Nintendo has officially announced release dates for almost every game coming out between now and 2016. They’ve also announced details on a couple of new game bundles. Even more importantly, we have just received confirmation of the largest amiibo to date: Mega Yarn Yoshi. And yes, it is as perfect as it sounds.

Mega Yarn Yoshi


We also have learned that the Super Mario Maker Wii U Bundle is officially coming out in the U.S., though you’ll be able to buy it only at Walmart. The bundle will include Super Mario Maker, a Super Mario art book, the new 8-bit Super Mario 30th anniversary amiibo, and a Wii U console. The bundle comes out on September 11, the same day as the game. It will cost $299.96.

super mario maker bundle

The Super Mario Maker bundle.

Nintendo also announced a new game combo pack that bundles New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U for $59.99. It comes out on October 16.

Here’s the complete list of release dates and prices:

Wii U

Game Release Date Price
Runbow August 27 $14.99
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition August 30 $64.99
Super Mario Maker September 11 $59.99
Super Mario Maker bundle September 11 $299.96
Skylanders SuperChargers September 20 $74.99
LEGO Dimensions September 27 $99.99
Shovel Knight (physical retail edition) October 13 $24.99
Yoshi’s Wooly World October 16 $49.99
Yoshi’s Wooly World bundle(includes copy of the game and one green Yarn Yoshi amiibo) October 16 $59.99
New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U combo pack October 16 $59.99
Guitar Hero Live October 20 $99.99
Just Dance 2016 October 20 $49.99
Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water October 22 $49.99
 Star Fox Zero November 20 $59.99
 Xenoblade Chronicles X December 4 $59.99
Devil’s Third December 11 $59.99
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Holiday TBA
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Holiday TBA

Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water will be segmented into chapters. The first chapter and a half will be available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop. This game is the latest in the Fatal Frame horror game franchise.

New 3DS, 3DS, and 2DS

Game Release Date Price
Skylanders SuperChargers Racing September 20 $64.99
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (includes the game and one card amiibo) September 25 $39.99
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer bundle (includes the game, one amiibo card, and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory*) September 25 $49.99
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash October 9  $29.99
Shovel Knight (physical retail edition) October 13 $24.99
 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes October 23 $39.99
 YO-KAI WATCH November 6 $39.99
 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon November 20 $39.99

*The Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory allows 3DS and 2DS consoles to use amiibos. It usually retails at $19.99. The New 3DS doesn’t need this accessory.


Figurine Release Date Price
3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros November 1 $34.99
Mewtwo from Super Smash Bros November 13 $12.99
Mega Yarn Yoshi November 15 $39.99
Falco from Super Smash Bros November 20 $12.99

The Mega Yarn Yoshi will have the exact same functionality as the regular-sized Yarn Yoshi. With it, you can activate a second Yoshi in the middle of a level. You can also save a favorite yarn pattern to the amiibo.

Last but not least, the 2DS, Nintendo’s extra-child-friendly version of the 3DS, is getting a price markdown. The console will now retail at $99.99 (instead of $129.99). It will come with a download code for Mario Kart 7. This discount begins August 30.

Phew! That’s a lot of news. Which part are you most excited for?

Nintendo roadmap

Nintendo’s end-of-year roadmap.

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Courtney is Pixelkin's Associate Managing Editor. While working with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, she mentored young girls in teamwork, leadership, personal responsibility, and safety. Today, she spends her time studying adolescent development and using literary analysis techniques to examine video games.