During today’s San Diego Comic Con Nintendo of America announced that they will be releasing a NES Remix pack which will be coming later this year as a physical product. Pricing for the bundle has yet to be announced, but it shouldn’t be too expensive.
Those of you hoping to get your hands on the special edition Mario Kart 8 bundle from UK retailer GAME are currently out of luck. The UK retailer has now sold out of the limited edition bundle which comes with the Spiny Shell Collector’s item and Super Mario Kart Racing Wheel. The online store currently only has the standard edition left for pre-order. Nintendo of America announced that the limited edition bundle is available in the US, but can only be purchased at Nintendo World Store.
The Nintendo World Store has today confirmed that you’ll be able to get hold of the special Mario Kart 8 bundle, which comes complete with the blue shell statue, when you pre-order the game with them. The bundle is limited edition and pre-orders start right now.
Nintendo of America has provided a closer look at the Mario Kart 8 Wii U Deluxe bundle that will be rolling into stores on May 30th. The newly announced bundle revealed during today’s Mario Kart 8 themed Nintendo Direct includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of $329.99.
With just over a month to go until gravity-defying racing comes to Wii U in the shape of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo has today announced that a Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U hardware bundle will accompany the launch of the game on 30th May.
The release of the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition represents an ideal offering for first-time Wii U owners, with a black Wii U Premium console with 32GB* of storage packaged alongside a black Wii U GamePad controller, Sensor Bar, and the all-important Mario Kart 8 game disc. With Mario Kart 8 set to feature 16 remixed classic courses, as well as 16 courses that are brand new to the series, both newcomers and veteran drivers alike will face fresh karting challenges with the added twist of a new antigravity feature allowing Mario and company to race upside down or up vertical surfaces.
While the likes of Bowser’s minions – all seven of the pesky bunch – will be playable for the first time in Mario Kart history from 30th May, experienced drivers such as Princess Peach and Yoshi have featured in all games in the series to date. Fans wishing to pay tribute to these two legendary racers can get their hands on new Wii Remote Plus Peach and Wii Remote Plus Yoshi controllers, both of which will release on 30th May, the same day as Mario Kart 8 launches in stores and on Nintendo eShop. Decked out in all pink with signature flashes of blue and yellow, the Wii Remote Plus Peach features a regal touch on the front of the controller in the form of a white crown. Meanwhile, the Wii Remote Plus Yoshi controller comes complete in a green and white shell, with an iconic Yoshi egg adorning its front.
As a reminder, fans looking to pick up Mario Kart 8 alongside a special collectible can also get their hands on a Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle, which comes complete with a Spiny Shell Collector’s Item alongside a physical copy of the game. The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle is available to pre-order while stocks last including from the Official Nintendo Online Store.
Just over one month remains until Mario and other legendary racers from the Mushroom Kingdom line up at the starting grid in Mario Kart 8, complete with 32 new and remixed classic courses influenced by antigravity, new items to unleash during the heat of a race, and a host of ways to enjoy the action including 12-player online competitive play, and four-player local multiplayer
French gaming website Gamesblog is reporting that a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle will be sold in Europe. The bundle includes a 32GB Wii U Premium console with a copy of the highly anticipated karting title. It also includes a one week trail of Wii Karaoke U. The bundle will apparently retail for 299 Euros.
Nintendo Japan has seemingly confirmed that they’re replacing the standard Wii U 32GB Premium pack with the Wii Sports Club bundle. This package will begin to go on sale on March 27th in Japan. The bundle includes a 32 GB Wii U Premium console, a GamePad, Wii Sports Club passes for events like bowling, golf and tennis from the Wii U Sports Club, a Wiimote controller and a wrist strap. The new bundle is priced at 30,000 Yen.
Nintendo of America confirmed earlier today that they will be bundling the new Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controller with copies of Nintendo Land. The new bundle will be available to purchase at North American retailers on December 2nd for $59.99
European retailers Game Mania and Toys XL have listed a brand new Pokemon-themed 2DS bundle that includes the latest installment(s) in the Pokemon franchise. As it is appearing that these bundles will be hitting Europe in the near future, this would be a wonderful opportunity if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to play Pokemon X or Y. Game Mania currently has a listing price of € 149. If you are in Europe and haven’t picked up a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS or played Pokemon X/Y, would you consider picking up this bundle?
Square Enix has officially set a date for the release of the new Dragon Quest game in Japan. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 will arrive on February 6th, 2014, but the most notable aspect of its release is the announcement of a brand new 3DS XL bundle to go along with the game. The bundle is priced at 24,390 yen and will include the handsome-looking 3DS XL console pictured above, along with a copy of the game. The game alone will be priced at 5,490 yen.
Dragon Quest has been in the news frequently as of late, with Square Enix also recently revealing that the earlier installments in the series would be appearing on both iOS and Android smartphones. No word yet on a possible release of the new bundle in the US.