Other GameStop Manager Conference Announcements Include amiibo
Cards and Wii Remote Plus Controllers
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the GameStop Managers Conference in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced
that the New
Nintendo 3DS system will launch in the U.S. as part of a special
bundle on Sept. 25. The bundle includes the new hand-held system, the
Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates and one
amiibo card at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The more compact New
Nintendo 3DS system joins New Nintendo 3DS XL, which has been available
since Feb. 13.
In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch
exclusively in GameStop stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of
$199.99, just in time for the launch of The
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (sold separately) on Oct. 23.
The system is gold-colored and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the
Other news revealed at the GameStop Conference included the debut of
three new Wii Remote Plus controllers inspired by classic Mushroom
Kingdom characters Bowser, Toad and Yoshi.
“More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold
in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive
Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “These new models offer additional
fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games
launching in the next few months.”
New Nintendo 3DS incorporates all the same enhanced features as the New
Nintendo 3DS XL system, including a wider range of controls,
face-tracking 3D and built-in NFC functionality that allows for
communication with amiibo figures. The compact system also features
interchangeable cover plates that can be easily swapped out to change
the look of the device*. Two cover plates inspired by Animal
Crossing: Happy Home Designer are included in the bundle.
cards launch with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
game on Sept. 25. Tapping compatible amiibo cards while playing Animal
Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a way to meet favorite Animal
Crossing characters with their separate personalities and design
requests in the game. People who own the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL
or Nintendo 2DS systems can still use the cards to enjoy Animal
Crossing: Happy Home Designer by purchasing the Nintendo 3DS NFC
Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The
wireless accessory also launches on Sept. 25 and allows players to enjoy
amiibo figures and cards on all other systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.
Joining previously released Wii Remote Plus controllers themed after
Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, three new controllers inspired by
Bowser, Toad and Yoshi will launch exclusively at GameStop at a
suggested retail price of $39.99 each. The Bowser and Toad controllers
will launch alongside the Super
Mario Maker game for the Wii U console on the 11th of
September, while the Yoshi version will hop on the back of the Yoshi’s
Woolly World launch on Oct. 16. Wii Remote Plus includes Wii
MotionPlus technology, and works with all Wii and Wii U games that are
compatible with Wii Remote controllers.
Bowser, the newest member of the Photos with Mario series of Nintendo
eShop Cards, is coming this fall – exclusively at GameStop. Customers
can add $10 to their Nintendo eShop accounts and get the new Bowser AR
card at no additional cost. With the Bowser AR card, players can use
their Nintendo 3DS systems to play and pose with Bowser and other
Mushroom Kingdom characters in the free Photos with Mario app.
For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds/.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
*A #0 crosshead screwdriver (sold separately) is required to remove and
attach cover plates on the New Nintendo 3DS system.
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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
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and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and
Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi
XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo
GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™,
Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and
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Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
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