Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on its latest line of discounted titles, revealing games like Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as “Nintendo Selects.”
Every couple of years, the folks over at Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft like to roll out a collection of greatest hits titles; games that sold really well, could be considered classics, and will now be available for a lower price.
Nintendo Selects are the most recent games to earn such distinction, all of which can be yours for just $19.99 apiece. There are a few games for the Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS and even the OG Wii. Here are the dozen titles that you can soon get at a discount.
-Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
-Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
-Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
-NES Remix (Wii U)
-Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
-Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
-Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
-Super Mario All-Stars (Wii)
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
-Donkey Kong Country 3D (3DS)
-Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
-Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)
In case you hadn't noticed, that’s four titles per Nintendo console, all of which will soon bear the Nintendo Select seal of approval.
According to the official website, these games will be marked down to just 20 bucks starting March 11, so don’t run out the door just yet and hope to find these prices. No word yet on whether or not the virtual versions of these games will receive the same discount, but it would certainly be odd to have the option to pick up, say, Ocarina of Time for $19.99 at Target and still need to pay $10 more if you want to just download it directly to your console.
This is actually a pretty great move on the part of Nintendo, as the 2016 lineup is a bit spotty in certain areas. The 3DS has Hyrule Warriors and Bravely Second on the near horizon but, after that, it’ll be a while before we see games like Pokemon Sun and Moon popping up. As for the 3DS, again, there aren’t a lot of games between now and this fall, which is when we’re actually expecting a possible new console launch. As for the Wii, well, there aren’t any new games coming out for that console, but now at least folks who were super late to the party can enjoy some of the console’s best offerings on the cheap.
So, tell us, readers, is there anything here that’s got your attention? Any games in the lineup you’ve been holding out on but think you might go after at this new low price? Let us know in the comments section below.