Nintendo America Details Holiday Lineup Including Star Fox Zero

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Ensuring that 2015 is packed with gaming fun for everyone, Nintendo announces a robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year. The Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a huge number of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.

“Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015.”

Here’s a look at what Nintendo has on tap for the rest of 2015:

Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and Walmart.com will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.

Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $16.99 each.
  • A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, co-developed by Koei Tecmo Games, launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Oct. 22 for $49.99, just in time for Halloween. Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X launches Dec. 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Devil’s Third launches Dec. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow from 13AM Games will launch in North America on Aug. 27 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the Nindies@Home demo version will receive 15 percent off the regular price of $14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop’s most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition from Disney Interactive launches Aug. 30 at a suggested retail price of $64.99.
  • The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $74.99. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser – will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live from Activision launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games – winner of more than 100 awards, including many “Game of the Year” accolades – is coming to retail stores. The classically styled adventure launches on Wii U in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches Sept. 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash launches Oct. 9 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH launches in the U.S. on Nov. 6 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $64.99. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version of Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games will launch in stores in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates “Double Yoshi,” a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nintendo 2DS

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D $19.95 In Store At Fry’s With Promo Code

Have a New Nintendo 3DS but have yet to purchase Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for it? Well, now is the time! Fry’s, the American retailer, is currently selling the critically acclaimed JRPG for $19.95 with promo code. It should be noted though that this game is only for the New Nintendo 3DS which was launched back in February 2015. It simply won’t work on a standard Nintendo 3DS console.

Check Out These New Yoshi And Pikachu Nintendo 3DS Themes

Nintendo Japan has given us a look at three brand new Nintendo 3DS themes which are now available to purchase if you own a Japanese Nintendo 3DS. There’s a gorgeous new theme which is based on the charming Yoshi’s Woolly World and another theme that is full of cute dancing Pikachu. The third theme features an iconic Pikachu themed wallpaper. There’s no word as to when these are coming to the west, but they would certainly make a nice addition to the lineup.

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Picross 3D 2 Announced For Nintendo 3DS

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HAL Laboratory and Nintendo have confirmed the news that some of you may have been waiting for. Yes, Picross 3D 2 is in development for the Nintendo 3DS and will be released in Japan on October 1st. The latest version will include 300 3D puzzles. These puzzles will be based upon various themes including food, animals, buildings and many more. Picross 3D 2 features a number of additional difficulty levels for more experienced players. For those of you who are new to the series there will be optional hints you can turn on. You will also be pleased to learn that there’s amiibo support included so you can scan in the following figures:

  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi
  • Toad
  • Bowser
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Meta Knight
  • King DeDeDe

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Demo On North American eShop

If you are looking for something to play on your Nintendo 3DS today and you are in North America then you may want to check out the eShop. There’s currently a Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX demo that you can play 30 times. There’s two songs available which are “Senbonzakura” and “LOL – Lots of Laugh –”. If you are unfamiliar with the title then you may want to check out this video. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will launch in North America on September 8th.

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Gunstar Heroes Is Coming To Nintendo 3DS On August 20th

SEGA has confirmed that the beloved Gunstar Heroes will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on August 20th. The 2D shooter for the Sega Megadrive launched way back in 1993 to plenty of critical acclaim. SEGA also says to watch out for a developer interview blog post which will be posted next week.

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Dragon Quest VIII For The Nintendo 3DS Will Feature A New Alternate Ending

This week’s edition of Japanese publication Jump is reporting that Dragon Quest VIII for the Nintendo3DS will feature a brand new alternate ending which should satisfy fans. The game also features a number of new additions including a camera mode which allows you to take special booth-like pictures. Details regarding the alternate ending remain a mystery, but the magazine promises that it includes “a surprising development,” “a furious King Clavius,” and “a depressed protagonist.” The magazine also says that there’s a brand new dungeon to explore once players have beaten the game called “The Ultimate Trial.” In this special dungeon you will be able to obtain a special “purple treasure chest.”

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