Nintendo has just shared a barrage of release dates for its 2015 lineup for the holiday season. The video game company reveals the actual dates of availability along with pricing for all the titles that will be coming to its 3DS and Wii U game consoles.
In a press release published on Monday, the company included details about some of the much awaited Nintendo games. For instance, there will be a Wii U bundle for Super Mario Maker that comprises the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color Amiibo and an Idea Book aside from the game itself. The package will be available on Walmart starting September 11 for $300.
Star Fox Zero, the sixth installment to the popular 3D scrolling shooter game series, will be arriving on the Nintendo Wii U on November 30. Meanwhile, the action RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X and slash shooter game Devil's Third are slated to arrive on December 4 and 11, respectively. All three will be tagged with a $60 price.
The company used to share this type of announcement to fans via the Nintendo Direct "web show" platform. However, it seems that after the unexpected demise of president Satoru Iwata, Nintendo has adopted a more conventional approach.
The Japanese video game firm has a pretty robust roadmap for 2015. Apart from game announcements, Nintendo has disclosed specifics about new combos for its Amiibo platform. Nintendo also disclosed new pricing for its older 2DS console, which will retail for $100 on August 30. That's cheaper than the present $130 price and will come with a free digital version of Mario Kart 7.
Here's a quick rundown of Nintendo's 2015 release dates:
Nintendo Wii U games
- Super Mario Maker, September 11 for $60
- Yoshi's Woolly World, October 16 for $50; bundle with green Yarn Yoshi amiibo costs $60
- New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U combo pack, October 22 for $60
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, October 22 for $50
- Star Fox Zero, November 20 for $60
- Xenoblade Chronicles X, December 4 for $60
- Devil's Third, December 11 for $60
- Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, "Holiday 2015" (exact release date not mentioned)
- Runbow, August 27 for $15; 15% discount if buyer downloads the [email protected] demo version
- Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, August 30 for $65
- Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack, September 30 for $75
- LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, September 27 for $100
- Guitar Hero Live, October 20 for $100
- Just Dance 2016, October 20 for $50
- Shovel Knight, will arrive in October (exact date not mentioned) for $25
Nintendo 3DS games
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, September 25 for $40; a bundle that includes the game, one amiibo card, and one Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory will retail for $50
- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, October 9 for $30
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, October 23 for $40
- YO-KAI WATCH, November 6 for $40
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, November 20 for $40
- Skylanders SuperChargers Racing, September 20 for $65
- Shovel Knight (3DS version), to be released on October (exact date not mentioned) for $25
New Amiibo packs
- Super Smash Bros. 3-pack Mii Fighters, November 1 for $35
- Mewtwo amiibo for Super Smash Bros., November 13 for $13
- Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, November 15 for $40
- Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros., November 20 for $13