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Feb. 29, 2016 13:00 UTC

Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong Games Join Line of $19.99 Nintendo Selects

Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games Debut at a New Lower Price on March 11
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starting on March 11, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games become a part of the Nintendo Selects program and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. Wii U games like Super Mario 3D World, an imaginative four-player adventure with Mario and friends that received numerous Game of the Year awards and nominations when it first launched in 2013, join Nintendo 3DS standouts such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, one of the most critically acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games of all time.
Starting on March 11, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games ...
Starting on March 11, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games become a part of the Nintendo Selects program and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. (Photo: Business Wire)






“Whether you just picked up a new Wii U or Nintendo 3DS system over the holiday season or want to expand your ever-growing game collection, Nintendo Selects are a great, affordable option,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Not only are these games easier than ever to enjoy, but they also represent some of our highest-quality offerings in recent memory.”
Other Wii U games joining the Nintendo Selects family are Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezePikmin 3 and NES Remix Pack. Fun Nintendo 3DS games Yoshi’s New IslandDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Mario Party: Island Tour can also be purchased at the new low suggested retail price of $19.99 each on March 11. Additionally, a group of classics from the Wii console that can be played on Wii U will be available at the reduced Nintendo Selects price. This includes Super Mario Galaxy 2Animal Crossing: City FolkDonkey Kong Country Returns and Super Mario All-Stars.





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FINAL FANTASY XIV CREATIVE TEAM OFFER INSIGHTS INTO THE GAME’S ALLURE
New Video Series Kicks Off with Artistry of Music and Sound
LOS ANGELES (Mar. 1, 2016) – Heralding another successful season of FINAL FANTASY XIV’s unprecedented success, a new video series introduced today offers an inside look at the creative team and their inspirations in cultivating a rich and vibrant online world.

The first in the series highlights the creative mastery that goes into the highly-acclaimed music and sound design of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™.   This video spotlights how the music and in-game sound effects play an integral role in bringing the world of Eorzea to life. Masayoshi Soken, Lead Composer and Sound Director, explains that the score for Heavensward was inspired by “Dragonsong,” the main theme song for the expansion pack composed by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu. Sound designers, Yousuke Nakashima and Go Kinuya, also discuss the making of key sound effects to create an immersive experience, ranging from realistic monster grunts to unique battle sounds.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Chapter One: Sound Design can be viewed on YouTube at:


FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the all-in-one bundle, which includes both A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, is available on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Windows PC, and Mac. The FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward expansion pack is available as a standalone purchase on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC for $39.99. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.