Nintendo is gearing up for the holidays with two new Wii U bundles…at least in Japan. Dubbed the ‘Play Immediately Family Bundles,’ these special deals include the 32GB Wii U model with several games and services for a better overall value. Hit the jump to see what’s coming.
There are deals, and then there are just straight-up steals. Right now, Amazon is offering the latter. Until September 25, Amazon is offering all three BioShock games for just $20. This BioShock Triple Pack is normally $100, but they’re slashing 80% of this week only. If you’ve been on the fence about getting into this franchise, there will never be a better time than this.
If you’re into staying fit and you’ve got a Wii U, Nintendo’s got a deal for you. The upcoming Wii Fit U, the followup to the very successful Wii Fit, is slated for a December 13 release, but Nintendo has a special offer for you. Starting November 1 you can download the full game over a month early completely free. This download will be available until until January 31, 2014, and serves as a free trial. Once played for the first time, you’ll have one month to try out the complete Wii Fit U experience free of charge.
Grand Theft Auto V releases tomorrow – or more accurately tonight at midnight – and to celebrate, Sony’s releasing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PSP (and Vita) as one of the free games in the newest batch of Instant Game Collection titles. If that’s too much GTA for you, they’re also releasing another game with a very different flavor: Ico for PS3, the HD remake of the PS2 cult hit.
The free releases come alongside a slew of download discounts. Click below to check out the deals.
The Humble Indie Bundle 9 Includes Trine 2, Mark of The Ninja, Brütal Legend and the Eets Munchies Beta
The Humble Indie Bundle 9 is now available which means that you can pay what you want to pick up several indie games. These titles include Trine 2: The Complete Story, Mark of The Ninja, Brütal Legend and the Eets Munchies Beta as well as their soundtracks. If your generous wallet can muster up more than the average which – currently sits at $4.11 as of the time of this writing – you’ll get FTL: Faster Than Light and FEZ as bonuses.
Just in case you didn’t get up at the crack of dawn to catch Sony of Japan’s video presentation (this guy sure didn’t…whoops!), we’ve got the big news here for you. As we previously speculated, PlayStation 4 will not launch in Japan this year. Alongside the Japanese release date, Sony revealed pricing, a free game, and a bundle that will include Sony’s Kinect-esque camera.
While Nintendo hasn’t released a new Wii title in over a year, they’re still looking to lean on the now almost seven-year-old system for more sales. Today, the company announced price cuts for three top-rated, top-selling Wii titles: Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort. All three titles will be available for $29.99 starting today.
Sounds like a good opportunity for me to pick up Wii Sports Resort. As it turns out, I’ve lost my copy of Wii Sports and always wanted to try out the MotionPlus powered sequel anyway. Maybe these would be good candidates for Wii in Review?
About a month ago, we were tipped off to a rumor that Sony intends to bundle PlayStation 4 and Vita together this holiday season for around $500. This idea was strengthened when Sony announced a Vita price cut at Gamescom and explained that they always thought of the system as a ‘sister device’ to PlayStation 4, but they stayed mum on any sort of official bundle announcement. That could change soon, as Sony Europe boss Jim Ryan has acknowledged that his company is considering the option.
Nintendo announced today that The Wind Waker HD will go on sale early on Nintendo eShop in North America. The game will be available digitally starting from September 20, while the physical version goes on sale October 4. The physical version will come with gold-foil box artwork, and GameStop will offer an exclusive Ganondorf figurine with a special limited edition of the game.
The Wind Waker HD is priced $49.99, and the Ganondorf edition will cost $54.99 at GameStop.
In addition, Nintendo confirmed today that the Wind Waker HD Deluxe Set bundle will go on sale on September 20 for $299.99 – the same day as the official price cut. It will come with a digital download code for The Wind Waker HD, a specially-branded Wii U GamePad, and a downloadable version of the Hyrule Historia guidebook.
Click below for a full-quality look at the package.
It’s confirmed: the long-rumored The Wind Waker HD Wii U Deluxe Set bundle is coming to North America. The hardware bundle was shown in a new trailer for the game’s brand-new Hero Mode, which we introduced yesterday. It will feature the Wii U Deluxe Set with a custom Zelda-themed GamePad and a copy of The Wind Waker HD.
We don’t have a price yet, but I’d presume for now that the bundle will retail for $349.99. Click below to watch the Hero Mode trailer.
The reports of the 12GB PlayStation 3 model hitting the US for $199 at all major retailers has been confirmed by Sony during their Gamescom showcase. This model has been available in Europe for some time, and like Vita, it will now be reduced to €199 in Europe. Sony’s working hard to squeeze as much out of PlayStation 3 as they can before PlayStation 4 launches.
After several major retailers slashed Vita’s price yesterday, we predicted that an official price cut was coming, and it turns out we were right! Sony has just announced that Vita’s price is being reduced to $199 in the US and €199 in Europe. Additionally, Sony intends to make memory cards for the system much more affordable in the future.