Gamecube Zelda Twilight Princess is going to be a license to print money

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/19/zelda-twilight-princess-for-gamecube-is-no-more/
    http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/australia/twilight-princess-gc-through-eb-games-only-in-australia-208754.php

    It's a direct online order exclusive in Japan, in Australia it is an EBGames exclusive and they're only getting ONE shipment, and while its fate in the US hasn't been revealed, it has been pulled from EBGames and Gamespot.

    Holy cow. It's not often you get to know almost for certain what tomorrow's stupidly expensive on the aftermarket games will be. But DAMN. Especially if the Wii version ends up with wonky controls, the Gamecube version may well end up one of the most difficult to acquire games on the aftermarket in history.
     
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    Wasn't gonna get it anyways. But that's still whack.
     
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    Now, I personally only want the Wii version, but my Mom, who has played and beaten every Zelda game to date, does not want to use the Wiimote. I hope we get some in Canada, it will be her Christmas present, hahaha.
     
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    Your mom rocks. My mom hates everything that isn't a soap opera.
     
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    but...but...the Wii is MADE for moms!
     
  6. Edge

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    It was my understanding that it was being released in the us just in december as opposed to at the will launch for gamecube. I think it was december 13th last I heard.
     
  7. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    Things are looking like I'm going to have to forego the Wii for a bit, so I'll be picking up this copy first, methinks (unless I get a work bonus, but I don't know about that one yet).

    That's interesting news though.
     
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    Wow. I might buy the GC version just for its rarity.
     
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    I didn't realize there were seperate versions. That sucks.

    I was planning on getting it for the GC, and getting a Wii later. Guess I have no choice now.

    Why would they even bother making an extremely limited run? Why not just cancel it all together?
     
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    What the f***! I pre-ordered that damn game for my GameCube a year ago through GameStop and now, it's being pulled! Oh, I better get at least a line of credit for the money I put down for the pre-order or I'm gonna be really pissed off.
     
  11. KidDynamite

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    That was the original plan, but it appears to be changing. It almost certainly will come out in the US in one way or another, but now the method of distribution may be in question.
     
  12. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Man, my younger brother is REALLY going to be t-ed off about this... I'm almost afraid to tell him...
     
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    Reread the article. It's been cleared up. We're still getting it. Gamestop just removes games from their computers when they've maxed out their entire preorder list.

    Was scared for a moment.
     
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    Update from the Joystiq article:

     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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  16. KidDynamite

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    Deefuzz owns me.

    However, it still seems destined to be produced in low numbers just by virtue of the state of GC's life cycle, so it may still end up being a bitch to find 5 or 10 years down the road.
     
  17. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    Funny huh?

    My mom who likes to play games like Sly Cooper and such thinks it looks dumb too.
     
  18. Deefuzz

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    LOL I deal no ownage man.

    I do agree that it is an item to get, I will try to pick up one just in case...I have the other two GC Zelda disks that are considered "rare-ish" so why not snag this one too?

    I was just adding that because they probably updated after you made the post, and it clarifies the Dec 13th date for the others. :D 
     

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