Need a Wii U and love NFC figure games? Nintendo and Activision have got a bundle that’s perfect for you. Next month marks the debut of the Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle. It has everything to get you set as both a Wii U owner and a Skylanders aficionado.
The Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle is a pretty standard starter pack. You get an 8GB Wii U, the Skylanders Swap Force starter kit with a portal and three figures, and a copy of Nintendo Land. The bundle also includes an exclusive version of the Wash Buckler Skylander, that’s a different color than the normal one. All of this is $299.99 together, which isn’t too bad considering you’re getting a normally $74.99 game with the bundle.
Actually, I think the Skylanders Swap Force Wii U bundle is the best Wii U bundle you can grab this holiday season. Remember that a new Wii U deluxe set debuts next month. It includes the larger, 32GB Wii U, as well as copies of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, for $299.99, the same price as this other bundle. I think the one-two punch of Skylanders SWAP Force and Nintendo Land are a better pairing than New Super Mario Bros. U and its DLC, but it’s probably a matter of personal preference.
Don’t feel left out if you already own a Wii U. You can just grab Skylanders Swap Force for your system on its own, right now. It’s $74.99 and immediately available. I’d recommend giving into impulse and buying it now, though. It’s practically guaranteed to be reduced during the Black Friday 2013 sales. Make do with the games you already have for now, and grab it later for a better price.