Nintendo of Canada Announces New Holiday Release Dates, Prices

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

While Nintendo of Canada revealed their holiday plans just over a month ago, there were a few notable omissions from the forecast. Specifically, not only Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the new amiibo line of figures, but Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker as well.

Today, that has all changed, as the company has filled in these blanks with a new announcement telling us pretty much everything we need to know.

First, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available on November 21st at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $64.99. One might also recall the announcement of new GameCube controllers and adapters for those controllers for those (such as myself) who prefer to play Smash that way. The adapter, which can support four GameCube/Wavebird controllers (the maximum needed for local multiplayer action) will retail for $22.99. The Super Smash Bros. insignia-branded versions of the GameCube controllers will go for $32.99 each.

Or, if you’re in need of the entire lot, a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one Nintendo GameCube controller, and one adapter will be available for $99.99. The downside? It’s exclusive to EB Games.

What’s more, a report from VentureBeat reports that you’ll be able to use GameCube controllers with more than just Super Smash Bros. for Wii U through the adapter. According to Nintendo’s online store:

This adapter will allow you to connect your GameCube controller to the Nintendo Wii or Wii U. Connect your GameCube controller to your Wii or Wii U console. Compatible with all games supported by the Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller.

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Going hand-in-hand with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the compatible amiibo figures. Already available for pre-order at a price of $13.99 each, the first wave of figures (featuring Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, and Marth) will be released alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while a second wave consisting of Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit, and Captain Falcon is slated for an as-yet unspecified time in December.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager, Ron Bertram. “Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan.”

As a reminder, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will later be able to use amiibo figures, as well as upcoming releases such as Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World. The already-released Mario Kart 8 will also make use of them at some point to be determined in the future.

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Finally, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has a release date of December 5th, and will retail for $44.99. What’s more, this game will support amiibo figures as well, though that functionality won’t be available at launch; rather, players will have to wait until 2015 to see what they’ll bring to the experience.

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