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Amiibo will be priced at $12.99, hardware bundles also planned

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Today Nintendo has confirmed several things in regards to their holiday line up for 2014. Perhaps the most important of these is the pricing for Amiibo figures, which will be priced at $12.99 per figure. In addition, Nintendo announced several new hardware bundles for both the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 2DS.

The Amiibo figures you see in the image above are the Amiibo Series 1 release. The first round of characters for the Amiibo series includes Mario, Peach, Samus, Yoshi, Link, Pikachu, Kirby, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Donkey Kong and Fox. More figures will be produced in additional series, this is just the launch round-up for the figures.

Sites like Amazon are already taking pre-orders for Amiibo figures and there’s no telling how fast they’ll sell considering how popular Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo characters are in general. Here’s a look at the hardware bundles announced by Nintendo:

Super Smash Bros. bundle

Fans who register both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of the game with Club Nintendo will receive the Super Smash Bros. Premium Sound Selection, a soundtrack CD with music taken from the game.

New Hardware Bundles

  • Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set – This hardware bundle will be available in mid-September and will feature the Wii U deluxe set, as well as a physical copy of Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land. Retail price is $299.99.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set – This bundle is exclusive to Walmart and will be available in mid-September as well. This bundle includes the Wii U deluxe set and a physical copy of Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo Land.
  • New Nintendo 2DS Bundles – In October, several new Nintendo 2DS bundles will be hitting stores. New colors include Electric Blue, Crimson Red, and Sea Green. Each of these will include a download code for Mario Kart 7 from the Nintendo eShop. Bundles will be priced at $129.99.

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  • Extra Vinegary

    It’s happening! Cue the Ron Paul gif please.

  • Ducked

    Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land packed in the Wii U Deluxe for just $299.99!? Wow! What a steal! Wii U could be giving the PS4 some tight competition.

    • Ultrasyd

      Yup that’s a nice offer. But what is very sad is that i didn’t even see the Mario Kart bundle yet in some shops… only the old packs. What a bunch of morons.

      • Ducked

        I’ve seen them, although it’s discounted to $299.99 in September. I know what you mean though, my local walmart still only sells the Nintendo Land bundle.

      • Divaitiie!

        R u from the U.S ? May it’s United States only :P.
        AMERICA FUCK YEAH!

  • Ducked

    Here’s a picture of the 3D World bundle

    • Divaitiie!

      Cool, thanks

      • Ducked

        You don’t see it?

        • Divaitiie!

          nvm, just refresh.
          look cool.

          • Ducked

            Try refreshing

  • Divaitiie!
    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      It’s not that bad a price. See my other comment

      • Divaitiie!

        Well, I never said it’s expensive ;D. However, I don’t think it will buy it since i don’t collect toys, just not my thing anymore ;).

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    As the resident expert on “Toys to Life” Around here, 12.99 is more expensive than base skylanders, but less expensive than specialty ones. Since these figures will work across multiple games, I’d say it’s a pretty fair price. Especially if the build quality of the figures is as good as they appear

  • Merry_Blind

    Good to see they’re doing the right thing again (Nntendo are on a roll lately) I’ve been saying for some time that the price point of the Wii U is fine, it just needs more value for that same price point. Combining a big exclusive like MK8 and 3D World with NintendoLand is perfect. Not only does a game like NintendoLand complements well pretty much any other game, but it’s also a perfect showcase for the capabilities of the Wii U. Given that both 3D World and MK8 don’t make that much use of the GamePad, NintendoLand fits in pefectly in those bundles.

    Would be great to see them go one step further, with, for example, a Bayonetta 2 + Pro Controller bundle, for the same 300$ price point. Or a Wii Sports Club + NintendoLand + Wiimote/Nunchuk bundle. You know, including peripherals so that the console feels a bit more complete from the get-go and to appeal to people who have no interests in the GamePad; a Pro Controller would ease those in.

  • Divaitiie!

    For those who don’t know yet.

    Nintendo just announced ( in the recent 3DS Direct ) a new 3DS called New 3DS … yes that’s right, New 3DS.

  • IcyCatt

    I’m still confused about how Amiibo works? Do you need the figures to unlock characters or are they assist trophies? I’m confused… >.<

    • Merry_Blind

      Not sure of everything they can do yet, as they seem to have many different functions. However, no you don’t need to buy Amiibos to unlock characters in Smash (though that might become the case in the future for new characters).

      Amiibo are basically glorified memory cards, so they have storage in them to store data. For example, in Smash we know each characters will have customizable moves, and the controls are customizable too, so you’ll be able to store your Smash Profile on your Amiibo of choice, and bring it to a friends’ and jump right into a match without having to customize all your stuff.