NEW HARDWARE BUNDLES FOR NINTENDO 3DS XL AND Wii U DUE OUT IN COMING MONTHS

14 th February 2013 – The coming months are an exciting time for all fans of Nintendo hardware, with the announcement of black and white editions for Nintendo 3DS XL as well as new bundle releases for both Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U . The various bundles on offer incorporate highly-anticipated titles such as Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate or Fire Emblem™: Awakening . In addition, the launch of the new Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for Nintendo 3DS XL completes the bumper line-up.

On 22 nd March, limited edition bundles featuring Capcom®’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS XL. The Wii U Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Premium Pack not only features a black Wii U console with 32GB of storage*, but also a black Wii U Pro Controller and a copy of the game. The Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Limited Edition Pack comes with the game pre-installed on a black Nintendo 3DS XL – a brand new hardware colour for the handheld system.

The world of Monster Hunter™ can be experienced alone or in local multiplayer for up to four players on Nintendo 3DS, while Wii U players will be able to form hunting parties of up to four players online - or enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. A demo will be available for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions on 21 st February via Nintendo eShop.  

The Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for Nintendo 3DS XL, which offers an alternative control method for players of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and other selected Nintendo 3DS titles, will be also be launching in Europe on 22 nd March.

Additionally, the captivating world of Fire Emblem: Awakening for Nintendo 3DS is about to open up for European fans. In celebration, the Nintendo 3DS XL Limited Edition Pack with Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-installed , which includes an exclusive blue Nintendo 3DS XL console with Fire Emblem art imprinted on the console itself, will be arriving in shops alongside the release of the standalone game from 19 th April.

In the game, players will command and fight alongside an army of spirited heroes standing against an enemy with the power to destroy empires. Plan your attack, customise your forces, and guide your heroes as you forge alliances that strengthen your resolve in battle and shape the course of history. A demo will be available from Nintendo eShop in early April.

For further information:

Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk

Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/nintendouk

Wii U on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk

Monster Hunter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/monsterhunter

Monster Hunter on Twitter https://twitter.com/monsterhunter

Monster Hunter on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/monsterhunter

ENDS

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 Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ 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 Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

 


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