Definitely a big deal. For one thing, it's not going to be the same game. There will be a number of differences from the original version.
Plus, it's just gorgeous.
It's going to prove that the Gamecube isn't the "kiddy" platform everyone makes it out to be.
My origins have been clouded in mystery... some say that I was once a man, known as Hamato Yoshi. Another tale states that I was once merely a humble pet rat of a man named Hamato Yoshi. For the record allow me to state that both are true... and yet, neither is true. Such is the way of Ninjitsu.