Nintendo Announces Big Deals for Back-to-School

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It’s sort of a good news/bad news situation for the Nintendo-faithful. The bad news? We still don’t have any information regarding open pre-orders for the NES Classic Edition. Okay, that’s not entirely true; pre-orders were briefly available via Toys”R”Us late last month, but the retailer’s limited supply had dried up even before I had a chance to finish penning a pointer post.

But the good news? Oh, the good news is extra good!

Starting August 26th, look for a hot new New Nintendo 3DS system bundle exclusively at Wal-Mart and Target. Boasting two sets of interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates and Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed, the Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS retails for a very reasonable $149.99. Coming in at the perfect size between the original 3DS model’s portability and the 3DS XL/New 3DS XL’s big ol’ screen, it is (in my humble opinion) the best 3DS yet.

Also on the 26th, Nintendo will welcome a number of stellar 3DS titles to its budget Nintendo Selects line. These include must-haves Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Tomodachi Life, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the paltry price of $19.99!

Wii U releases like LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo Land, and that gorgeous HD redux of Wind Waker will also be available for 20 bones. And on September 9th, the Big N is also set to roll out a series of Wii U Games + amiibo Bundles. You’ll be able to pick up Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Party 10, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker complete with a compatible amiibo figure for a retail price of $39.99 ($31.99 if you pre-order with Amazon Prime).

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