If there’s just one downside to buying hard-hitting games for your favourite platform, it’s missing out on the packaged bundles and physical releases that come developers and publishers, release at a later date.

One such publisher known for doing this, is Nintendo are for those of you who didn’t pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, or Super Mario Odyssey, new “Starter Pack” bundles have been revealed for North America and this comes on top of the news of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate themed Pro Controller. There’s also a new 2DS XL on its way and you can read all about each one, right here:

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New Nintendo Bundles, Games and Controllers Open Up Holiday Shopping Possibilities


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition Bundle Launches on Dec. 7


REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 28, 2018 – Starting in September, Nintendo is launching a series of bundles, controllers and “starter pack” versions of games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These items, which range from a Special Edition of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to a New Nintendo 2DS XL bundle in a chic new color, are great for every type of player … and all conveniently fit inside the average-size holiday stocking. 

“We want to give people a variety of options and price points when shopping for themselves or the Nintendo fans in their lives,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Whether looking for a portable system for a first-time gamer or a cool controller to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo has great gifts for all ages this holiday season.”


Some of the new Nintendo products that will launch between September and this holiday season include:

  • On Sept. 28, a New Nintendo 2DS XL system in a new purple + silver color with the high-octane Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed will be available at a suggested retail price of only $149.99. Both of the currently available New Nintendo 2DS XL color schemes (black + turquoise and white + orange) will also be changed to bundles with the Mario Kart 7 game pre-installed on the same day.
  • Also on Sept. 28, the “starter pack” versions of three top-rated Nintendo Switch games will launch in stores. These versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey will launch with the game and a colorful strategy guide at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each.
  • A bundle featuring a new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller adorned with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate logo, a steel case and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game launches on Dec. 7 at a suggested retail price of $139.99. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will also launch as a standalone product on the same day (Dec. 7) at a suggested retail price of $74.99


This is just a sneak peek at what fans can look forward to this holiday season, with many other great games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems slated for release. Three of Nintendo’s longest running and most popular series are coming to Nintendo Switch with Super Mario Party (Oct. 5), Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (both on Nov. 16) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Dec. 7). In addition to the recently launched WarioWare Gold game, some notable upcoming releases on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems include YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS (Sept. 7) and Luigi’s Mansion (Oct. 12).



Source: Nintendo PR


By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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