It was announced earlier today that the regular New Nintendo 3DS with the changeable cover plates is finally coming to the United States. It will be available September 25th and will be bundled with the endearing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. You can pre-order the system now for $219 at GameStop. The bundle also includes two cover plates and one amiibo card.
If you are in the United States and wish to play Super Mario Maker before release you may want to think about heading down to GameStop. The company will be holding a Super Mario Maker themed event which will be held at GameStop stores on Saturday, August 29th from 12pm – 3pm (local time). If you decide to pre-order Super Mario Maker from GameStop then you can get a free poster. To see whether or not your local store is participating just visit the official site, here.
Reddit amiibo moderator FlapSnapple is reporting that the various amiibo that are due to go on sale on September 11th at GameStop won’t be available for pre-order this time around. If this proves to be true (and FlapSnapple has a decent track record) then it is no doubt going to be a pain for amiibo collectors. The four amiibo that are apparently set to go on sale on September 11th are Ganondorf, Olimar, Zero Suit Samus and 8-Bit Classic Mario.
- There will be no preorders
- A limited amount will be available on GameStop.com
- Allocation sent to each store based on previous amiibo sales (This is the same thing they said about the Retro 3-Pack)
- amiibo would be sold on a first come / first serve basis (as usual)
- No word yet on if they will do tickets like they did for the Retro 3-Pack
If you are in the market for some interactive toys such as amiibo or Disney Infinity then you may want to check out the deal on GameStop. The US retailer is currently running a buy two get three free on their pre-owned interactive gaming toys. You will want to get in their quick if there are certain toys that you wish to purchase as no doubt these will go rather quickly.
If you want to purchase creative Super Mario Maker digitally then you will be pleased to know that it is now available for pre-load on the Wii U eShop in the United States. For those of you not in the know, pre-load means you will be able to play the game on September 11th at 12 PM ET at the dot. The only issue is that you won’t get any pre-order incentives like the one at GameStop.
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GameStop will be holding their very own Expo on September 2nd to showcase a number of high-profile video games to consumers. The event, which is held in Las Vegas, will be hosted by the folks over at Kinda Funny Games and promises to be an entertaining one. There’s a number of games on show including the upcoming Super Mario Maker and a number of Square Enix titles. Here’s the GameStop Expo 2015 live stream schedule which you can watch on YouTube or Twitch.
- 10:00 a.m. – Introduction to Live Broadcast
- 10:15 a.m. – Make a Wish / St. Jude Segment
- 10:30 a.m. – Super Mario Maker
- 10:45 a.m. – Rock Band 4
- 11:00 a.m. – Battleborn with special guest Randy Pitchford
- 11:15 a.m. – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
- 11:30 a.m. – Rainbow Six Siege
- 11:45 a.m. – Alekhine’s Gun & Lichdom: Battlemage
- 12:00 p.m. – Xbox One Games and Hardware 2015/Holiday
- 12:15 p.m. – NBA 2K16
- 12:30 p.m. – Little Orbit Titles
- 12:45 p.m. – Mega Man Legacy Collection
- 1:00 p.m. – Uncharted 4 Demo
- 1:30 p.m. – Square Enix Title
- 1:45 p.m. – Street Fighter V Overview
- 2:00 p.m. – Street Fighter V Tournament
- 2:30 p.m. – Street Fighter V Tournament (Cont.)
- 3:00 p.m. – Square Enix Title
- 3:15 p.m. – Square Enix Title
- 3:30 p.m. – Live The Game Informer Show – Reveal Cover of October magazine cover – Demonstration of revealed title live on stage
- 3:45 p.m. – Live The Game Informer Show (Cont.)
- 4:00 p.m. – Live The Game Informer Show (Cont.)
- 4:15 p.m. – Live The Game Informer Show (Cont.)
- 4:30 p.m. – Disney Infinity 3.0
- 4:45 p.m. – EA
GameStop and Nintendo of America have tweeted that the GameStop exclusive amiibo Retro 3-Pack is now available for pre-order. You can either purchase it online or drop into one of your local stores. The amiibo Retro 3-Pack will set you back $34.99 and comes with R.O.B., Mr. Game & Watch, and Duck Hunt figures.