New Games Starring Mario, Yoshi and Pikmin Coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2017

Nintendo 3DS Starts the Year with New Games, a Pikachu-Themed New
Nintendo 3DS XL System, New amiibo and Discounted Prices on Classic Games

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After the most successful quarter of software sales in Nintendo 3DS
history fueled by the record-breaking sales of the Pokémon
and Pokémon
games, the portable Nintendo
system kicks off 2017 with the debut of a Pikachu-themed New
Nintendo 3DS XL system, new entertaining and engaging games for the
entire family, the introduction of new amiibo
cards, and discounts on many popular games.

“Nintendo 3DS is a portal to one-of-a-kind Nintendo adventures starring
classic characters like Mario, Yoshi and all of their friends,” said
Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. “Our hit system offers a wide variety of memorable
experiences for adventurers of all ages.”

Nintendo 3DS fans will be able to enjoy all of the following in 2017:

  • Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL: On Feb. 24, an
    electrifying new design for the New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware will hit
    store shelves. The colorful yellow system sports a charming drawing of
    popular Pokémon Pikachu on the cover and will be available at a
    suggested retail price of $199.99.
  • Poochy
    & Yoshi’s Woolly World
    : Get crafty and explore a
    handcrafted world full of surprises. The Nintendo 3DS version of the
    critically acclaimed Wii
    game launches on Feb. 3, alongside the new Yarn Poochy amiibo
    figure, and includes even more great features like stages you dash
    through as Poochy, a Craft Yoshi Editor perfect for creative types and
    charming stop-motion animated videos starring Yoshi and Poochy. A free
    demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is now available to
    download in Nintendo eShop.
  • Tank Troopers: Storm the battlefield in one of 36
    customizable tanks in this tank warfare shooter exclusive to Nintendo
    eShop. The digital game supports up to six players battling against
    each other in teams or free-for-all in local multiplayer matches.
    Colorful characters with unique personalities, a variety of different
    maps and modes, and creative challenges combine to make Tank
    a fun and engaging multiplayer experience. Tank
    launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on
    Feb. 16.
  • Mario
    Sports Superstars
    : The action-packed game launches on
    March 24 and offers five full-featured sports like Soccer, Tennis,
    Golf, Baseball and, for the first time in a Mario sports game, Horse
    Racing. Each sport stars Mario and his friends (and enemies!) from the
    Mushroom Kingdom and can be played in local or online multiplayer
    modes. (Players must own the game and a Nintendo 3DS system to compete
    in multiplayer mode.)
  • New Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards: By tapping one
    of these new amiibo character cards while playing Mario Sports
    , players will get a variety of fun bonuses. The Mario
    Sports Superstars
    amiibo cards can be purchased in blind packs of
    five at a suggested retail price of $4.99 each, starting on March 24.
    For a limited time, the Mario Sports Superstars game will
    include one amiibo card packed in.
  • Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (name not final): The
    upcoming Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is a side-scrolling
    adventure that introduces new players to the adorable Pikmin and their
    unique abilities, while challenging longtime fans to navigate a
    strange new world. Players play as Captain Olimar and tap the screen
    to throw Pikmin at enemies and objects, using the unique abilities of
    the Pikmin to solve puzzles, fend off aggressive wildlife and find
    objects as they navigate the world’s tiny harsh environment. The game
    launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2017.
  • More Great Games at a Suggested Retail Price of $19.99 Each:
    The critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games Kirby
    Triple Deluxe
    and Mario
    & Luigi: Dream Team
    are joining the Nintendo
    lineup and will arrive in stores mid-February. Nintendo
    Selects are classic Nintendo games like Animal
    Crossing: New Leaf
    , Luigi’s
    Mansion: Dark Moon
    and Yoshi’s
    New Island
    that are available at the great suggested retail
    price of only $19.99 each.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. Creating a Nintendo
and registering a Nintendo
Network ID
gets players access to free-to-start games, including
Pokémon games; the ability to download and play variety of free game
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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome 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 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 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
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Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
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