the game too hard (for) the younger set . . .


And that's why Nintendo is number 3.

How are you defining your numbers? Hardware units sold? Game units? Profits? International presence? Nintendo is doing just fine. Stop spending your nights crying into your pillow for them.
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2005, 09:32:02 PM »

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Shigeru Miyamoto himself has said it on many occasions, he felt that the two additional dungeons made the game too hard (for) the younger set . . .


And that's why Nintendo is number 3.

How are you defining your numbers? Hardware units sold? Game units? Profits? International presence? Nintendo is doing just fine. Stop spending your nights crying into your pillow for them.
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2005, 11:45:50 PM »

Aside from the date and the fact that no one else has talked about it, I don't think this couldn't possibly be true (though I 'm not saying it is or that I think it is).  The next Zelda is using the Wind Waker engine, slightly tweaked.  So it would be possible...
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2005, 02:37:44 AM »

IGN Cube already confirmed that it was an April Fool's joke.
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2005, 03:33:02 AM »

Well, I for one was taken in for a while too!
Ha!!!! biggrin  :oops:  :lol:  smile  :oops:
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2005, 06:31:52 AM »

Yep, april fools.
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