Last month, Nintendo treated fans to a new Mario Party game on Nintendo Switch, and it debuted to the strongest reviews in 20 years. Super Mario Party requires the use of the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers, which means things can get expensive when you want to play with four players. Fortunately, a bundle including the game and some extra Joy-Cons is on the way!
Nintendo previously launched the Super Mario Party bundle in Japan, Europe, and South Korea, and now it’s finally coming to North America. Alongside the popular party game, you’ll get a Neon Green/Neon Yellow Joy-Con pair. This bundle costs $100, but buying the game and controllers individually would run you a total of around $140, so that’s pretty significant savings! This bundle will hit store shelves on November 16th.
Following months of rumors and leaks, Nintendo finally confirmed that Diablo III is coming to Switch during a recent Nintendo Direct presentation. Blizzard’s popular dungeon crawler is coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console with new content play options, including exclusive cosmetic sets. You can look forward to this demonic adventure on Switch on November 2nd.
To celebrate the occasion, Blizzard and Nintendo are teaming up to launch a limited edition Switch. This special console comes with a Diablo-themed dock and carrying case so you can battle your way through Sanctuary in style. The bundle includes a digital download code for the game and an in-game Ganondorf armor set. You can pick up this collector’s bundle for $359.99, or roughly the price of the console and game individually, which means you’re essentially getting the carrying case for free.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated titles of the cold winter season, and Sony is looking to take advantage of that fact. When Rockstar’s next big adventure launches in a month, you’ll be able to pick it up as part of a PlayStation 4 Pro bundle and play it in style, especially if you have a 4K HDR TV to push the visuals to the max.
In addition to a physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2, this bundle includes a 1TB Jet Black PlayStation 4 Pro and a DualShock 4 controller. If you’re looking to pick one up for yourself, it’ll cost you $399.99. That’s the standard price of a PlayStation 4 Pro, so you’re essentially getting the game for free. Here’s what Sony has to say in regards to the extra experience offered on the Pro model:
“On PS4 Pro, 4K HDR TV owners will benefit from enhanced graphics and optimized performance for a stunningly sharp and detailed look (when compared to a PS4 system), as you live, ride and fight to survive as an outlaw in a notorious gang. HD TV owners will benefit from increased image clarity through the PS4 Pro’s Supersampling Mode (you can turn on Supersampling Mode in the PS4 Pro system settings menu). Meanwhile, if your TV supports high-dynamic range (HDR), you’ll experience the picturesque scenery of Red Dead Redemption 2 with an even more vibrant and dynamic range of colors (HDR features also available on PS4 system).”
Red Dead Redemption 2 hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th. Are you ready to head back to the Old West?
Epic Games’ Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world, and this past June it extended its audience by launching on Nintendo Switch. If you haven’t picked up either yet, you’ll soon have a chance to grab both at once while snagging some extra goodies. That’s right, Nintendo and Epic are teaming up for a Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle!
Starting on October 5th, you’ll be able to pick up the “Nintendo Switch: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle.” This comes with the console, the game (which is, of course, already using a free-to-play payment model), 1,000 V-bucks (in-game Fortnite currency), a unique Character Outfit, Back Bling, Glider, and Pickaxe. The bundle costs $300, which is the same price as a standalone Switch, so essentially you’re just getting all the in-game goodies for free.
The rumors were true! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a special edition console bundle this holiday season. The bundle includes a special Switch dock decorated with images of the original eight Smash fighters, Joy-Con controllers with a new Smash-inspired design, and a download code for the game itself.
The bundle goes live on November 2nd, over a month ahead of the game’s release. Pre-orders will go live today. On the same day, Nintendo will also release GameCube controller adapters and Smash-themed GameCube controllers, so you can play in style!
While the New Nintendo 2DS XL just launched in July, the original 2DS is still getting love from stores even now, and so are people in the market for low-cost option to play the 3DS library. Nintendo has just revealed that a new, $80.00 bundle that features a red and white Nintendo 2DS and a digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will release on August 25th.
This bundle was actually made available years back in European regions and has come back as the cheapest option out there to get a variant of a 3DS system with a game. If you have not played a 3DS system and want to check out Mario’s main series 2D adventure on the handheld console, this looks like your best bet yet. The 2DS does not feature the stereoscopic 3D of the 3DS and will not be folded into the iconic clamshell design like the New Nintendo 2DS XL, but it might be a good fit for some customers all the same.
Will you be picking up this newly announced bundle? And do you think the choice of game is fitting or odd for 3DS newcomers? Let us know in the comments below!
