Starting November 1st, Nintendo is releasing a new Wii U Deluxe Set bundled with “Super Mario Bros U” and “New Super Luigi U”. Both games will be together on a single disk. Nintendo Land will no longer be bundled with Wii U Deluxe Sets, but it will be available on the Nintendo eShop for a new, low price of 29.99 on the same day that the new bundle releases. Back in June, Satoru Iwata stated, “I would say that “Nintendo Land” has not fulfilled the same role as “Wii Sports” did when we bundled it with Wii.”
Nintendo also says The Wind Waker HD Deluxe Set is still available while supplies last. It is widely believed that The Wind Waker bundle (combined with a price cut) helped increase Wii U sales by 200%.
Here is Nintendo’s full press release below:
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 23, 2013 – Nintendo is launching a new Wii U Deluxe Set that puts the focus on value, and highlights the two biggest names in video games: Mario and his brother, Luigi. Available in stores on Nov. 1, the Wii U Deluxe model will come with two games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – all on one disc. The new configuration will sell at the low suggested retail price of $299.99, and replaces the existing Wii U Deluxe Set, which included Nintendo Land. For fans who want to experience the uproarious fun of Nintendo Land, the game can still be purchased separately in stores and as a download in the Nintendo eShop at a new low suggested retail price of $29.99, also beginning Nov. 1.
The beautiful, limited-edition Wii U Deluxe bundle that comes with a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a gorgeous GamePad controller adorned with art inspired by The Legend of Zelda series and a download code for a digital copy of Hyrule Historia is also still available at a suggested retail price of $299.99 while supplies last.
“Mario and Luigi are two of the biggest heroes in video games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This new Wii U configuration gives people instant access to not one, but two of the most well-received Wii U games. It’s another example of the tremendous value and variety that Nintendo is offering consumers this holiday season.”
New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U are two of the best games on Wii U. The games offer players two separate platforming adventures – one starring Mario and one starring Luigi – each filled with dozens of creative levels. Both Mario and Luigi control differently, giving each game a distinct feel and challenge. Both games showcase the refreshing originality and game play that can only be found on Nintendo systems.