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Nintendo Dates Holiday Lineup

"Star Fox, Fatal Frame, Devil's Third dated"

Nintendo has released their holiday lineup and has dated most of it. This includes release dates for games like Devil’s Third and Star Fox Zero, as well as a few new announcements. Before we get to the dates, let’s see what Nintendo of America confirmed.

Like other territories, there will be a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle, which includes the system, Super Mario Maker and the modern-colored 8-bit Mario amiibo for $299.96 exclusively at Walmart. As far as we know it’s the only way to obtain an American modern-colored 8-bit Mario amiibo.


In addition to the regular green, pink and blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Nintendo decided to go nuts and release a giant Mega Yoshi amiibo. The functionality will be the same, just that it’s extra cuddly. And $39.99.

Speaking of amiibo, we now have confirmation of the Mii Fighter 3-pack and Mewtwo’s amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line for North America. In the fifth Smash wave, Dr. Mario’s amiibo will be Target’s exclusive, Bowser Jr. will be Toys R Us’ and the Retro amiibo 3-pack (R.O.B., Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch) will be GameStop’s.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water will release in time for Halloween, and will be an eShop-exclusive. You can try out the game for free, which will get you the first and some of the second chapter for free and the rest will be unlocked for $49.99.

Nintendo also tweeted that Vs. Excitebike will be hitting the Wii U eShop very soon. This is an enhanced version of the classic Excitebike with 2-player races.

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Animal Crossing amiibo Festival will be free to download off the Nintendo eShop, but will also have a physical release in a starter pack. The starter pack will include Isabelle and Digby’s amiibo as well as three amiibo cards for $59.99. Isabelle and Digby will be sold separately alongside K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel, and Lottie. Also spotted was a Reese, Cyrus and K.K. 3-pack.

Previously only in an older Wii U bundle, the New Super Mario Bros. U and Super Luigi U double pack will release separately for $59.99.


Lastly, there are also new Wii Remotes hitting North America: Bowser, Toad and Yoshi. The Yoshi remote releases the same time as Wooly World, while the other two are undated.

Here’s the schedule:

August 27: Runbow (Wii U)

August 30: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition

September 11: Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

5th Super Smash Bros. wave of amiibo (Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus, Olimar, Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr.)

30th anniversary 8-bit Mario amiibo

September 20: Skylanders SuperChargers (Wii U) and SuperChargers Racing (Wii, 3DS)

September 25: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) + amiibo cards

Super Smash Bros. Retro amiibo 3-pack

September 27: LEGO Dimensions (Wii U)

October 9: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (3DS) – available on its own and in an amiibo bundle

October 16: New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Bundle (Wii U)

Yoshi’s Woolly World (Wii U) – available on its own and in an amiibo bundle with the green Yarn Yoshi

October 20: Guitar Hero Live (Wii U) – available in single or double guitar pack

Just Dance 2016 (Wii U)

Shovel Knight (Wii U, 3DS)

October 22: Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Wii U eShop)

October 23: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

November 1: Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighters amiibo 3-Pack

November 13: Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo amiibo

November 15: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo

November 20: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)

Star Fox Zero (Wii U)

Super Smash Bros. Falco amiibo

December 4: Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

December 11: Devil’s Third (Wii U)

Still undated Holiday 2015 releases: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (plus its amiibo line)

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Vs. Excitebike

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