There was not a Nintendo Direct this morning, but it almost seemed like there should have been. Nintendo released a large amount of release date info for this fall and winter’s biggest titles.
A new combo pack of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U has been announced. The title will arrive in stores on October 16. Nintendo’s biggest release this year is likely to be Star Fox: Zero, however. The title will arrive on November 20, the same day that the Falco Amiibo hits shelves.
Three Nintendo games this year will be released with an optional Amiibo bundle: Super Mario Maker (with “modern colors” 8-bit Amiibo), Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash (with the game’s titular character) and Yoshi’s Woolley World (with green Yarn Yoshi). The accompanying Amiibo will be exclusive to that bundle. “Modern Colors” 8-bit Mario will also accompany a Super Mario Maker console bundle exclusive to Wal-Mart. Fans hoping to pick up a green Yoshi outside the bundle will have another option. A much bigger option, at that. Nintendo will release Mega Yarn Yoshi on November 15. Retailing for $39.99, the plush still maintains Amiibo functionality, giving players a “Double Yoshi” and allowing them to save their favorite Yoshi pattern to the Amiibo. Plus, the young and young at heart can snuggle up to Yoshi at bed time! Other Amiibo release dates include Mewtwo (November 13) and a Mii Fighters 3-Pack (November 1).
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water has finally received a release date in the US. The title will release on October 22. Unfortunately, fans that were hoping to see the game’s European bundle arrive in the US will likely be a bit disappointed. The title will be an eShop exclusive release in North America. Fans that would prefer to try before they buy can experience the prologue and first two chapters for free, but the rest of the game will set fans back $49.99. Wii U owners looking for more M-Rated titles might also be happy to know that Devil’s Third has also been given a release date. The title will arrive on December 11.
Interestingly enough, Nintendo confirmed that Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will both still see release this year, but no date has been given for either title as of this time. The Animal Crossing Amiibo line was also given an ambiguous “holiday” release window, as well.
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