Today, Nintendo and Activision announced a Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle. This new bundle will include a Wii U basic system, which comes with a gamepad and 8GB hard drive, a copy of Nintendo Land, and the Skylanders Swap Force base bundle. With the base bundle you receive a copy of Skylanders Swap Force, the portal of power and three Skylanders figures: Ninja Stealth Elf, Blast-Zone, and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler. This bundle will cost $299.99
This new bundle comes hot off the heels of Nintendo replacing Nintendo Land with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. The Wii U will now have three bundles for this Holiday season, The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD Bundle, The Deluxe Bundle I just spoke of, and the all new Skylanders bundle. The Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle will hit store shelves on November 15th.
This reporter’s opinion: This is an incredibly smart move by Nintendo and Activision. Many kids will be wanting the new Skylanders this Christmas, and if they are playing on the Wii, they will likely want to upgrade consoles. The Wii U Skylanders bundle fills both of those needs, and offers a great jumping on point for new players. Plus, it’s a pretty big value for two games and the console at $299.99
by, Bobby Marquardt