Nintendo reveals Back to School Mario-themed 3DS bundle, amiibo and game deals

Nintendo Summer Deal 1If you’re looking to pick up new New Nintendo 3DS bundle, Wii U amiibo bundles or some under $20 game deals before school starts up again, Nintendo has some plans for you.

Beginning August 26th, Nintendo will be launching a new Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS bundle which includes a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land and two interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates for $149.99.

They will also be  bundling a selection of Wii U titles with amiibo figures for $39.99 each.  These include Yoshi’s Woolly World with Pink Yarn Yoshi or Light Blue Yarn Yoshi, Mario Party 10 with Peach or Bowser, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with, err, Toad.

A selection of favorite Wii U and 3DS titles will be joining the $19.99 Nintendo Selects lineup too, which will now include  Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land and LEGO City Undercover.

Read on for the press release.

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 U and Nintendo 3DS, 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 follows:

Game System
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS
Luigi?s Mansion: Dark Moon Nintendo 3DS
Tomodachi Life Nintendo 3DS
nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends Nintendo 3DS
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U
Nintendo Land Wii U
LEGO 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
Yoshi?s 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
Mario 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
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Toad Unlocks a hide-and-seek challenge

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Nintendo 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for a Suggested Retail Price of Only $79.99: Available now, the affordable and kid-friendly portableNintendo 2DS 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

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