Last year’s debut of Nintendo games in a Humble Bundle was a true surprise, not only because they were the first console games on the service, but also… well, it’s Nintendo. And now they’re doing it all over again.
The Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle just launched, and it has an array of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games on offer in a dirt-cheap, expandable bundle that grows the more you spend. And as always, you can divvy up your payment between the developers, Humble, and a couple of charities.
Pay at least US$1 and you’ll gain access to Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on both Wii U and 3DS, Retro City Rampage: DX for 3DS, and Affordable Space Adventures for Wii U. Pay at least US$13 (about £9), on the other hand, and you’ll add a couple of heavier-hitters: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition for 3DS and Darksiders II for Wii U.
And if you pay more than the average buyer payment, which currently sits at US$9.27 (about £6.35) as of this writing, you’ll also unlock Freedom Planet for Wii U, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure for 3DS, Citizens of Earth for Wii U or 3DS, and a Retro City Rampage: DX 3DS home theme. And even more games will be added over time, with another two weeks left in the campaign.
Currently, that means you can get eight games for US$13 minimum with more to come. It’s a pretty stellar deal, if we do say so ourselves – and unlike the original promotion, this one is open to buyers in Europe, as well as North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Once purchased, you’ll receive eShop codes to redeem on either platform.
The campaign has been open for less than an hour, so there’s little use in closely examining the numbers – but more than 6,100 bundles have already been sold as of this writing, adding up to more than US$57,000 (£39,000), and SOS Children’s Villages International and Code.org will both see a share of that to support their programs. Nintendo says the last bundle raised more than US$120,000 (£82,280) for charity alone.
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