Nintendo releasing new starter bundles for its most popular games

Get ready for even more bundle madness as Nintendo has announced new starter bundles for some of its most popular Switch titles: Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Beginning in September, we will see a new series of bundles that include controllers and starter pack versions of games for both Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. We are also going to be seeing a sweet new Nintendo 2DS XL bundle in a host of new colors. They are focusing on the holiday shopping rush by timing it when most people start thinking about Christmas gifts or, better yet, stocking stuffers.

Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America President and COO, had the following to say:

We want to give people a variety of options and price points when shopping for themselves or the Nintendo fans in their lives. Whether looking for a portable system for a first-time gamer or a cool controller to play Super Smash Bros.Ultimate, Nintendo has great gifts for all ages this holiday season.

Super Mario Odyssey Starter Pack ($59.99 MRSP)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Starter Pack ($59.99 MSRP)

Splatoon 2 Starter Pack ($59.99 MSRP)

These will all be available at most retailers on September 28 and are a great buy for those looking to pick up the game and a helpful collector’s guide. Also worth mentioning is the previously announced Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Bundle for Super Smash Bros.Ultimate. That launches December 7 and will set you back $139.99. You can also pick up the controller by itself the same day for $74.99.

Nintendo also hinted that more great games for both Switch and Nintendo 3DS are on the way soon.

Tarah Bleier