Nintendo Announces Wii U Skylanders Bundle For The vacations

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced a brand new Wii U bundle for the vacations that included New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U for $300. That’s a solid value, but some prospective shoppers is also bummed out that it doesn’t include Nintendo Land. Well, Nintendo has you covered with another Wii U bundle that incorporates Nintendo Land and what’s arguably the most important kids franchise today in gaming.

Nintendo announced today that it has partnered with Activision to give a Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle for the vacations. The $299 bundle launches November 15 and contains a white 8GB Wii U Basic system, the Skylanders Swap Force starter pack and a duplicate of Nintendo Land.

“There are such a lot of great elements to this Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn’t cram all of them into the box,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice chairman of Sales & Marketing. “This amazing deal provides an immense amount of entertainment for youngsters and their families to play together.”

So, what does the Skylanders Swap Force starter pack include? With it, you’ll get the sport disc, a portal of power that’s used to scan figurines into the sport, three figurines – Ninja Stealth Elf, Blast-Zone and Washbuckler – and a few other collectible goods.

Nintendo is clearly targeting families with youngsters with this latest bundle as Skylanders has become the largest kids franchise in gaming ever since its inception many years ago. Kids adore the important toy collection aspect of the franchise, and fogeys tolerate spending hundreds of bucks on rare, collectable figures.

Skylanders Swap Force is already available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Will probably be available on November 15 for the PS4 and November 22 for the Xbox One.

[Image: Nintendo/Business Wire]

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