Nintendo Announces Fall 2015 Release Dates, Giant amiibo


In an information dump regularly allotted for a Nintendo Direct event (missing you very much, Mr. Iwata), Nintendo has released a press document outlining their Fall and Holiday 2015 release dates for video games on the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, upcoming release dates for batches of amiibo figurines (and one figure) are also listed, documented in one scaling timeline for North American release.

Here are the upcoming Nintendo Wii U games’ release dates and windows (All games retail at $59.99 unless noted below):

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 ($64.99): August 30
  • Super Mario Maker (Plus Walmart & $299.96 Wii U Bundle exclusive): September 11
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack ($74.99): September 20
  • Lego Dimensions Starter Pack ($99.99): September 27
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World ($49.99, amiibo bundle at $59.99): October 16
  • New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U 2-Pack Bundle ($59.99): October 16
  • Just Dance 2016 ($49.99): October 20
  • Guitar Hero Live Guitar Bundle ($99.99): October 20
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water ($49.99): October 22
  • Star Fox Zero: November 20
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X: December 4
  • Devil’s Third: December 11
  • Mario Tennis Ultra Smash: Holiday
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival: Holiday
  • Shovel Knight Retail ($24.99): October

Listed below are the Nintendo 3DS games list for the rest of the 2015 year ($39.99 or noted otherwise below):

  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing ($64.99): September 20
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer: September 25
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash ($29.99): October 9
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes: October 23
  • Yo-Kai Watch: November 6
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon: November 20
  • Shovel Knight Retail ($24.99): October

Here’s what Nintendo has listed for amiibo release dates:

  • Mario 30th Aniversary, Zero Suit Samus, Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario, Pikmin and Ganondorf: September 11
  • Mr. Game & Watch, Duck Hunt and R.O.B.: September 25
  • Chibi-Robo: October 9
  • Yarn Yoshi (Green, Pink, Blue): October 16
  • Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter and Mii Gunner 3-Pack ($34.99): November 1
  • Mewtwo: November 13
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi ($39.99): November 15
  • Falco: November 20

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Despite a smaller lineup of Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games compared to the available lineups of the PS4 and Xbox One this holiday season, Nintendo still has a great opportunity to follow up on their recent successes. The slew of Fall 2015 holiday amiibo alone, including a $39.99 Yarn Yoshi that’s essentially a glorified plushie doll with an NFC implement on its foot, will be sought-after items for collectors and casual Nintendo fans alike.

We’ll keep an ear out for a release date of the final two Wii U games Nintendo gave a vague Holiday 2015 release window. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash deserves some attention!

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