In what seems like a no-brainer move, Nintendo has started bundling Wii U with some big holiday titles. This time, it is the newest game in the Skylanders franchise from Activision. Yes, Skylanders SWAP Force will be bundled with the Wii U Basic box for the same price as a Wii U Deluxe on its own — $299.99. This bundle, which is sure to do well, especially with younger children, is due to launch on November 15, 2013, with three figures, posters, cards, stickers, and a Nintendo Land disc.
Wii U and Skylanders® Pack Big Value into Holiday Bundle
Wii U, Skylanders SWAP Force™ and Nintendo Land Are All Included
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A new Wii U™ bundle featuring Activision Publishing Inc.’s Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack delivers an amazing amount of value for people looking for a great video game deal. The bundle launches Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 and includes everything needed to start the new adventure plus an assortment of Skylanders extras that will satisfy current fans and newcomers alike.
“There are so many great elements to this Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn’t cram them all into the box,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This amazing deal provides a huge amount of entertainment for kids and their families to play together.”
The bundle comes with:
- a white Wii U Basic system
- a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack that includes:
- Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U software
- a Portal of Power®
- three Skylanders figures, including Ninja Stealth Elf (one of the Core Skylanders) and two SWAP Force™ characters: Blast-Zone and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler
- a collector poster, trading cards and sticker sheets
- a Nintendo Land™ game disc
The third installment of the award-winning toys-to-life Skylanders franchise, Skylanders SWAP Force lets players mix and match the top and bottom halves of up to 16 SWAP Force figures that are available for purchase and transform them into more than 250 unique characters*. Fans also can play Skylanders SWAP Force with their entire collection of 100+ characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® and Skylanders Giants™. The Wii U version of the game stands apart, with touch-screen interfaces on the Wii U GamePad controller and the ability to play the entire game on the GamePad while someone else watches TV. A portable version of Skylanders SWAP Force is available on Nintendo 3DS™.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About the Skylanders Franchise
The award-winning, $1.5 billion Skylanders franchise pioneered the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®. The game originated a new play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms and became the top-selling kids’ videogame of the year. In October 2012, Skylanders Giants™ further evolved the genre and added the mega-sized Giant Skylanders and LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders Giants was awarded the “e-Connected Toy of the Year” at the 13th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The next innovation in the franchise Skylanders SWAP Force is being developed by Vicarious Visions, an Activision studio. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.skylanders.com.
*Requires purchase of all SWAP Force Skylanders.
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]