Includes New 3DS and amiibo bundles
Earlier today, Nintendo announced a new batch of Nintendo Select titles will be available beginning August 26 in the US. It also announced a couple of new game and console bundles as part of a “Back to School” price cut.
The discounted games are as follows. For the 3DS:
- Nintendogs and Cats: $19.99, was $39.99
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf: $19.99, was $39.99
- Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins: $19.99, was $29,99
- Tomodachi Life: $19.99, was $34.99
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: $19.99, was $39.99.
For the Wii U, there’s a smaller selection:
- Nintendo Land: $19.99, was $29.99
- Lego City Undercover: $19.99, was $49.99
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: $19.99, was $49.99
There are also some new amiibo bundles, which include both a game and figure available. These are less heavily discounted, but are considerably less expensive than buying the game and figure separately. Each of these bundles will cost $39.99 and release on September 9.
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Includes Toad amiibo, which unlocks an extra game mode.
- Mario Party 10: Choice of Bowser or Peach amiibo. Amiibo unlocks extra game modes and can collect daily rewards in-game.
- Yoshi’s Woolly World: Choice of blue or pink yarn Yoshi amiibo. Unlocks double Yoshi mode in game and allows patterns to be saved.
These new bundles are already available for preorder on Amazon, including the standard 20% discount for Prime members. It doesn’t look like Amazon has the Wii U or 3DS games at the new prices yet though, so you may want to wait before ordering any of those.
Finally, on the hardware side there’s a New 3DS bundle containing a set of exclusive Mario and Mario Maker cover plates that will retail at Target and Walmart stores for $149.99, down from the normal price of $199.99. A 2DS that comes preloaded with Mario Kart 7 for $79.99 was also mentioned, but I don’t believe that’s a new product.
There’s some good stuff here to be certain, but it’s hard to escape the feeling that Nintendo is running away from the Wii U as fast as it can these days. I can personally vouch for Wind Waker HD and Dark Moon.