The day North Americans have been waiting for, Friday, November 22, 2013, has finally arrived! Today marks the day where two big Mario games are released in time for the biggest shopping season in North America.
First off, the game that everyone has been waiting for, Super Mario 3D World, a must-have Wii U title that most reviewers have critically acclaimed, is now available in retailers and in the Nintendo eShop in Japan and North America! The game will run you $59.99. Play as four different characters, each with different abilities in each of the game’s levels! We have the page up and going, but if you need assistance, please use our guides to help you locate all the secrets you need to find in order to 100% the game! Super Mario 3D World will be available in Europe on Friday, November 29, 2013 and in Australia on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
The Super Mario 3D World characters are ready to go “meow!”
Secondly, the other big Mario game, Mario Party: Island Tour, a Mario game devoted to partying on the Nintendo 3DS, is now available in retailers and in the Nintendo eShop for North America only, and will run you $39.99. Visit our page and guides (including Mini-Games) for assistance. Mario Party: Island Tour will be available in Japan during Winter 2013 (date still pending) and in Europe on Friday, January 17, 2014. Australians can expect the game to be out soon after Europe. For those of you who do get this game, make sure to enable StreetPass for this game, for you can exchange records and battle with your opponents!
Thirdly, because this is a big day for North America, we would also like to announce that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, is also available in North America on the same day as the Mario games. This game, along with the gold 3DS XL Bundle, is now available in retailers and Nintendo eShop, for only $39.99. The bundle will run you about $219.99. These are also available in Europe and Australia, as well, although Japan has to wait until Thursday, December 26, 2013.
Fourthly, Japan now has the Mario & Luigi Wii Remote Pluses available at retailers. Do these special Wii Remotes appeal to our Japanese viewers? These Wii Remotes are already available in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Finally, since this is a pretty big post, yet a small market in Brazil, a country in South America, is finally having the launch of the Wii U on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Unfortunately, while it may be the good news, but the bad news is that it runs you R$1,899 (829 U.S. Dollars), a rather hefty price.
With three games being launched as you are reading this, it would be extremely hard for you guys to pass these games up. Whether you are getting it now or waiting until Black Friday (Friday, November 29, 2013), Christmas (Wednesday, December 25, 2013), or those who celebrate different holidays, the three big games are sure to give you lots of family fun throughout the holiday season and through the early months of 2014, until Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia comes along in February 2014.
Be sure to join the Mario Party Legacy Forum for all the discussion on these three games!
Enjoy your biggest games, viewers, and have a great holiday season, North America!