Here's Nintendo's Game Lineup For The Rest Of The Year

Here's Nintendo's Game Lineup for the Rest of the Year

The company revealed its plans for the year in a press release, and a hefty one at that. Look below for the full list of games and releases.

Notably, Nintendo has specified exact release dates for a couple games: October 22 for the Wii U Fatal Frame game, Maiden of Black Water, and December 11 for Devil's Third, also for the Wii U.

Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Colour amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $US299.96.

Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $US59.99.
  • Yoshi's Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $US49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $US59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $US16.99 each.
  • A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $US59.99.
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, co-developed by Koei Tecmo Games, launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Oct. 22 for $US49.99, just in time for Halloween. Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X launches Dec. 4 at a suggested retail price of $US59.99.
  • Devil's Third launches Dec. 11 at a suggested retail price of $US59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow from 13AM Games will launch in North America on Aug. 27 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the [email protected] demo version will receive 15 per cent off the regular price of $US14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop's most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition from Disney Interactive launches Aug. 30 at a suggested retail price of $US64.99.
  • The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US74.99. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo's iconic characters — Donkey Kong and Bowser — will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character's base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $US99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $US29.99, $US24.99 and $US14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live from Activision launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US49.99.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games — winner of more than 100 awards, including many "Game of the Year" accolades — is coming to retail stores. The classically styled adventure launches on Wii U in October at a suggested retail price of $US24.99.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches Sept. 25 at a suggested retail price of $US39.99. The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $US5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $US49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $US19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash launches Oct. 9 at a suggested retail price of $US29.99. A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $US39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $US39.99.
  • Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH launches in the U.S. on Nov. 6 at a suggested retail price of $US39.99.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US39.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US64.99. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version of Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games will launch in stores in October at a suggested retail price of $US24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $US34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $US12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $US39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi's Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates "Double Yoshi," a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player's favourite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $US12.99.

Nintendo 2DS

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $US99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $US129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.


    Don't think I'll be dusting off my wii u anytime soon

    Last edited 25/08/15 10:33 am

      If star fox makes it this year it'll be the only game I get for it.

      The Virtual Console games are mainly what keeps my WiiU from gathering dust. Splatoon was fun for a while and Bayonetta was a blast but Xenoblade Chronicles is the only non-VC game I'm looking forward to myself.

    You know a list of up coming game releases from Nintendo is great, if it was for our region.

    Just things like Yoshi Woolly World, already out here.
    Mario Maker is 12th September
    Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 31st October.

    hell Devil's Third is out this weekend and not in December!

    Last edited 25/08/15 10:39 am

      Europe also gets Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (Fatal Frame is the US title for the series) as a physical release, with a LE as well.

    What is the Animal Crossing game actually about?

      It's kinda like Harvest Moon if you have ever played that, but different in the sense you're a mayor of a town of anthropomorphic animals who walk around a village. You help them by designing houses, helping out around the town, etc.

      Last edited 25/08/15 11:01 am

        It's no where near as indepth as Harvest Moon

          Would you say it's closer to that DS game that you look in Mii's windows and see what they are singing/talking about?

        Sorry, not the old Animal Crossing game, this new House Designer one.

          Oh then, you're just decorating peoples houses/land around it from what I've seen.

      The new animal crossing game is just about decorating houses well that's the 3ds version. The wii u version is a board game.

      The proper Animal Crossing games are about living in a town, growing fruit trees, flowers and collecting furniture and grinding your way through to pay off loans to expand your house.

      You're trapped on an island you can't escape from. The local real estate baron Tom Nook makes you his indentured servant for life by constantly renovating your house and then forcing you to pay the bill. You do so by slaving away every day to gather various things which you then take to stores which apparently are part of some kind of cartel that he runs, as the storekeepers are his kids.

      Periodically a dog man appears to sing at you with a voice that sounds like a kazoo.

      You will never escape.

    Ooh, retail Shovel Knight. And now I have to decide between Wii U and 3DS...

      3DS all the way 3D looks way better than HD for Shovel Knight.
      I thought WiiU would be better but got stuck on the 3DS version.

        Hmm, true. Plus there's StreetPass too, isn't there? Not that I remember what it does, but hey. Something.

        Maybe I will go 3DS then :P

          There's an arena thing where you try and collect more gems than or kill your opponent... Without seeing them. When you streetpass someone, their moves are pitted against yours in three separate rounds and at the end, someone won.
          It's weird. It's kind of like Rock, Paper, Scissors in that you make your plan of attack and only see the results compared to your opponent later. Then you try and adjust your tactics for next time.

            I wish I could pass more people who play this game. I totally revamped my strategy in it a month ago and haven't passed a single other Shovel Knight player since then. Come on, Melbourne!

    Time to sell the wii u and 3DS. Nothing Nintendo is bringing out excites me. They have lost me.

      I'd say that if Mario Maker cannot get you excited, you may indeed not be the target of Nintendo's game development.

        I eat up Nintendo but can't get excited for it :(

          Maybe you're focusing on the "Maker" part, which admittedly is not for everybody? But if you like the Nintendo brand of platforming, Mario Maker is basically going to guarantee that you never run out of it.

        Mario maker dose look like fun. But only 1 game dose not warrant keeping a wii u for.

