Nintendo's Wii U Basic returns in a Skylanders bundle

3:12 PM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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Once rumored as discontinued, Nintendo's Wii U Basic system returns bundled with Nintendo Land and Activision's Skylanders Swap Force.

Launching November 15 at a suggested retail price of $299.99, the bundle includes a white Wii U Basic console, video games Nintendo Land from Nintendo and Skylanders Swap Force from Activision, Skylanders' required "Portal of Power" accessory, a collector poster, trading cards. and sticker sheets.  Also included are three Skylanders Swap Force figurines:  Ninja Stealth Elf (one of the Core figurines) and SWAP Force characters Blast-Zone and an exclusive color shift Washbuckler.

"There are so many great elements to this Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle that we almost couldn't cram them all into the box," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.  "This amazing deal provides a huge amount of entertainment for kids and their families to play together."

While Skylanders Swap Force is available on a number of different platforms, the Wii U version is unique in that it features a touch-screen interfaces on the Wii U GamePad and the ability to play the entire game on the GamePad while someone else watches TV.

Nintendo Land is rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB and Skylanders Swap Force carries an ESRB age rating of "E10+".


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