It looks as though someone on Reddit has snapped a few photos of the Splatoon Wii U bundle which is due to go on sale very soon. The images were presumably taken from Best Buy, as that’s the only place the bundle will be sold in the United States. Anyway, it can be yours from May 29th for $299.99.
While players across Europe will be able to get their tentacles on Nintendo’s upcoming action shooter Splatoon from 29th May, Nintendo has today announced that a Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle will be available from 19th June. This inkredible bundle includes a disc copy of Splatoon alongside a black premium Wii U console with 32GB of storage, plus a black Wii U GamePad controller.
Splatoon is a wild new game from Nintendo that combines the creative and family-friendly fun Nintendo is known for with ink-spraying, turf-claiming action. Just like Mario Kart changed the way family and friends play racing games together, Splatoon welcomes players of all ages and skill levels to the world of the action shooter.
In the game, players take on the role of the Inklings, customisable characters that can transform into squids at the touch of a button. After splatting opponents and covering a level with colourful ink, players can transform into squids and swim quickly through their own ink or use it to take cover and hide from enemies.
Splatoon overflows with lots of ways to play: Teams of players from around the world will enjoy the frenetic four-on-four online “Turf War” mode, which tasks players to cover the most ground with their team’s ink while using the Wii U GamePad controller to see a top-down view of the map as it is covered in ink in real-time. Ranked Battle will bring together skilled players for intense online competition, while in “Battle Dojo,” players enjoy local one-on-one matches with friends. Splatoon also features a robust single-player campaign that cleverly teaches players how to splatter, swim, leap, hide and climb walls, all using ink while battling to thwart the nefarious Octarian army. Players can also use Splatoon amiibo figures (sold separately) to gain access to special challenge stages that will make it possible to earn special gear not found elsewhere in the game.
On 29th May prepare to splat or be splatted as players from around the world take to the turf for a brand new kind of battle in Splatoon, available as a Splatoon Premium Pack bundle (launching 19th June) or standalone game on Wii U.
The US are in luck because the Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set is being released only at BestBuy stores and BestBuy online on May 29th. The bundle includes a Wii U Deluxe console and both Splatoon as a downloadable code, and Nintendo Land as a pre-installed game at the price of $299.99. The bundle will also be available in Europe!
The Japanese will be getting a special Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle at launch and we’ve got some images of it. We’ve yet to get a release date for the game, but we already know that it’s currently in the final stages of development. Hopefully this bundle will reignite Wii U sales in Japan where it has been struggling. The Japanese like a good RPG and this one should hopefully deliver.
Good news if you were hoping to get the Mario Party 10 Wii U bundle that contains a Mario Amiibo as it is back in stock on Amazon. Again, this is a product that sells out really quickly being as the Mario Amiibo is only available in the bundle for a limited time only. Anyway, if you want it I suggest you pre-order now.
Thanks, Nick M