Nintendo’s 2015 Game Release Lineup

Nintendo has pretty big plans for the remainder of 2015. With a robust lineup of games and special offers waiting in store for gamers, what’s not to like? The Wii U and 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a multitude of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing said:

Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping. No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015.

Here’s a look at what Nintendo is cooking up this year:

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Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle will go on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.
Available exclusively at Walmart and
Available exclusively at Walmart and


Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker
    Release date: September 11th
    MSRP: $59.99
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World
    Release date: October 16th
    MSRP: $49.99

    • A bundle will also be available that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo.
      MSRP: $59.99
    • Pink and light blue Yarn Yoshi will also be released individually on October 16th for a suggested retail price of $16.99.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U combo pack
    Release date: October 16th
    MSRP: $59.99
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
    Developer: Koei Tecmo Games and Nintendo SPD
    Nintendo Wii U eShop exclusive
    Release date: October 22nd
    eShop price: $49.99
    Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero
    Release date: November 20th
    MSRP: $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
    Release date: December 4th
    MSRP: $59.99
  • Devil’s Third
    Release date: December 11th
    MSRP: $59.99
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow
    Developer: 13AM Games
    Release date: August 27th
    For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the [email protected] demo version will receive 15 percent off the regular price of $14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop’s most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
    Developer: Disney Interactive
    Release date: August 30th
    MSRP: $64.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack
    Developer: Activision
    Release date: September 20th
    MSRP: $74.99.
    For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser – will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack
    Developer: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Release date: September 27th
    MSRP: $99.99
    Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live
    Developer: Activision
    Release date: October 20th
    MSRP: $99.99
  • Just Dance 2016
    Developer: Ubisoft
    Release date: October 20th
    MSRP: $49.99
  • Shovel Knight
    Developer: Yacht Club Games
    Release Date: October
    MSRP: $24.99
    Winner of more than 100 awards, including many “Game of the Year” accolades, is coming to retail stores.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
    Release date: September 25th
    MSRP: $39.99
    The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
    Release date: October 9th
    MSRP: $29.99.

    • A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
    Release date: October 23rd
    MSRP: $39.99
    Release date: November 6th
    MSRP: $39.99
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
    Release date: November 20th
    MSRP: $39.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing
    Developer: Activision
    Release date: September 20th
    MSRP: $64.99
    Gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • Shovel Knight
    Developer: Yacht Club Games
    Release date: October
    MSRP: $24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates “Double Yoshi,” a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo
Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo

Nintendo 2DS News

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.
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