Nintendo announces new "starter pack" game bundles for popular first party titles

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    Three first party Nintendo Switch titles will be getting a new release format thanks to the recently announced starter pack bundles. Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 will soon be available in a large box that simply includes the boxed version of the game, alongside a strategy guide. Super Mario Odyssey's comes with the Traveler's Guide, Breath of the Wild has the Explorer's Guide, and Splatoon 2 offers a regularly named Strategy Guide. These packs will cost the regular retail price of #59.99, effectively making the guidebooks free.

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    :arrow: Odyssey
     
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  1. Xandrid

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    So just reselling the games at full price?
     
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  2. OkazakiTheOtaku

    OkazakiTheOtaku no thanks, I don't want a custom title

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    Splatoon has been sold like this for a while. It's how my copy came a few months ago.
     
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    It's not like the regular price has gone down on these games, as far as I'm aware. Also, if the Breath of the Wild pack is 59.99 too, that would actually be cheaper, I think the regular cost is €69.99 here.
     
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    Last time this bundle came out, it was called Splategy Guide...
     
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    Oh gosh I thought you were joking but its real. That pun.

    No wonder they changed it.
     
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    I think there have been deals and stuff, also if that's the case for places outside the US then that's cool
     
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    Not a bad idea, even if you don't care about the strategy guide it's a cool thing to have in your collection, and can't complain about the price.
     
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    Oh. Thought it was a Switch bundle at first, going off the title.
     
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    Free stuff's nice.
     
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    Just ignoring the strategy guides there, huh?
     
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    I'd love to take the BOTW one because i'm a fanboy
     
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    You do know there's youtube?
     
  13. Fugelmir

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    It's not really a 'game bundle' is it? Its 3 separate games paired with corresponding strategy guides. The title and article should be cleaned up to properly convey the actual news.
     
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  14. pedro702

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    so instead of doing price drops on 1+ year games they bundle a guide and keep the same pricing, i guess that is a thing.
     
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  15. emmanu888

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    I already have BOTW on Wii U but i might get tempted by the game+guide bundle. I assume the guide that comes with the game applies to both versions of the game right?
     
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    Nice post dude
     
  17. DaFixer

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    In my mencave ;)
    Great idea, still need to buy Zelda.
     
  18. FEF1

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    This is great if you don’t have the game, but doesn’t really give you any incentive to rebuy it.
     
  19. VitaType

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    That's nice. I like a good strategy guide, but that they extended it to Mario Odysse now, pretty sure it's old news for Splatoon 2 and BotW, makes me worry if they skip the Nintendo Selects program this gen. :unsure:
    (Hopefully Pikmen 4 gets one too. Actually makes me want to wait a year after release or such just in case, I mean I already waited years for it now)

    I wonder if they can beat that pun with the Yoshi strategy guide ;) (Double Yoshi expl...)
     
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