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New Super Mario Bros., Super Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set to replace Nintendo Land bundle at retail

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 14:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has announced a Wii U Deluxe Set bundled with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U on one disc. The new configuration will sell for $299.99/£249.99 and replaces the existing Wii U Deluxe Set in North America and the UK which included Nintendo Land – but the game can still be purchased separately in stores and as a download in the eShop for $29.99. The bundle releases in North America on November 1 and in the UK November 8.

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  1. VibraniumSpork

    Hitting the UK too apparently. Great deal, though £200 would be – for me – the real sweet spot.

    Getting more and more tempted by the day to pick one of these up…maybe next year.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    This seems a bit weird as Nintendoland is prob the best ‘pack in’ to show off the pad…

    NSMBU is a great little platformer IMO, maybe not filled with the freshest of ideas but it controls like a dream and is always fun in multiplayer.

    I would have thought a better ‘pack in’ would have been;

    Nintendoland & NSMBU or
    Game & Wario & NSMBU
    Wii U Party & NSMBU

    Then let people download the luigi levels if they want…?

    Still, whichever they do the Wii U has gone UP in price which is stupid. Many retailers were hitting the £149 sweet spot with games included like Zombi U etc… And that was afew months ago now…

    £249 is just slightly too much IMO.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. polygem

    i bought my 8gb wiiu for 199 euro and that´s imo exactly the sweet spot price the 32 gb with a game bundled would sell so much better.
    299 euro isn´t too bad for a game bundled wiiu but it´s still too much it seems.
    i´m with VS, i think 199 is a sweet spot – for impulse buyers too. i mean it was the same for me. i bought one at launch, then i sold it and then i saw that shiny 8gb one for only 199 smiling at me and i went home with it before i even realised that i just rebought a wiiu…good part is, i haven´t regretted it ever since.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. DrDamn

    @2
    Agree this is odd. Nintendoland is perhaps the only examples they have produced themselves approaching innovative use of the pad.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. VibraniumSpork

    @3 Know this seems like a silly question but if you buy a WiiU with a game in the box, are you good to go? I wouldn’t need a mix of Wii Wands and Pro Controllers etc.?

    #5 10 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @5

    Yep, good to go.

    The only thing you may have to do is a system update (external HD is handy, but im still using my 32gb), register your Miiverse stuff and you should be good to go.

    Wiimotes are a must (I was lucky as I had a few from my Wii), but not essential to get you going. I actually prefer the Wiimote / nunchuk combo for some games (it’s perfect in Pikmin 3 for example), but other games like NSMBU & Nintendoland are great on the Tablet. Every game is playable on the tablet and most feature off screen play which is nice.

    In the premium pack, you also get a HDMI lead and Sensor bar (Im pretty sure they are in all bundles), then, your off! :)

    #6 10 months ago
  7. VibraniumSpork

    @6 Lush, thanks for the intel dude! Important to know about all the additional expenses to factor into the equation; seems you can never just buy a console these days, if you know what I mean :D

    #7 10 months ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @7

    No worries! I know exactly what you mean! :)

    The Wii U is pretty good on that front, the only gripe is the update and that it takes away a bit of Hard Drive space.

    Just so you have an idea, on my 32GB Wii U, I have this installed:

    Pokemon Rumble
    Game & Wario
    NS Luigi Bros.
    Cloudberry Kingdom
    Sonic Racing Transformed
    Animal Crossing Plaza (App)
    Art Academy
    About 5 SNES games
    10 NES games
    Tank Tank Tank

    And I still have a little space.

    Not bad really! :)

    I buy disc copies usually so I don’t really need to upgrade.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. DrDamn

    @6
    Not all games in Nintendoland are playable with just the regular tablet controller. Some are multiplayer only and therefore need some Wii-motes, some require Wii Motion Plus for the Wii-motes too.

    I think the support of Wii-motes and other controllers has been a little bit of a clusterfuck to be honest. Better than it was at launch, but an added complication to a confusing machine. They should have included one in the box.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @9, @6

    Oh yeah, Dr. Damn is right on that one. For multiplayer stuff, more pads are needed. But, thats kind of par for the course. :)

    Don’t listen to Grandpa above too much:

    “Oh im soooo confused, how does this doohicky work?! whats going on?!”

    http://thisisinfamous.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Welcome-to-the-Garden-of-Madness-e1375804577421.jpg

    jokes!!! :D

    #10 10 months ago
  11. DrDamn

    @10
    I was referring more to support across games etc rather how does it all work. For example support for the pro-controller in NSMBWU was added as a patch and not supported at launch, not sure if Nintendoland supports it at all? The way on the title screen NSMBWU asked you to press a button the main controller doesn’t have. That sort of thing.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. VibraniumSpork

    @8 Nice. I can certainly imagine getting into a full-on nostalgia trip for the first few weeks of ownership and grabbing a bunch of NES/SNES games (before heading onto Wii stuff like Mario Galaxy). So much catching up to do…haven’t owned a Ninty since the Gamecube >_<

    @9 I can see what you mean. As a 'new customer' it's difficult to know exactly what additional controllers would be needed (without the help of the fine folks of VG247 of course ^_^).

    #12 10 months ago
  13. DrDamn

    @12
    If you like the Lego games I can thoroughly recommend Lego City Undercover. The open world in it is stupendous. Me and my boy have put well over 100 hours in (just snuck over 90% complete).

    #13 10 months ago
  14. VibraniumSpork

    @13 Cool, would definitely give it a go – I’m prone to the odd Lego game (picking up Lego Marvel for PS4 launch)!

    Also keen to try Scribblenauts Unmasked and The Wonderful 101. Despite what some people say I definitely still find the WiiU’s exclusives to be a real draw, especially at a time when pretty much every other game that comes out on other platforms involves stabbing/shooting people in the head. Don’t get me wrong, I like that, but sometimes I feel the need to just play in the sunshine for a bit, y’know? WiiU looks all about that.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. polygem

    no sensor bar, charging cradle in the basic version…
    i have a 1 tb external hd connected to my white wiiu and it works great.

    @vs: the snes nes stuff combined with the pad is awesome. i hope we’ll see more games. i would also love gba and ds games for the virtual console.
    i would always recommend buying a 3ds more than a wiiu but that doesn’t mean that i don’t enjoy the wiiu as well.
    it really became my no 1 choice to surf the web as well.

    “pretty much every other game that comes out on other platforms involves stabbing/shooting people in the head. Don’t get me wrong, I like that, but sometimes I feel the need to just play in the sunshine for a bit, y’know?”

    that’s exactly what i like about the nintendo consoles, they offer a lot of feel good games that just make me smile.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. XanderZane

    Is this was the 32GB Wii U version? If so, then that’s not too bad of a deal. If it was $250, it would be better though. If there weren’t any new Next Gen consoles coming out, I’d probably consider this. If they keep this same bundle into Spring of next year, I might consider it. Right now PS4 & XB1 will be eating up all my dough. I still have to get Christmas and birthday gifts for my family as well.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. pcbros

    I guess this throws out any hope for a Super Mario 3D World bundle…

    #17 10 months ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @DrDamn

    Btw, I hope I didn’t offend you, was only pulling your leg! :)

    #18 10 months ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    I agree with you guys nintendo land is the best game that shows the possibilities of the assymetrical gameplay only possible on the WiiU, it is really strange, i understand that more bundles are better like the zelda one, and heres hoping for the 3d mario bundle.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. DrDamn

    @MG
    None taken. I am getting on a bit mind :D

    #20 10 months ago

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