Nintendo recently celebrated one of the company’s most successful financial quarters, increasing software sales of the Nintendo 3DS with the hit game “Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon”. Now the Nintendo 3DS is celebrating with a Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL system, and the introduction of new amiibo cards.
“Nintendo 3DS is a portal to one-of-a-kind Nintendo adventures starring classic characters like Mario, Yoshi and all of their friends,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our hit system offers a wide variety of memorable experiences for adventurers of all ages.”
The new Pikachu Yellow Edition, shown above, will release on February 24, 2017 and is available for pre-order on authorized retailers like Amazon.com. the New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware offers a charming drawing of popular Pokémon Pikachu on the cover and will be available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World will be a Nintendo 3DS version of the popular Wii U game, and is set to launch on February 3, 2017 alongside the new Yarn Poochy amiibo figure. The game includes even more features, like stages you dash through as Poochy, a Craft Yoshi Editor and stop-motion animated videos starring Yoshi and Poochy. A free demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is now available to download in Nintendo eShop.
Tank Troopers will allow players to storm the battlefield in one of 36 customizable tanks. The game will be an exclusive to Nintendo eShop. The digital game supports up to six players battling against each other in teams or free-for-all in local multiplayer matches. Tank Troopers launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on February 16, 2017.
Nintendo also detailed Mario Sports Superstars, which will launch on March 24, 2017 with five full-featured sports like Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and, for the first time in a Mario sports game, Horse Racing. Each sport stars Mario and his friends (and enemies!) from the Mushroom Kingdom and can be played in local or online multiplayer modes. (Players must own the game and a Nintendo 3DS system to compete in multiplayer mode.)
The new Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards will allow players to tap a card while playing Mario Sports Superstars. Doing so will allow players to collect fun bonuses. The Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards can be purchased in blind packs of five at a suggested retail price of $4.99 each, starting on March 24, 2017. For a limited time, the Mario Sports Superstars game will include one amiibo card packed in.
The name is finalized yet, but Nintendo did detail Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS/ The upcoming Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is a side-scrolling adventure that introduces new players to the adorable Pikmin and their unique abilities, while challenging longtime fans to navigate a strange new world. Players play as Captain Olimar and tap the screen to throw Pikmin at enemies and objects, using the unique abilities of the Pikmin to solve puzzles, fend off aggressive wildlife and find objects as they navigate the world’s tiny harsh environment. The game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2017.