Nintendo Selects Coming March 11
Well, look at this. I had received word from a good source that Nintendo was rereleasing some Wii U and 3DS games for $19.99 on March 11, but he didn’t have the list of titles so I sat on the story. Now, Canadian retailer Videogamesplus (VGP) had begun taking preorders on some new Nintendo Selects games, which happen to be releasing on March 11. The only difference is that the pricing is $10 higher, most likely due to the Canadian dollar. So, it looks like this list is true and that all of these games will be receiving a new release at the low price of $19.99 in the U.S.
Here’s what to expect:
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Mario Party Island Tour
Yoshi’s New Island
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Keep in mind that the artwork shown above is not official. It states in small text on each box that is’s not. Plus, it’s obvious it’s not final as some boxes have 2 ESRB ratings, and Animal Crossing: City Folk still bears the Wi-Fi Connection Logo, and that service has been discontinued so it won’t be on the new box. Also, as a reminder the price in that graphic reflects the Canadian prices. We should see them for $19.99 in the U.S.
Some of these will be extraordinary deals, as Nintendo’s first party titles often don’t see price drops. Pikmin 3 for $19.99 is probably one of the best propositions because as I mentioned in our latest edition of NintendoTimes Radio, the price has actually gone up for new copies over the past year or so. Super Mario All-Stars is also a rarity, although I’m sure this edition won’t feature the nice color book that came with the original. $19.99 is still a great price for this edition though. Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Mario 3D World, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze are all easily worth the price of admission.
We’ll have more information on this as it develops. We expect Nintendo of America to issue a press release in the next several days and for retailers in the States to begin preorders shortly.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.