Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Still deciding what to buy during this year’s Black Friday? Make sure to add some fun Nintendo items to the shopping list! Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering deals on two awesome systems that would be great gifts for any person in your life – whether they are longtime video game fans or just getting started.

The first is a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested retail price of only $299.99. That’s basically like getting a free game (which is a $60 value) with your purchase of Nintendo Switch! And to make driving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel even more realistic, Nintendo is also offering a set of two white Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99. Playing with the Joy-Con Wheel is as simple as placing a Joy-Con controller inside and turning the wheel left and right. And since Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, you and another player can dive right in and start racing against each other right away.

The second bundle is a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game (a $40 value) pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $79.99. In the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game, you get to put on your powered-up creator hat as you design your very own dream 2D Super Mario themed courses to share with friends and family. Using a variety of different items, obstacles and enemies from the Super Mario games, you can use intuitive touch controls and interactive tutorials to play and create a near-infinite amount of courses.

Details and participating retailers for both bundles can be found on the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/deals/. The Black Friday deals are also highlighted in a new video starring Luigi, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOJgr4Ic9pM&feature=youtu.be.

“For families still looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 2DS system, these Black Friday deals offer great values for any holiday budget,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With each boasting libraries of more than 1,000 games and counting, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS have something for everyone.”

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or https://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

Famitsu print ads - Luigi's Mansion and Dragalia Lost

Two more Nintendo-related print ads in the latest issue of Famitsu. The Luigi's Mansion ad has a real old-school vibe to it, while the Dragalia Lost ad is an eye-catcher! Let's hope both spots do the trick and attract some attention from consumers.

Nintendo grabs new Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Peach trademarks

Nintendo has scooped up yet another wave of trademarks in Japan. This time they've filed for trademarks for Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi logos, and all pertain to merchandising purposes only.

Be in with a chance of winning a copy of Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS family systems (Nintendo UK)

Luigi’s Mansion has arrived on Nintendo 3DS family systems, and to celebrate we’re running a prize draw on Facebook and Twitter!


To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Luigi's Mansion on Nintendo 3DS family systems, simply head to the contest post on our Nintendo 3DS Facebook page and leave a comment telling us your favourite game that features the green-garbed brother, Luigi! One winner will be drawn at random from all entries received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 4th November.


To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Luigi's Mansion on Nintendo 3DS family systems, simply head to the contest tweet on our Nintendo UK Twitter account and leave a comment telling us your favourite game that features Luigi! One winner will be drawn at random from all entries received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 4th November.

Full details here

Famitsu - review scores for Oct. 30th, 2018

Ha...what year is this?! Only two review scores this week, and both are for the 3DS!

Luigi’s Mansion (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
Pikachin-Kit: Game de Pirameki Daisakusen (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]

Luigi's Mansion preload now live in Japan

Luigi's Mansion releases for 3DS in Japan on Nov. 8th, 2018, and is priced at ¥5,378. The preload option for those taking the digital route has gone live now.

Nintendo releases Luigi's Mansion stencil for pumpkin carving

Want to carve a Luigi face into one of your pumpkins for Halloween? Nintendo is offering up a free stencil to get the job done. As long as you follow the stencil, you'll come out with a picture-perfect Luigi!

Digital Foundry - Luigi's Mansion 3DS analysis

What made Luigi's Mansion so special when it launched with GameCube and how much of the magic persists into the new 3DS version? This video details the history of the game, and has all the graphics comparisons and performance analysis you need. It's a really decent mobile version of a classic Nintendo title.

Grezzo has done a tremendous job in adapting the game to Nintendo's aging portable system and in the end, has produced one of the best-looking games on the system. The controls are also well implemented. If you're playing on a New 3DS, you get to use the nub just like the right stick on GameCube but this time, it can actually be inverted. You can also use the gyro feature to aim your vacuum up and down across all versions of 3DS hardware.

Full analysis here

Is it Possible to Beat New Super Luigi U Without Touching a Single Coin?

Can New Super Luigi U be beaten without ever touching a single coin? New Super Luigi U is an excellent and very challenging game! But recently I thought it would be fun to make Super Luigi U even more challenging. Recently I thought it would be fun to try to beat the game without ever picking up a single coin.

Camelot discusses the reasoning behind Luigi's big role in Mario Tennis Aces

Many were surprised to see that Luigi took on a pretty sizable role in the story mode for Mario Tennis Aces. Wondering how that came about? Nintendo Dream magazine talked to Camelot president Hiroyuki Takahashi to get the details. Check out a snippet of that interview below, courtesy of NintendoEverything.

That… Seems like it’d be a challenge to write, doesn’t it? I wanted the story to have an element of surprise to it! I’d eventually conclude that having Luigi – who’s usually stuck in his brother’s shadow – fill a larger role would be surprising enough! Writing Mario was a bit complicated too. It’s easy enough to understand Mario’s relationship with Princess Peach; it was his relationships with the other characters that were a bit more difficult to expand upon. Of course, among them you have Luigi, Mario’s precious younger brother – but what about everybody else? How would Mario interact with the world? He really is a thought-provoking character.

I felt like as he set out on this next adventure, Mario would be burdened with a sense of sadness for his brother that’d come from a pretty deep place. Even when I saw the opening movie for the first time, I felt that it’d come as a big shock to a lot of people.