REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Leaves won’t be the only things turning gold this fall as Nintendo prepares to launch an extraordinary lineup of games for its Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ game systems. At a recent meeting of GameStop retail store managers from across the United States, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt revealed new details about upcoming releases for several fan-favorite franchises:
A special limited-edition The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword bundle containing the game and a gold* Wii Remote™ Plus controller will be available when the game launches on Nov. 20.
Also for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, every copy in the initial production of the game will come packaged with a special music CD featuring orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.
Nintendo will launch the upcoming Tetris®: Axis game for Nintendo 3DS systems on Oct. 2.
The Professor Layton and the Last Specter™ game for the Nintendo DS family of systems will launch Oct. 17. “Nintendo has something for you this fall, no matter what type of gamer you are, no matter what Nintendo system you’re playing,” said Moffitt. “Whether you’re looking for a world-spanning epic like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the pick-up-and-play puzzle fun of Tetris: Axis or the mind-bending adventure of Professor Layton and the Last Specter, we’ve got you covered.”
The limited-edition gold controller bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be offered at a suggested retail price of $69.99. The game will also be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $49.99, though the gold controller will only be available as part of the special bundle. As an additional 25th anniversary treat for fans who purchase the game early, every copy in the initial production, whether sold by itself or as a part of the limited-edition bundle, will come with a free CD featuring select orchestral arrangements of iconic music spanning the history of the franchise which will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert performances in October 2011. For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.
The original portable Tetris® game was a smash hit on the Game Boy™ system. The new Tetris: Axis game lets players use the magic of the Nintendo 3DS system to jump into the action in 3D without the need for special glasses. The game includes more than 20 different modes – some familiar, some new. Up to eight players can compete in wireless multiplayer battles, even if only one player has a game card**. Tetris: Axis also makes use of the augmented-reality and SpotPass™ features of Nintendo 3DS. Tetris: Axis is part of a stirring fall lineup for Nintendo 3DS that also includes Pokémon™ Rumble Blast (launching Oct. 24), Super Mario 3D Land™ (November) and Mario Kart™ 7 (December).
Professor Layton and the Last Specter for the Nintendo DS family of systems is the fourth installment in the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series. It begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games, set three years before the events in Professor Layton and the Curious Village™. The game contains more puzzles than any in the series to date. As a North American exclusive to the overall Professor Layton and the Last Specter package, a bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton’s London Life™ containing more than 100 hours of additional content will be available to players from the start of the game.
For the record, I'm just joking around. I completely agree with what you're saying.
But sometimes I collect things because they are nice things to collect that reflect my hobby. It's not even about extending value per say, but it's just nice to acquire tangible trinkets/items that are related to the activities I do for fun
I really like this boxart, Link looks so triumphant. Plus it comes with a free CD full of Nintendo orchestrated tracks from the #1 series that has been demanding that kind of music! Oh sweet baby Jesus, be good to me! I am so putting that CD on my iTunes so that I can listen to it on the go with my iPod.
Hey hey now, Wii Sports Resort, Red Steel 2 and Tiger Woods 10 are all better than good games. They're awesome games. I really wish more killer games had Wii Motion + support, though I'd like more killer games to have Wii support period, so I guess the two are gonna overlap.
I LOVE the boxart, and the bundle price. It will be MINE DAY ONE BABY! My hype is steadily increasing. I love how little of the game has been shown; I really think it's going to rock peoples' socks RIGHT OFF! Can't wait to have the CD too.
Also, Layton is gonna be awesome, plus the RPG!? Hells yeah man, give it to me.
I just can't believe I'll be picking up TWO Nintendo-system games in the next two months.
No, seriously, I'm trying to figure out from where did he come up with that comment! Did I miss something? I don't recall anyone in this thread talking about those games. That was just incredibly random.
Nevermind, I figured it out.
Apparently zero was saying that there was only 3 games worth playing that used WM+. I misread zero's comment and thought he was saying that he already had 3 WM+. I then said, "but none of them (the WM+'s) are GOLD. Grantimus then misread my comment and thought that I was saying "but none of them (the games that use WM+) are GOOD. Then he proceeds to disagree with the misread comment.
I will buy the bundle cause for only $20 I can get another Wii Motion Plus controller, plus its a limited release one just like all the others I own. I was surprised that NIntendo only wants an extra Jackson for this bundle. Great Deal! It will be mine!
I will be picking that colletor's edition up and shelving it permanently. It will be worth a mint in my golden years. This is actually a pretty compelling lineup overall. Nintendo will be cleaning house this Christmas.
Tetris Axis being $30 is actually pretty significant. It signifies that Nintendo is willing to be flexible on retail 3DS software (as well as hardware) pricing, and possibly even that the 'floor' of 1st-party software prices is falling.
Will upcoming 3DS software have DS-level prices, or is $30 the new Touch Generations-ish price?
@PogueSquadron I have the exact same hopes. And it looks like it might just deliver.