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Nintendo Announces Release Calendar For North America, Europe.

by Donald Theriault - August 24, 2015, 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo

The next step: RIDEABLE YARN YOSHI.

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe both sent out statements this morning setting up the release calendars for the rest of the year.

The calendar is as follows:

North America

Runbow launches this Thursday, August 27.

Disney Infinity 3.0 releases this Sunday, August 30.

Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September, along with a console bundle that includes the Modern Colors Mario Amiibo and the system for $299.96 (Walmart exclusive).

Skylanders SuperChargers releases on September 20.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches September 25 along with the Amiibo cards. Cards are $5.99 for 6, and for old 3DS owners the 3DS NFC reader launches the same day for $19.99. A bundle with the writer, Happy Home Designer and a card is $49.99.

Lego Dimensions releases on September 27, with $99.99 for the base pack and Level, Team and Fun Packs at respectively $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash is October 9: standalone game $29.99, Amiibo bundle $39.99.

Yoshi's Woolly World is October 16: standalone game $49.99, Amiibo bundle (green) $59.99. Pink and blue Yarn Yoshi Amiibo launch the same day for $16.99.

The New Super Mario U and New Super Luigi U from older Wii U bundles will also release on October 16 for $59.99.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will be an eShop exclusive on October 22. The download will be free and cover the prologue, the first and most of the 2nd chapter of a 14 chapter game. The full download will be $49.99.

Guitar Hero Live and Just Dance 2016 release on October 20.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches October 23.

The Mii Fighter Amiibo 3-pack will release on November 1, $34.99.

Yo-Kai Watch launches on November 6.

The Mewtwo Amiibo will release on November 13.

November 15 sees the release of the Mega Yarn Yoshi, a Yarn Yoshi Amiibo approximately three times the size of the normal Amiibo but with the same functionality. It will release for $39.99.

November 20 has Star Fox Zero, the Falco Amiibo, and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Xenoblade Chronicles X launches December 4.

Devil's Third launches December 11. This leaves Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis Ultra Smash without solid dates.

Europe

Disney Infinity releases this Thursday (Friday in the UK).

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience launches 4 September.

Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September with a console bundle and limited edition.

Skylanders SuperCharges launches 25 September.

The Mii Fighters and retro trio (Duck Hunt Dog, ROB and Game and Watch) also launch 25 September.

Lego Dimensions launches 29 September.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer releases 2 October along with New 3DS and New 3DSXL bundles, the NFC reader, faceplates and the Amiibo cards plus an album bundle.

The Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden bundle launches with the game 16 October.

Just Dance 2015 releases 22 October.

23 October sees Guitar Hero Live and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, as well as Modern Colors Mario and Mewtwo.

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water releases 30 October with a retail limited edition and the eShop release.

Chibi Robo Zip Lash and the Amiibo bundle are 5 November.

November 20 has the following: Star Fox Zero, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, New Style Boutique 2 (Style Savvy 3/Girls Mode 3), Falco Amiibo and Toad/Bowser Wii Remote Plus.

The Mega Yarn Yoshi will invade Europe on 27 November.

4 December has the Xenoblade Chronicles X launch (including LE game and system bundle). This leave Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival without a date beyond "2015".

Talkback

broodwarsAugust 24, 2015

Hmm...from this list I think I'll be picking up Yoshi's Woolly World; the Blue Yoshi amiibo; Fatal Frame: MoBW (good price and release style, btw, for bringing in people new to the franchise); and maybe Star Fox & Xenoblade if they review well and I have the time/money.

As for Amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis, it's probably safe to say that they've been delayed to early 2016 due to Nintendo having no 2016 Wii U games likely to release before the Fall (at best).

Ian SaneAugust 24, 2015

Interesting to see Star Fox and Xenoblade releasing mere weeks apart.  Nintendo usually tries to space their releases more.

Well since the Mario Maker bundle has a price we can assume no Wii U price cut before then.  I'm still hoping for one before Christmas.

kokumakerAugust 24, 2015

So many early mornings ahead, waiting outside stores to buy amiibo...

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorAugust 24, 2015

Mega Yarn Yoshi - Yes, plz.

Even better - Mega Yarn Kirby.  I know he wouldn't look like in-game Epic Yarn Kriby (I.e. a piece of string with eyes), but I'd buy him.

broodwarsAugust 24, 2015

I do find it amusing that Nintendo's calling that Yoshi "Mega Amiibo" a "figure". Dude, that's not a figure at that point. It's a ****ing stuffed animal, and if you're cool with paying $40 (essentially Disney theme park prices) for that, great but let's call it what it is: a stuffed animal.

fred13August 24, 2015

Blah Blah Blah Yarn Yoshi Amiibo, Blah Blah Blah Star Fox, Blah Blah Blah Xenoblade X.
That's all I heard.


Really though, I'm shocked that they have the balls to ask for $60 for Mario + Luigi U AFTER Super Mario Maker is out and everyone already has unlimited New Super Mario Levels.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorAugust 24, 2015

NSMWU and NSLWU have 4-player modes.  And slopes.

And I'm going to wager the Nintendo-designed levels in those games are better than the vast majority of what people will make in Super Mario Maker.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorAugust 24, 2015

Probably.
But assuming there will be a few thousand levels (and that's lowballing it) over the life of the game, even if 1% of 5,000 levels are equal to or exceeding the quality  of Official Nintendo levels (not withstanding engine limitations), that's 50 levels - plus the 80-ish on-disc levels.

EnnerAugust 24, 2015

Really happy to see that North America will get the free-to-start version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. A bit sad for those that would have liked a North American retail copy of the game.


This holiday seems to have quite a few games at is, Nintendo-wise. I agree that we'll probably see Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Animal Crossing: Amiibo festival slide in to next year.

Mop it upAugust 25, 2015

Lots of goodies upcoming, and this is just from Nintendo.

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