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Nintendo confirms Wii U, 3DS and amiibo 2015 release dates

Coming away from E3 you could be forgiven for thinking that Nintendo had little in the way of releases for the remainder of the year.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes

Coming away from E3 you could be forgiven for thinking that Nintendo had little in the way of releases for the remainder of the year.

Us lucky Europeans have already received the rather joyous Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Super Mario Maker will be here in a few short weeks.

But what else is there to look forward to?

Well, now that Nintendo has released a near-complete 2015 release schedule for Wii U, 3DS and its amiibo range – quite a bit.

“Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping,” squealed Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015.”

Let’s see, Scott. Let’s see…

Wii U Bundles

It wouldn’t autumn without a hardware bundle announcement. Although there is still no sign of a Wii U price cut, Walmart will receive a pretty decent Super Mario Maker bundle that includes a Wii U console, the game, idea book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale 11th of September, priced $299.96. That’s 4 cents in your pocket, right there.

Wii U Games

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Aug. 30 – $64.99.
  • Super Mario Maker – Sept. 11 – $59.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Sept. 20 – $74.99.
  • LEGO Dimensions – Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available at $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World – Oct. 16 – $49.99. Also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo, priced $59.99.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U Combo Pack – Oct. 16 – $59.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live – Oct. 20 – $99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 – Oct. TBC- $24.99
  • Shovel Knight – Oct. TBC- $24.99
  • Star Fox Zero – Nov. 20 – $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X – Dec. 4 – $59.99.
  • Devil’s Third – Dec. 11 – $59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie – Date and price TBC.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – Date and price TBC.

Select Wii U eShop titles

  • Runbow – Aug. 27 – $14.99
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – Oct. 22 – $49.99.

3DS Games

  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing – Sept. 20 – $64.99.
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Sept. 25 – $39.99.
  • 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards – Sep. 25 – $5.99 per pack.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash – Oct. 9 –  $29.99. amiibo bundle – $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – Oct. 23 – $39.99.
  • Shovel Knight – Oct. TBC- $24.99
  • YO-KAI WATCH – Nov. 6 – $39.99.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – Nov. 20 – $39.99.

Amiibo releases

  • 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. – Nov. 1 – $34.99.
  • Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. – Nov. 13 – $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi –  Nov. 15 – $39.99.
  • Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. – Nov. 20 – $12.99.

Okay, Scott. We’ll give you this one. Just this once.


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