          Thing about Nintendo games like MM is that they are meant to give entertaining for countless hours, like Splatoon, Mario Kart and SSB. So even if they are far and apart, they are addictive enough that you will not be lacking in entertainment in the interim.

    Yeah I haven't touched my 3DS in ages, the only game I'm interested in is the new Fire Emblem but that's ages away, soon just going to give up on the Nintendo products all together.

      Yeah I love my 3DS too, but I haven’t played anything since Majora’s Mask and there’s nothing on that list that I’m interested in.

      To be perfectly honest I haven’t been impressed by a brand-new game on the 3DS since A Link Between Worlds and that’s 2 years old now.
      There’s no reason the machine should be dying, it’s hardware is still solid but it does seem to be.

    Why on earth is a Nintendo 1st party game that launched in Australia in June not coming out in the US until mid-October?

    What fucking year does Nintendo think it is? Are they having trouble manufacturing cartridges still?
    Maybe they’ve been holding out for a small gap in their overcrowded WiiU release schedule?
    Maybe they were prevented from putting it on the WiiU store because the servers were overloaded from the four Wii games they’ve uploaded?
    Maybe they’ve been waiting for WiiU hardware to restock in the expectation that Wooly World would finally spur sales past the Dreamcast?

    It’s just a microcosm of the huge list of things that make Nintendo shit.

    Why the hell are the announcing a bundle of two old-2D Mario games for “only” $60US?
    That’s not just an embarrassing attempt to pad the release schedule, it’s STILL a fucking rip-off!
    How many Xbone/ PS4 launch games are still selling for more than $30 AUSTRALIAN? None.

    God I fucking hate Nintendo these days. They made probably 4-5 of my top 10 games of all time, but I swear I’d rather slam my junk in a car door than try to work out why they conduct themselves the way they do.

      I'm guessing the wait was because they sell more games in the holiday window in the U.S, but yeah, I agree with you - not the smartest move

      Last edited 25/08/15 12:10 pm

      Watch the salty squid dance.

        Haha, they're like a bad ex.
        No matter how much you hate them now, there’s always going to be some semblance there of what made you love them in the first place.

      "How many Xbone/ PS4 launch games are still selling for more than $30 AUSTRALIAN? None."

      Uh? All AAA releases launch between $69-$109. I found this with a simple google search for games like The Witcher 3, MGS V, etc. Also not sure why you are complaining about the US getting games later than us; it is usually us getting games and movies much later than them so this bothers me none. :)

        I’m talking about the console launch, meaning the game is old and should be dirt cheap by now.
        Yes the GAMES launch at similar prices, but anyone who’s ever owned a Nintendo console and something else knows that Nintendo lags terribly when it comes to giving their games a price drop.

        New Super Mario Bros is a console launch game that itself was a comparatively lazy adaptation of a Wii game, and Super Luigi was a half-assed spinoff that would have been a $15 DLC pack on another console. Those two games, resold as a pack several years after their first release, shouldn’t be more than $30 AU under any circumstances.

        Could you imagine Microsoft bundling Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 (both newer as Xbone launch titles) and adding it to their release schedule as a full RRP title? They’d be laughed at because those games are available sub $30 each from just about everywhere. If you were a bit patient it wouldn’t be hard to get BOTH games brand new for $30.

        It’s the reason that a remade Gamecube game from over a decade ago (Windwaker) is $70-90 everywhere when I can buy every Halo game in a pack for $49 from even EB Games.

        The same as Nintendo charges $59 for a 4+ year old remake of a 15+ year old N64 game (Starfox) on the 3DS store, and then has the audacity to send out emails about their massive $10 off sale, bringing the game down to the same price as the Gears of War remake that came out TODAY on the Xbone store and includes downloadable codes for four 360 games.

        There’s just a complete disconnect between Nintendo and the rest of the industry. They treat their customers like crap, which is why you see them taking 3-4 months to localise a game for the US while everyone else launches EVERYTHING near-simultaneously. They’re just shit at almost everything.

      An article about Nintendo posted, as sure as the sun will shine this guy has a rant.

      Maybe you should just, ya know, play something else? Why spend SO much time hating on a company? Just don't buy their stuff, done.

      I still think Nintendo is a great company and 10 million x rants from you won't change that.

        Meh. When they stop doing stupid shit, I’ll stop giving them shit.

        Could you argue that it’s unjustified? That line-up is embarrassing.

        Imagine what they COULD be doing. All those great franchises, all those talented developers, all buried beneath a torrent of stupid, stupid business decisions.

        Like I said, I’m a Nintendo fan. I want to be excited for Nintendo releases the same way I am about Fallout 4.
        What do I have to be excited about as a Nintendo fan in 2015? There’s nothing on that list at all that promises the scope, innovation and quality that you buy Nintendo consoles for.

        Last edited 25/08/15 4:44 pm

    Expected line-up, and as mentioned here, in PAL regions we already have a few of these games including ones that are arriving much sooner.

    Super Mario Maker looks to be the best title on the list. Apart from that, I may push myself to get the new Star Fox as average as it looked at this year's E3. I'll also consider Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - even if it is basically just a re-tooled New Leaf.

    This is why last week I went out and bought an Xbox One. Unbelievably, I already have about 10+ games I really want to play. I'm not used to so much selection.

    Last edited 25/08/15 1:44 pm

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