Nintendo is gearing up for the holiday season with a selection of new console bundles for the Nintendo Switch. In the past few weeks, we have seen the reveal of the yellow & mustard Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee bundle and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle.
The next Nintendo Switch console bundle is based on Fortnite. The Nintendo Switch: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle will be released on October 5th.
You would think that the fact that Fortnite is already a free game would prompt Nintendo to release a slick looking console with a unique dock and set of Joy-Cons, but you would be wrong. The Nintendo Switch: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle is just a regular Nintendo Switch with the blue & red Joy-Cons.
The only additions to the Fortnite bundle come in the form of a few exclusive digital items. The Nintendo Switch: Fortnite Double Helix Bundle will come with a download code that will give you one thousand V-Bucks (the in-game currency used by Fortnite) and the Double Helix outfit set, which is exclusive to this bundle.
The Nintendo Switch: Fortnite - Double Helix Bundle is about as low effort as possible on the part of Nintendo. Would it really have been so hard to make a Switch dock that comes with a picture of the Battle Bus on it? There are plenty of options for brightly colored Joy-Cons that haven't been released yet, but the Double Helix Bundle is just using the standard blue & red designs.
It also doesn't help that the Double Helix set is just a recolored version of the Archtype skin, which means that this bundle exclusive is also as low effort as possible.
The addition of the free digital content is nice, but it only adds around ten dollars worth of additional value to the package. It's certainly better than nothing, but for a game as big as Fornite, you would think that Nintendo would pull out all of the stops and release a system that looks as awesome as consoles that come with the Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundles.
The Nintendo Switch: Fortnite – Double Helix Bundle will be released on October 5th for $299.99.