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A new wave of Nintendo Selects joined the North American lineup on Friday. Five games were added, including nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends. Most of these titles had their prices updated on the eShop, but there’s now a strange situation surroundings the nintendogs + cats games.

Back in 2014, all three versions of nintendogs + cats became available digitally and at just $15. Now, however, they’re gone entirely. Searching for nintendogs + cats brings up zero results. All of the Nintendo Selects had their prices updated on the eShop this past Friday and Nintendo Land even made a return, but it seems that nintendogs + cats is gone. It’s likely related to the fact that Golden Retriever & New Friends’ old price ($15) was lower than it would have been under the Nintendo Selects line ($20).

Will nintendogs + cats ever return? That’s a good question. If the different versions ever come back, they probably won’t be at $15 again.

Thanks to Jose M for the tip.

With new Nintendo Selects coming out in North America on Friday, Nintendo has prepared two more promos. One is specific to Wii U, while the other is just for 3DS. Both are posted below.

A number of new Nintendo Selects debuted in North America today. On Wii U, we have Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land, and LEGO City: Undercover. The 3DS line has added Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Tomodachi Life, nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends, and LEGO City: Undercover.

All of these titles have now dropped to $20 officially at retail, and the new prices are now reflected on the eShop as well. As a bonus, Nintendo Land can now be purchased digitally again in North America. Nintendo removed the game for unknown reasons in late 2013.

Nintendo is steadily increasing its Nintendo Selects range of products in Europe. Four additional Wii U games will be added to the lineup, meaning they will get a reprint and a permanent discount, starting on September 30th. The four new additions are Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Party 10 and Pikmin 3.

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Update 3 (8/10): These are all now live on Amazon.


Update 2: New Nintendo Selects are mostly live at GameStop.


Update: The new amiibo bundles are already up on Amazon. If you’re a Prime member, each one drops down to $32.


Original(8/9): Nintendo has announced several new items which will help consumers save money on their products beginning later this month.

First, a number of new Nintendo Selects are on the way. The following titles will drop to $20 starting on August 26:

Game
System
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Wii U
Wii U
Wii U

On August 26, a New 3DS bundle containing the system, a pre-installed copy of Super Mario 3D Land, and two cover plates will be sold for $149.99 exclusively at Walmart and Target. This is $50 less than the suggested retail price of any New 3DS bundle before.

Lastly, several new amiibo bundles are also coming starting on September 9. The lineup includes:

– Yoshi’s Woolly World: Pink Yarn Yoshi – Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure
– Yoshi’s Woolly World: Light Blue Yarn Yoshi – Activates “Double Yoshi” in single-player mode, allows players to save favorite collected patterns to the amiibo figure
– Mario Party 10: Peach – Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode
– Mario Party 10: Bowser – Play with and customize the amiibo in Party Mode
– Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Toad – Unlocks a hide-and-seek challenge

Head past the break for today’s full announcement.

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Frozen: Olaf’s Quest has started to pop up at retailers with a new Nintendo Selects version. The value line is generally associated with Nintendo-published releases, which is why this is noteworthy. It’s actually the first third-party game to be under the Nintendo Selects name in North America.

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Update: Added the official trailer that shows off the games.

 

5 additional Nintendo 3DS games will be added to the Nintendo Selects lineup in Europe in June, meaning that they will get a reprint and will be sold at a lower price. They will also be discounted on the Nintendo eShop. The new suggested retail price for these games is €19,99 / £15.99. The games are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique.

A new batch of Nintendo Selects just recently came out in Europe. Find a promo for the various releases below.

Update: Added boxarts.


 

Back in September, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Selects program for Europe – select Nintendo 3DS titles getting both a reprint and a permanent discount. Today, Nintendo announced that several Wii U games will be added to the lineup on April 15th. Each game will cost €24,99 / £19.99, both in stores and on Nintendo eShop. The games are:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U (bundle pack; the standard version of New Super Mario Bros. U will be removed from the eShop on April 15th)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Wii Party U
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Lego City Undercover

Head past the break for today’s full announcement.

Update 3 (3/9): Bumped to the top for the final time. All of the Nintendo Selects are now up on Best Buy.


Update 2: Bumped to the top again. The Nintendo Selects are up on Amazon Canada.


Update (3/8): Bumped to the top. Some, but not all, of the Nintendo Selects are now up on Best Buy.


Original (3/7): Later this week, a new batch of Nintendo Selects will be arriving in North America. The lineup includes the following games:

Wii U

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
NES Remix Pack
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World

3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Mario Party: Island Tour
Yoshi’s New Island

Wii

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Mario All-Stars

All of these Nintendo Selects can be ordered from Amazon here. They’ll be priced at $19.99 each. Note that they’ll be down to $16 for Prime members.