NINTENDO REVEALS KEY 2015 LAUNCH DATES AND EDITIONS
Mario, Zelda, Xenoblade, Star Fox and more still to come in 2015
5th August, 2015 – Nintendo has announced details on a range of key upcoming titles for its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, with a string of launch dates and newly revealed special editions.
Unveiled at E3, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes allows three players take on the role of individual Link characters and team up to solve unique Zelda-style puzzles and boss fights. With one life meter to share, working together will be key to overcome the game’s many dungeons…
This new title in The Legend of Zelda series will launch 24th October in Australia and New Zealand.
Following the recent announcement of a range of hardware and software bundles for Super Mario Maker when it launches 12th September, you can check out the Nintendo World Championships and ‘Think You Know Mario?’ trailers to get a taste for how you can create brand new courses as well as play the seemingly endless supply of inventive Mario levels from players around the world.
Coming to Wii U in December, Xenoblade Chronicles X is set amidst an intergalactic war between aliens and human survivors, where players fight for survival while exploring the massive expanses of an unknown planet. Today, two limited edition bundles have been revealed to be launching alongside the game:
- Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Premium Pack: features a black premium Wii U console, a physical copy of the game, an Artbook and a World Map poster
- Xenoblade Chronicles X Limited Edition Pack: features a physical copy of the game, a SteelBook™ cover, a World Map poster, a Cover Art Poster and the Artbook
To celebrate the upcoming launch, the original Wii classic Xenoblade Chronicles is available on Nintendo eShop on Wii U right now (AU$26.00/NZ$34.00)! Those who purchase this game will be eligible for a AU$13/NZ$17 discount on Xenoblade Chronicles X if they buy it on Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console* within two weeks of the game’s launch in December (SRP AU$89.95 before discount).
Fans of limited edition offerings should keep an eye out for Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, coming to Wii U on 31st October. From that day, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water – trial version creeps onto Nintendo eShop, giving players the opportunity to sample action from the game’s prologue and first two chapters at no cost before choosing whether to purchase all remaining chapters. The Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water – Limited Edition bundle will feature a copy of the game in its standalone packaging, a double-sided poster, an art book, four Spirit Photographs, and a SteelBook™ cover.
Launching 29th August, action game guru Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third features a unique combination of shooting and melee combat, with an off-the-wall single player campaign as well as online multiplayer modes allowing for intense 16 player battles. Hear more about the game from the man himself in this developer video.
In addition to all of the above in 2015, fans can look forward to even more fun, with Star Fox Zero (Wii U), Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Wii U), Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U), Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS) and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS) all set to arrive before the end of the year.
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* An additional storage device is required to install both games on the same Wii U console.