Nintendo has revealed the holiday lineup for multiple first-party video games. According to a report from Gaming Age on Aug. 29, Nintendo confirmed that “Super Smash Bros 4” for 3DS is going to come out on Oct. 3. The console version, “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U, is still slated for a release during the holiday season despite some speculations that by fans that it may be delayed until 2015.
Another big holiday title is “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker,” a spin-off of the unique levels found in “Super Mario 3D World.” The upcoming puzzle-platforming game was previously announced to come out in Europe next year. However, it appears that the same title will be released by the end of 2014 in North America. “Bayonetta 2” also got an official release date as the sequel to the cult-hit first title is coming out on Oct. 24.
Finally, Nintendo is also planning to launch several hardware products for the holidays. The first of which are the Amiibo figurines. The publisher will be releasing the first set of twelve characters, (including Kirby, Link, Mario and Peach). “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U is the first game to feature full functionality with Amiibos although “Mario Kart 8” and the aforementioned “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” are also be using the same interactive figures.
Nintendo is releasing several Wii U system bundles as well for those who have not yet bought the home console. The “Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set” comes with “Super Mario 3D World” and “Nintendo Land.” It will be released next month for $299.99. At around the same time, Walmart is also offering an exclusive “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set” featuring “Mario Kart 8” and “Nintendo Land.”
Nintendo will most likely release another system bundle for “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U due to the game’s popularity. The company already announced that the video game is being bundled with a Gamecube adapter and controller. A screen featuring the console version of the crossover fighting game from the “Super Smash Bros” Facebook page can be seen near the top of this article.