The year is quickly coming to a close, and Sony’s looking to squeeze in some last-minute console sales. As such, they’ve teamed up with Activision to offer a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PlayStation 4 bundle. This bundle includes the newer, slimmer model of PlayStation 4 (with a 500GB hard drive), a physical copy of Infinite Warfare, and a download code for Modern Warfare Remastered. This bundle hits stores sometime next week with a price tag of $299.99 USD / $379.99 CAD.
Nintendo is capitalizing on nostalgia this holiday season with the release of the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. Unfortunately, stock has been so limited that they’re virtually impossible to find, as they’re consistently sold out at most major retailers. GameStop recently acquired some more NES Classic Editions, and they’ve begun selling them again, but not as standalone products. Instead, they’re bundling them with other goodies in packages that range in price from $130 to $183.
Next up is the Nintendo NES Classic Playing with Power Edition for $153. This includes the console, the Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics hardcover collector’s book, an 8-bit Link Amiibo, and a Super Mario Bros. question block lamp from ThinkGeek.
The third option is the Nintendo NES Classic Legendary Edition for $168. This bundle comes with the console, the same book as the last bundle, the 8-bit Link Amiibo, the NES Classic Edition controller extension cable, and the Tetris stackable LED desk lamp from ThinkGeek.
Finally, there’s also the Nintendo NES Classic Ultimate Holiday Edition for $183. This bundle includes the console, the collector’s book, the 8-bit Link Amiibo, the lamp, the extension cable, and an NES Classic deluxe carrying case.
Unfortunately, there’s currently no option for the standard console by itself for the standard $60. Will you be picking up one of these more expensive bundles in time for the holidays, or will you wait until a cheaper option is available?
PlayStation 4 Pro is available now, offering improved visuals and support for HDR and 4K gaming. If you’re interested in buying Sony’s new model, you’ll want a 4K TV to get the most out of the experience. That can get pretty pricey, but Best Buy is currently offering a bundle deal that knocks $300 off the price tag. The bundle includes a PlayStation 4 Pro and a 55 inch Sony 4K TV with HDR support for $998.98, down from the $1,299.98 it would cost to buy them individually. This deal is available right now, and you can take advantage of it by clicking here.
Nintendo Switch will hit store shelves in just a few months and Wii U is on the way out, so Nintendo is making one last push to sell the console in Australia. With the holiday season just around the corner, Nintendo has announced that they’re now offering a special Wii U Holiday Bundle in Australia. This bundle includes a Wii U system with a download code for Super Smash Bros. and with Mario Kart 8 pre-installed. Australian gamers can pick this bundle up now for AU $429.95. So far no similar bundles have been announced for North America or Europe.
On October 28th, players can dive back into the world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with the release of the newly remastered Special Edition. If you’re looking to net the coolest gear to go with it, Best Buy may have the bundle for you. With Best Buy’s exclusive “Dragonborn Bundle,” players can become Dragonborn themselves with a special Dovahkiin hat!
The design of this hat can be seen on the game’s box art, shown in the pictures below. The bundle also includes a collectible steelbook and is available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the game. This bundle is available to preorder for $74.99.
Thinking about picking up the bundle for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’ve been thinking about picking up an Xbox One, Microsoft just sweetened the deal. This week only, if you buy one of their home console bundles, you’ll receive a free game of your choice. This deal applies to all Xbox One and Xbox One S bundles, including the recently-announced Xbox One S Minecraft bundle, the popular Xbox One S Halo Collection bundle, and the Xbox One S Madden bundle. This offer is valid at participating retailers through October 1st, 2015.
Last month, Microsoft launched the new and improved Xbox One S. The latest model is 40% smaller than its predecessor, features a built-in power supply, and can display 4K Ultra HD video and Blu-Ray. If that’s not enough to secure your sale, Microsoft is sweetening the deal. You can now buy a 500 GB Xbox One S bundled with the immensely popular game Minecraft, including seven different mash-up packs and three texture packs. If you live in the US or Canada, this bundle is available now on the Microsoft Store and at select retailers for $299.
The full contents of the bundle include:
Xbox One S console (500 GB) with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and 4K video streaming plus HDR for video and gaming – so you can experience richer, more luminous colors
New Xbox One S wireless controller with expanded range and Bluetooth support for Windows 10 PCs
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition download code, with enhanced performance and 16X bigger worlds compared to the Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack download code, which features the Festive Mash-up Pack, Halo Mash-up, Fantasy Texture Pack, Natural Texture Pack, City Texture Pack, Battle & Beasts Skin Pack and Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Builder’s Pack download code, which includes Biome Settlers Skin Pack, Cartoon Texture Pack, Candy Texture Pack, Plastic Texture Pack, Pattern Texture Pack and the Greek Mythology Mash-up
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta download code
14 day Xbox Live Gold trial membership
If you live outside of the US and Canada, you can expect to see this bundle on sale on the following dates:
October 11, 2016: United Kingdom, Western Europe & Central Europe
With TGS just around the corner, Sony has decided to hold a conference to let their fans know about upcoming games for their systems. When Square Enix took the stage to talk about Final Fantasy XV, they revealed a special PlayStation 4 design that was made for the upcoming RPG.
