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Nintendo adds a dozen titles to budget-priced Nintendo Selects line including Super Mario 3D World, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D


Nintendo only rarely adds new titles to their budget-priced Nintendo Selects line, so it’s always big news when they do. Today, the consolemaker confirmed that eight games on the Wii U and 3DS will receive price drops in the near future, including fan favorites like Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Wii U Games

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • NES Remix Pack
  • Pikmin 3
  • Super Mario 3D World

3DS Games

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Yoshi’s New Island

Nintendo also announced plans to reissue Super Mario All-Stars (a compilation includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World) for the Wii, as well as dropping the price on an additional trio of Wii classics:

Wii Games

  • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

All of these new additions to the Nintendo Selects line will be available from retail locations beginning March 11 for $19.99.

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Nintendo Download: Super Mario 3D World, Zelda: Link Between Worlds, more


The big is almost here! In fact, we’re just one day away! I refer, of course, to the launch of Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

What did you think I was talking about?

Anyway, new entries in Nintendo’s biggest franchises will be available in stores tomorrow and digital download versions will land on, respectively, the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop at the same time. The two massive games will also be joined by Mario Party: Island Tour, the first Mario Party game for the 3DS.

If you’re looking for a new game that’s available today, Wii U owners will also get the chance to download Edge, retro-style platformer, and Coaster Crazy Deluxe, a new coaster sim from the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.

More information on all of these games (and almost a dozen more) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo dates Fall games including Mario 3D World, Zelda: Link Between Worlds, more


Nintendo is just on a roll this afternoon. After cutting the price of the Wii U Deluxe Set, announcing the 2DS, and officially revealing the Zelda: Wind Waker Wii U Bundle, the publisher has announced release dates for almost every 2013 game they’ve got coming down the pipe.

Here’s what the Wii U’s release schedule looks like:

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (eShop: September 20, Retail: October 4)
  • Wii Party U (October 25)
  • Super Mario 3D World (November 22)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (December 6)
  • Wii Fit U (Holiday)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Holiday)

And over on the 3DS, both The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour will launch on November 22.

In case you were wondering, the release date for Super Smash Bros. 4 is still “TBA 2014.”

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3DS sells 4 million in 2011; New Mario Party, Pokemon announced

It’s no secret that the 3DS is not selling as well as Nintendo would like…

Sorry, wrong article. That was actually the opening sentence to our news report on the 3DS’s August price drop. Needless to say, it doesn’t quite apply on the third day of 2012, as Nintendo has announced that they sold four million 3DS handhelds in the US in 2011.

Besides the sales turnaround of their newest portable system, Nintendo had a very good year last year. Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land became the first games to sell a million copies on the 3DS while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword also pushed a million on the Wii.

To ensure that the 3DS continues printing money, Nintendo wasted no time in announcing that two of their biggest franchises, Mario Party and Pokemon, will make the jump to the handheld in the near future.

The word “duh” comes to mind. As does the word “cha-ching.”

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