Over the course of the next few months, Nintendo is releasing many highly anticipated first-party titles. Many of them are releasing in an attempt to bring the Wii U back to prosperity and, if everything goes as planned, these games should allow Nintendo to have a very profitable holiday season.

Since their announcement, these games have had ambiguous release plans revealed to the public, with titles such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds getting a “November” release and others just being set for the holiday season. The time for ambiguity seems past now, at least according to Target.

The retailer has listed the release dates of many of these games on their website and, while these dates are not officially confirmed, they do seem more legitimate than just the “-insert month- 1st” placeholders that we usually see popping up for the holiday season around this time of year. An interesting note is that all of these dates happen to be Fridays, which would bring support to the idea of them simply being well-thought-out placeholders.

The Target website has these listings:

Wii U

The Wind Waker HD — October 4th

Wii Party U — October 25th

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — November 15th

Super Mario 3D World — December 6th


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds — November 22nd

What do you think? Do you believe these release dates? Or will you wait for the official announcement before you get excited?

Source: Target

Our Verdict

Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.


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