Nintendo Outlines Release Dates Through 2015

When can fans expect the latest games and Amiibo?

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 08/24/2015 07:30 4 Comments     ShareThis

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.

Which of today’s news announcements has you most excited? As always, let us know by sounding off in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

4 Responses to “Nintendo Outlines Release Dates Through 2015”

  • 0 points

    Well I’m excited for Mario Maker, Starfox, and Yoshi’s Woolly World. I wasn’t going to get Fatal Frame, but that seems kind of sheisty that it’s $50 but no physical release. All this news of Nintendo having no disc drive in the next system (if true) makes no sense to me. Are they trying to alienate fans even further? I want to own my games in physical form, not have them “licensed” to me after I’ve paid $50-60 for nothing but a download. Seems they are just handing the keys to the kingdom over to $ony. Hope I’m dead wrong.

    • 222 points
      PanurgeJr says...

      It’s highly unlikely the disc-free patent is for NX. Patent filing occurs early in the process, and I’m sure NX is pretty far along. It was suggested to me that this could be for a cheaper Wii U, which I do find more likely.

  • 784 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    A disc free console would have a very hard time with retailers. Why stock it when they can’t sell games for it? It’s not gonna happen for NX.

  • 0 points

    I guess we’ll see what happens. Why would they release another version of the Wii U with no disc drive though? Is there a point since the Wii U is on its way out and is considered by some a failure? That makes no business sense, on top of how would you play your existing games on disc? This is why all these kids that think digital downloads are a good thing are completely stupid. You own nothing, and can’t resell it. The way the game industry is going is not good. Nintendo has been pushing downloads for years now in subtle (and not so subtle ways) and it is NOT a good sign of things to come. I won’t pay $60 to download a game, ever. That is a scam.

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