Nintendo Canada Brings Xenoblade Chronicles X And More To CVA FanFest

Nintendo fans rejoice! Nintendo of Canada is marking the first CVA FanFest, happening from December 5 – 6 as part of the Canadian Videogame Awards, with an exclusive appearance from Xenoblade Chronicles X Treehouse Expert Demetrius Boggs. Stop by the Nintendo booth at FanFest for a chance to chat with Demetrius about the ins-and-outs of Xenoblade Chronicles X, play a demo of the game, and enter a daily raffle for a chance to win your very own copy of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition for Wii U!

But that’s not all: At CVA FanFest, Nintendo is also bringing the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games right to you!

Bring your friends to the Nintendo booth and throw down the gauntlet in a no-holds-barred Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Tournament, where each player has the opportunity to win a copy of the game.

If you prefer to work with friends rather than compete against them, team up with two other heroes for a fashionable adventure into the world of Hytopia in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

CVA FanFest runs from December 5 – 6 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (50 Carlton St.) and is open for the public to attend.

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Nintendo Canada Outlines Black Friday Deals On Nintendo Products


Major retailers nationwide will be offering heaps of great deals on some of Nintendo’s most popular games and systems for Black Friday, highlighted by a new Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set that includes the Wii U console and two highly sought-after games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the squid hit of the year, Splatoon, both pre-installed on the system. This bundle launches in retail stores at a low suggested retail price of $279.99.

Save $30 off the suggested retail price of $229.99 on the black and red New Nintendo 3DS XL at major retail stores, while the Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart 7 Bundle and the YO-KAI WATCH Bundle are available for $89.99 at Toys R Us. Walmart will offer the original Black Nintendo 3DS XL system bundled with the mega-hit game Super Mario 3D Land game for a suggested retail price of $149.96.

Additionally, starting November 25, the Nintendo eShop will be offering up to 50 per cent discounts on select downloadable games. More great savings will be available at various retailers.

“Fun is more affordable than ever. Whether you’re a Nintendo fan or shopping for one this holiday season, these excellent deals provide fun game experiences for the whole family,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “These great offers on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and a large number of games represent an incredible value for people who want to make their holiday shopping dollars go as far as possible.”

As of today, here’s a roundup of some of the deals that will be available around Black Friday. See stores for specific dates. All offers are available while supplies last.

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New Nintendo 3DS XL

Save $30 off the suggested retail price and get a black or red New Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99 at Best Buy, EB Games, and Amazon. The New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition is now $229.99, available exclusively at EB Games.

Black Nintendo 3DS XL

Bundled with Super Mario 3D Land game at a suggested retail price of $149.96, exclusively at Walmart.

Smash Splat Wii U Deluxe Set

Purchase the NEW Splatoon + Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Deluxe for a limited time for $279.99 at major retailers.

Nintendo 2DS

Purchase a Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart 7 Bundle or Nintendo 2DS YO-KAI WATCH Bundle for $89.99 at Toys R Us.

Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals

Gamers can treat themselves to a gift and save up to 50 per cent on dozens of the best-reviewed games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. This sale runs from November 25 at 9 a.m. PT to December 2 at 8:59 a.m. PT, and the full list of titles will be available at

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Celebrate Nintendo Day 2.0 With Great Releases From Nintendo Of Canada

Nintendo Day returns this November 20 with Nintendo Day 2.0!

To celebrate, Nintendo is launching great games and showcasing amazing deals and amiibo exclusives to kick start your holiday shopping.

Up the ante on family game night with the launch of the ultra-fun Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii U, where up to four players of all skill levels will be able to volley, slice and lob with some of Nintendo’s most classic characters using some outrageous powered-up moves. And for Pokémon fans everywhere, the player will be transformed into one of 20 Pokémon as they set out on an adventure in a world inhabited solely by Pokémon when Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for Nintendo 3DS hits store shelves.

Nintendo Day marks the one year anniversary of amiibo, and with this, Nintendo has re-released some amiibo fan favourites including Charizard, Little Mac, Greninja, and Falco at select retailers. Making their debuts on Nintendo Day are Mew Two, Mii Fighters 3-pack and Green Yarn Yoshi.

Nintendo Day wouldn’t be complete without some amazing deals – here’s a look at what’s hitting shelves today:

When you purchase any Wii U console at EB Games you’ll receive a FREE Falco amiibo.* Trade-in five qualifying games to receive a $100 trade-in credit against the Wii U. Zelda fans can get the Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL for $159.99 with trade-in.

Toys “R” Us is offering Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS for free with purchase of a New Nintendo 3DS XL. Amiibo fans can buy two amiibo and get the third amiibo for free, also at Toys “R” Us.

These amazing deals in celebration of Nintendo Day are available in Canada from November 20 – November 26, so get them before they’re gone! For more information on these great deals, visit the Nintendo Day 2.0 website.

Falco Amiibo Will Be Available In Canada Best Buys November 27th

According to a tweet from Best Buy Canada’s Reward Zones Gamer’s Club, Falco will be available November 27th online and in stores:

Notably, Falco isn’t Best Buy exclusive, and will be hitting Toys ‘R Us on the same day.

Amazon Canada: Xenoblade Chronicles X: Special Edition Available

If you reside in Canada and are wanting to get hold of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition then you might want to head on over to Amazon. The bundle is now available to purchase via Amazon Canada and it will set you back $129 Canadian dollars. The Special Edition includes the Xenoblade Chronicles X Game, Art Book, One Art Card and Soundtrack with 10 songs on unique USB drive.

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Dark Pit Is Best Buy Exclusive, Even In Canada

Nintendo of America feels the full brunt of the over-commercialized exclusivity deals surrounding amiibo — with the closures of Target, Canada has been able to sidestep some of the worst of the exclusivity deals. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case with Dark Pit amiibo. According to Reward Zone’s Gamers Club Twitter account, Dark Pit will be Best buy exclusive (released July 31) in Canada with no option of pre-ordering. While this is not explicitly stated, there has not yet been any pre-order pages or news from any other retailer, with only two weeks until launch — our deductive reasoning says other retailers likely would have announced availability by now. On the bright side, there will be online stock available the day of, in limited supplies. This mirrors the US Dark Pit launch, which will be happening July 31st.

Nintendo Canada GM: “Wii U Momentum In Canada Is Slightly Better Than The US”

Nintendo Canada general manager Pierre-Paul Trepanier has revealed that momentum for the company’s Wii U console is slightly better in Canada than the United States. Pierre-Paul Trepanier also says that Canada has more rabid Nintendo fans in general, which is very interesting. He also revealed that Wii U sales are up 19 percent this year, based on NPD numbers.

“On the consumer front, Canadians seem to prefer console gaming to portable gaming compared to the U.S., and very much so compared to other markets like Japan, where portable gaming is much bigger. Our Wii U momentum in Canada is slightly better (than the U.S.). Canadian gamers love getting together in the living room.”

“Beyond that, Wii U – which struggled for many years, and to be honest, we’re still not completely satisfied with where it is – had its best year in 2014.”

“This year so far in Canada, Wii U is up 19 per cent based on NPD numbers.”

What’s the feeling internally on Splatoon?

“Our presale numbers were amazing, close to Mario Kart 8 numbers a year ago, which is amazing because Mario Kart is an established franchise.”