Nintendo has revealed the Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe set today. This Wii U bundle includes the standard 32GB black Wii U, Splatoon (download code), and Nintendo Land (pre-installed). It will be available on May 29th alongside Splatoon’s launch. This bundle is available only at Best Buy with an MSRP of $299.99.
Splatoon is an online multiplayer, third-person shooter that eschews most of the standards of other multiplayer shooters. Instead of bullets, players shoot ink at each other. Although this can kill opposing players, the real goal of most of the team based, multiplayer modes is to cover more ground with your colored ink than the opposing team. The game does include a single player campaign, but so far most of the focus has been on the multiplayer aspect of the game
As an interesting side note, it’s basically impossible to find a retailer that carries a new 32GB Wii U just by itself. The Super Mario 3D World bundle appears to be the only SKU available in major retailers. Nintendo’s website still lists the system as $299.99, but in reality, it’s probably closer to $230 depending on how you want to look at it.