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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
- 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:
- 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.
Welcome to December, ladies and gentlemen! On the average, December is a month that doesn’t see many new releases, but 2014 appears to be different. Six major releases will be available in stores this week, which is extremely atypical for the the first week of the final month of the year.
We start things off with the delightful and adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U. Based on the Captain Toad sections found in last year’s Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo may have outdone themselves with their latest attempt to cram a ton of cuteness into a game while keeping the gameplay appropriate for all ages. Yup, I thinkl Toad in an archaeologist costume searching for lost treasure means we’ve finally reached “Maximum Nintendo.”
Next up is Ubisoft’s cross-country racer The Crew. Available for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Ubisoft held several beta tests to ensure that The Crew’s online modes work like a charm. Also available this week is Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, a new Kingdom Hearts compilation for the PS3.
Speaking of compilations, Nintendo has smushed together both NES Remix games into a Wii U retail disc known as the NES Remix Pack. It’ll be joined by Ultimate NES Remix, a 3DS edition of the NES-based minigame collection.
Nintendo has announced plans to release NES Remix and NES Remix 2 as a retail disc this Fall. According to the Comic-Con announcement, the compilation of retro-inspired minigame collections will be titled NES Remix Pack…
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 26, 2014
A price for NES Remix Pack has yet to be announced, but both games are currently available as eShop downloads for $14.99 apiece. So $29.99 sounds about right for the retail compilation.
After years of uploading their NES catalog to the Virtual Console storefront, Nintendo has decided that a few changes might do these old games good. NES Remix, which is available to download from the Wii U eShop today for $14.99, takes 16 classic NES games and chops them up into WarioWare-style mini-challenges.
For example, relive some of your NES-era favorites like Mario Bros. (knock over as many enemies as you can), Super Mario Bros. (smash the turtle shell to collect 1-Ups on the World 3-1 steps), and Golf (get a hole-in-one).
But NES Remix also embraces the second half of its title with altered NES games that forces Luigi to travel right-to-left in Super Mario Bros., adds a colorful filter to Excitebike, or lets you play as Link in Donkey Kong.
NES Remix includes full Miiverse support and, once again, it’s available to download now from the Wii U eShop for $14.99.