Nintendo Announces Back-to-School Deals, Offers Some of the Biggest Hits for Under $20

Other Deals Include Mario-Themed New Nintendo 3DS and New amiibo

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everyone deserves to have a little fun before back-to-school season
begins – and this applies to both kids and their parents.
Starting on Aug. 26, Nintendo rolls out a stellar set of offers for both Wii
and Nintendo
, including some of Nintendo’s biggest hits dropping to a
suggested retail price of $19.99 each, like Animal
Crossing: New Leaf
and The
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
, as well as the debut of a
new Mario-themed
New Nintendo 3DS
system that comes with the Super
Mario 3D Land
game pre-installed at the low suggested retail
price of only $149.99. And starting on Sept. 9, five convenient bundles
each packed with a select Wii U game and an amiibo
figure will be available. All of these great deals make getting ready
for school a much more entertaining (and affordable) process.

“These back-to-school deals are some of the best and most varied we have
ever offered,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. “Now is clearly the best time to get
started on your essential Nintendo game collection.”

Great Games
for Under $20
: On Aug. 26, some of Nintendo’s most popular and
premium Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are joining the Nintendo Selects
honor roll of games sold at a suggested retail price of only $19.99. The
list of games being added to the Nintendo Selects collection is as

Game       System
Animal Crossing: New Leaf       Nintendo 3DS

Mansion: Dark Moon

      Nintendo 3DS


      Nintendo 3DS

+ cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends

      Nintendo 3DS

City Undercover: The Chase Begins

      Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD       Wii U


      Wii U

City Undercover

      Wii U

This is in addition to the dozens of Nintendo Selects games already
available, from The
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
for Nintendo 3DS to Super
Mario 3D World
for Wii U. Check out the other Nintendo Selects
games at

Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS: Also
on Aug. 26, a New Nintendo 3DS bundle that includes the system, the
wildly fun Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed and two extra
interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates (one inspired by Mario and one
featuring 8-bit renditions of classic Nintendo characters) will go on
sale exclusively at Walmart and Target stores at a low suggested retail
price of $149.99. New Nintendo 3DS is more compact than New Nintendo 3DS
XL and also sports removable cover plates that let you customize the
system’s look. New Nintendo 3DS is one of the most versatile video game
systems out there, and this price (with an included game!) really can’t
be beat. The suggested retail price is $50 less than the suggested
retail price of any New Nintendo 3DS bundle previously offered. For more
information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit

Wii U Games + amiibo Bundles: Starting on Sept. 9, select Wii U
games will be packaged with specific amiibo at a suggested retail price
of only $39.99 each. These bundles are a great way for players to be
introduced to the world of Nintendo’s amiibo figures (and to have
something to talk about with friends on the school bus). When tapped to
the Wii U GamePad controller, each of the amiibo figures included in the
bundles will unlock something special in its respective game. The
bundles include:

Wii U Game       amiibo Character       Functionality

Woolly World

      Pink Yarn Yoshi       Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to
save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure
Yoshi’s Woolly World       Light Blue Yarn Yoshi       Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to
save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure

Party 10

      Peach       Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode
Mario Party 10       Bowser       Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode

Toad: Treasure Tracker

      Toad       Unlocks a hide-and-seek challenge

For more information about amiibo, visit

Nintendo 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for a Suggested Retail Price of
Only $79.99
: Available now, the affordable and kid-friendly portable Nintendo
system is ideal for parents looking to purchase a Nintendo
system for their youngest gamers (and star students!) The system can
play nearly every Nintendo 3DS game in 2D, is available at a suggested
retail price of only $79.99 and specifically marked packages of the
system include the hit Mario
Kart 7
racing game, pre-installed. Combining this great package
with one of the newly available Nintendo Selects games for Nintendo 3DS
gives you a new Nintendo system and two awesome games – all for
the great value of less than $100. For more information about Nintendo
2DS, visit

For more information about all of Nintendo’s products, visit
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information other features, visit

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

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Michelle Mandara