The console, called the Lunar Edition, will be launching alongside the game in Japan on November 29th. The console will include a copy of the game as well as Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. It hasn’t yet been confirmed if the system is coming to the West.
Konami has just announced that Metal Gear Solid V is getting a bundled release in Japan that will include both Ground Zeroes (a prologue that originally launched as a separate game) and The Phantom Pain (the core game), as well as all currently available DLC. This bundle will launch in Japan on November 10 for ¥4,298, or approximately $42. Although it hasn’t been officially announced, it’s likely that a similar bundle will be available in the West, as Amazon and Dell have both briefly listed a “Definitive Edition” for Metal Gear Solid V in recent weeks.
Gone are the days when new Amiibo launched and everyone went crazy trying to secure a copy or two. Despite the lack of new figures anytime soon, Nintendo is still going strong by making older figures available in new ways. Launching on September 22nd, retailers in Australia and New Zealand will be offering Amiibo bundles for both versions of Fire Emblem Fates, as well as for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.
In addition to the respective games, each bundle comes with a different Amiibo. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is packaged with the Ike figure, while Conquest comes with the once hard-to-find Marth. Somewhat surprisingly, the Super Smash Bros. bundle doesn’t come with a Mario Amiibo. Rather, it comes with one of Nintendo’s most iconic females—Samus Aran.
What good is getting Amiibo with a game if you can’t use it though? While this isn’t a problem for New Nintendo 3DS owners, those of us still on the older systems require an NFC reader. Luckily, Nintendo has us covered as all three bundles come packaged with one. Each bundle will sell for AU$69.99 upon release.
Currently, there don’t seem to be official plans to release these bundles outside of Australia and New Zealand. As for the rest of the world? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Would you like to see these bundles come to other regions? What do you think of Nintendo’s decision to include the Samus figure with Smash Bros.? Is there a different figure that you would rather see?
Nintendo gamers have a lot of new deals and bundles to look forward to in the coming weeks, and this morning they announced a new one: one of the lowest priced New Nintendo 3DS bundles ever. On August 26th, Nintendo will be releasing a new bundle that comes with a New Nintendo 3DS and a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land, all for just $149.99—a good fifty bucks less than any bundles that have come before. As this is a regular New 3DS, rather than an XL, owners will also be able to switch out its faceplates, and this bundle comes with two: one featuring Mario and the other picturing dozens of classic Nintendo characters.
This new bundle is confirmed to be available exclusively at Walmart and Target, though neither store has opened a webpage for them yet. How does this new bundle sound to you? Would you be interested in getting it? Let us know in the comments!
This morning we learned that a brand new batch of Nintendo Select games are on their way to North America, but alongside that announcement came the reveal of some brand new Amiibo bundles that we’ll be seeing next month. Starting on September 9th, Nintendo will be selling five new bundles, featuring three different Wii U games matched with a variety of Amiibo figurines, and each is priced at $39.99.
The five games, their corresponding Amiibo, and what the Amiibo does in the game, are as follows:
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
You can see an image from Nintendo showing all of these bundles in the gallery below, and you can visit Amazon if you’d like to preorder them. What do you think of these new deals? Will you be picking up any of these games? Let us know in the comments!
During Microsoft’s E3 Media Briefing last month, they revealed that a new version of Xbox One would launch later this year. Xbox One S is 40% smaller than its predecessor, features a built-in power supply, and can display 4K Ultra HD video and Blu-Ray. Microsoft announced that a 2TB model would launch first (now confirmed for August 2nd) and that 500GB and 1TB models would follow at a later time.
Today, Microsoft revealed that it won’t be a long wait for the smaller models. Starting on August 23rd, you can get a 1TB Xbox One S bundled with Madden NFL 17, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and one month of EA Access for $349 USD / $449 CAD. On the same day they’ll be launching an Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle. Available in both 500GB and 1TB models ($299 and $349, respectively), this bundle includes Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Yesterday during San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that both games in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series would be releasing digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Tuesday. Executive Producer Mike Jones stated that the games will feature cooperative play (local and online) for up to four people much like the originals; the games will also receive some performance, UI, and graphical enhancements to make them better for current-generation consoles and PC. They will be available digitally on July 26th for $39.99 each, or $59.99 for both.
Fans of the series have been hoping for a third installment for years, and it looks like this could be a good sign for that to happen. When asked whether this means anything for the Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise, Jones stated “Anything is possible, True Believers!” What do you guys think; would you like to see this series continue? Will you be picking up the re-releases? Let us know in the comments!