Press Release: Nintendo Back to School Deals

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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Every once in a while, Nintendo does its best to give us a worthy sale. It doesn’t help that it has stiff competition from both Sony and Steam in the sales department, but I try and give the Big N credit for trying. With that in mind, they have a new Back to School Deal starting August 26th, which offers several popular hits for $20 or less, including from series such as The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing and more. This sale also debuts the new Mario themed New 3DS XL which comes prepackaged with Super Mario 3D Land for $149.99.

Last but not least, starting on September 9th, 5 bundles will be released with a Wii U game and accompanying amiibo. The full list of Wii U bundles is Yoshi’s Woolly World + Pink Yarn Yoshi / Blue Yarn Yoshi; Mario Party 10 with Peach / Bowser; and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with Captain Toad amiibo. That’s a lot to be happy about for Nintendo fans. Be sure to check out the full list of discounted games available below!

$20 or less games
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Tomodachi Life
nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Nintendo Land
LEGO City Undercover


Super Mario 3D Land Edition New Nintendo 3DS: Also on Aug. 26, a New Nintendo 3DS bundle that includes the system, the wildly fun Super Mario 3D Land game pre-installed and two extra interchangeable Mario-themed cover plates (one inspired by Mario and one featuring 8-bit renditions of classic Nintendo characters) will go on sale exclusively at Walmart and Target stores at a low suggested retail price of $149.99. New Nintendo 3DS is more compact than New Nintendo 3DS XL and also sports removable cover plates that let you customize the system’s look. New Nintendo 3DS is one of the most versatile video game systems out there, and this price (with an included game!) really can’t be beat. The suggested retail price is $50 less than the suggested retail price of any New Nintendo 3DS bundle previously offered. For more information about New Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/.

Wii U Games + amiibo Bundles: Starting on Sept. 9, select Wii U games will be packaged with specific amiibo at a suggested retail price of only $39.99 each. These bundles are a great way for players to be introduced to the world of Nintendo’s amiibo figures (and to have something to talk about with friends on the school bus). When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, each of the amiibo figures included in the bundles will unlock something special in its respective game.

Nintendo 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for a Suggested Retail Price of Only $79.99: Available now, the affordable and kid-friendly portable Nintendo 2DS system is ideal for parents looking to purchase a Nintendo system for their youngest gamers (and star students!) The system can play nearly every Nintendo 3DS game in 2D, is available at a suggested retail price of only $79.99 and specifically marked packages of the system include the hit Mario Kart 7 racing game, pre-installed. Combining this great package with one of the newly available Nintendo Selects games for Nintendo 3DS gives you a new Nintendo system and two awesome games – all for the great value of less than $100. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/2ds.

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!