Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide 2018: New Trends and Old Classics

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With New Games and Updated Classics, Nintendo’s 2018 Holiday Lineup Has Something for Everyone in the Family

The 2018 holiday season is quickly approaching and Nintendo has games, systems, and special offers that are fun and budget-friendly for the whole family. Whether looking for a budget-friendly starter system (Nintendo 2DS), a system for home and on the go (Nintendo Switch), or accessories to level up, Nintendo has great options for all ages and personal styles this holiday season. Recently, David Young, Assistant Manager of Public Relations at Nintendo of America, teamed with YourUpdate TV to discuss hottest games and devices coming from Nintendo.

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Some of the new Nintendo products launching this holiday season, as well as classic games families have loved include:

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!
In the Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee! games take a Pokémon journey to the Kanto region with Pikachu or Eevee! Become the best Pokémon Trainer as you battle other Trainers, Gym Leaders, and the sinister Team Rocket. Catch Pokémon in the wild using a gentle throwing motion with either a Joy-Con controller or a Poké Ball Plus accessory (sold separately), which will light up, vibrate, and make sounds to bring your adventure to life. Players can also use button controls in Handheld Mode. Share adventures with family or friends using a second Joy-Con or Poké Ball Plus (sold separately). Even connect to the Pokémon GO app* using a compatible smartphone to bring over Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region!

*Pokémon GO application, compatible smartphone and persistent Internet access required. Data charges may apply. The ability to receive Pokémon from the Pokémon GO app becomes available as you progress through the game.

Super Mario Party
The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames. Wait till you see the 2 vs 2 mode with grid-based maps, the creative uses of the console, and the series’ first online minigame mode! (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on fun and challenging courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.! (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Inkling, Ridley, Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, Isabelle, and Incineroar join every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat on new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!

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About David Young
A Nintendo veteran of more than 20 years, David Young has served as assistant manager of Public Relations since 2007. Young began his Nintendo career as a consumer service representative and game counselor.

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.6 billion video games and more than 725 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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