Nintendo’s New Game Plan for the Fall

Nintendo prepares to launch a new lineup of games for its Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS game systems. The company revealed Monday the details about its upcoming releases for several franchises.

A special limited-edition The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword bundle containing the game and a gold Wii Remote Plus controller will be available when the game launches on Nov. 20.

Also for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, every copy in the initial production of the game will come packaged with a special music CD featuring orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.

Nintendo will launch the upcoming Tetris: Axis game for Nintendo 3DS systems on Oct. 2.

The Professor Layton and the Last Specter game for the Nintendo DS family of systems will launch Oct. 17.

“Nintendo has something for you this fall, no matter what type of gamer you are, no matter what Nintendo system you’re playing,” said Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt.

“Whether you’re looking for a world-spanning epic like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the pick-up-and-play puzzle fun of Tetris: Axis or the mind-bending adventure of Professor Layton and the Last Specter, we’ve got you covered.”

The limited-edition gold controller bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be offered at a suggested retail price of $69.99. The game will also be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $49.99, though the gold controller will only be available as part of the special bundle.

The new Tetris: Axis game lets players use the Nintendo 3DS system to jump into the action in 3D without the need for special glasses.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter for the Nintendo DS family of systems is the fourth installment in the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series. It begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games, set three years before the events in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

The Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.

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