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Super Mario 3D World release date, Q4 lineup confirmed

Nintendo dates major US Q4 releases for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo has released a confirmed list of US Q4 release dates for Wii U and 3DS, confirming that Super Mario 3D World will be released in US on November 22 for $60.

That's ahead of the originally projected release window of December, and puts it on shelves in time for North America's Black Friday shopping riot.

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The release schedule also confirms that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will get an early launch via the digital eShop, where it will be available from September 20, ahead of the October 4 retail date.

Wii Party U - October 25, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out December 6. Wii Fit U and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games remain chalked up for - 'this holiday'.

Highlights on the 3DS include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, releasing November 22 alongside Mario Party: Island Tour.

Nintendo of America announced today plans to cut the price of the Premium Wii U by $50 effective September 20. It also revealed the Nintendo 2DS, a new "more affordable" Nintendo 3DS model set for release in October, which plays all 3DS games but in 2D mode only.

Here's the full release schedule, which also includes third party software release dates:

Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) - $49.99.
  • Wii Party U (bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand) - Oct. 25 - $49.99.
  • Super Mario 3D World - Nov. 22 - $59.99.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Dec. 6 - $49.99.
  • Wii Fit U - this holiday season.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: - this holiday season.

Third-party titles:

  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) (Warner Bros.)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) (Warner Bros.)
  • Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) (Activision)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) (Activision)
  • Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) (SEGA)
  • Rayman Legends (Sept. 3) (Ubisoft)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8) (Ubisoft)
  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) (Ubisoft)
  • Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) (Ubisoft)

Nintendo 3DS

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Nov. 22 - $39.99.
  • Mario Party: Island Tour - Nov. 22 - $39.99.

Third-party titles:

  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) (Warner Bros.)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (Fall) (Warner Bros.)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Oct. 25) (Warner Bros.)
  • Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) (Activision)
  • Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (Nov. 19) (D3Publisher)
  • Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) (SEGA)

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