Today, Nintendo announced two new Wii U hardware bundles and one new 2DS bundle that comes in three different flavors. Starting in Mid-September, Nintendo fans can get a bundle of a 32GB Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land for $299.99. These copies of games will be physical disks instead of digital download codes. Walmart is getting an exclusive Wii U bundle, with a 32GB consoles, Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo Land coming in at $299.99 as well. The Walmart bundle is only available “while supplies last”.
Handheld fans are not getting left in the dark either, with one new bundle coming in three different colors. For $129.99, Nintendo fans can purchase a 2DS bundled with a copy of Mario Kart 7. The 2DS in the bundle will come in one of three colors: Electric Blue, Crimson Red or Sea Green. It should be noted that the Mario Kart 7 in this bundle is a digital download. The 2DS bundles will be hitting retailers in early October, possibly launching just after Super Smash Bros 3DS.
An all new trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour was released today, showcasing an underwater course, called Cheep Cheep Lagoon. Set to the iconic underwater theme from the original Super Mario, the trailer showcases the incredibly unique look and feel of the course. Knowing where the fairways are could prove difficult on Cheep Cheep Lagoon, as could avoiding the massive blow-fish that make getting to the green far more challenging.
Mario Golf: World Tour releases exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on May 2nd for $29.99.
Buyers of a 3DS in March are in for a terrific deal. Nintendo announced today that anyone who buys a 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS, and one of six qualifying games, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, and Yoshi’s New Island, during the month of March will be eligible for a free copy of either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y.
To recieve their free copy, users need to simple register and link their 3DS system and new game with Club Nintendo before March 31st. Gamers then must log into Club Nintendo and select their free game. The download code for the game will the be sent to them before April 30th. The code must then be used before the end of May. This is a tremendous deal, as I found Pokemon X/Y to be one of the best games of 2013. If you don’t have a 3DS, March will be the time to get one.
The Legend of Zelda is returning to it’s roots on the 3DS this fall with A Link Between Worlds. This new title is a followup to the NES classic A Link to the Past, with the same top down gameplay style. Nintendo released a brand new trailer for the game today, showcasing another world Link will travel to, aptly titled Lorule. If Hyrule is the best place, think of Lorule as it’s evil twin brother. Give the new trailer, with it’s 2 and half minutes of new gameplay, a look.
Look for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on November 22nd.