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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.
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