Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nintendo Announces a Strong Holiday Line up which Includes a Wii U Price Drop, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and the 2DS

In stores Sept. 20th for $299.99!
Hey there.  The holidays are coming and we all know now that Sony and Microsoft have shown their plans for the PS4 and Xbox One, but what about Nintendo?  Well, today's the day Nintendo lays thier cards on the table!  Check out some of the news that was just released by Nintendo regarding The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a new portable gaming device, and a Wii U price drop!

First off, the Wii U is finally getting a price drop.  On Sept. 20th, The Wii U Deluxe Edition is droping from $350 to $300.  That's not too bad.  But if you really want to pick up a great deal on the Wii U, pick up the limited edition Wii U Bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for $300!  You might as well get the bundle since you're picking up on the best games in the Zelda series and a Wii U for the price of just a Wii U!  But what really makes this bundle great is the gold lettering and a hylian crest on your gamepad.  Now that's simply a must for any Zelda fan!  The Wii U Bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker will be available on Sept. 20th and will go for $299.99.
In store shelves on Oct. 12th for $129.99!
Also, Nintendo just announced that they have a new handheld device ready to hit store shelves.  Welcome, the 2DS.  Yeah, that's not a typo.  The 2DS.  The 2DS is similar to the 3DS except that it will NOT have any of the 3D capabilities BUT it will play every single 3DS game.  That's not a bad idea.  Even though I love the 3D features of my 3DS, sometimes, I'll opt to play without the 3D feature.  This 2DS would be great for those that do not use the 3D feature and would like to save a few bucks.  The 2DS will hit store shelves Oct. 12 and will go for $129.99.

And just to make the Nintendo pot a little sweeter, we finally have some release dates for some much anticipated games.  Check out the line up below:
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99. 
  • Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99. 
  • Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. 
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99 
  • Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8), Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) from Ubisoft.
Nintendo needs a strong holiday this year.  It's no surprise that they've struggled this year and by the looks of it, Nintendo is looking to finish the year off strong.  What did you think of Nintendo's announcement?  I'm glad to see that it's Zelda heavy.  Nintendo needs one of their trademark heroes to make an impact and though this is the year of Luigi, the one in green to bring Nintendo back may be the one holding the master sword.  Later!

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