CHALLENGE MARIO AND SONIC ON THE NEW BLUE Wii BUNDLE

10 th October 2011 – Budding Olympians can now get ready for the  London 2012 Olympic Games alongside their favourite video game characters, with a little help from Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ . To help you work on your sporting skills and have a lot of fun while doing it, Nintendo is releasing the ultimate bundle this year featuring a copy of the game and an exclusive newly configured* blue Wii, available from 18 th November

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ marks the return of the highly successful sports franchise and takes Mario, Sonic and all of their friends to London, the home of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.  The successful duo are back - bigger and better - bringing even more multiplayer fun into your living room just in time for Christmas.

You and your friends will be able to practice new Olympic events such as Football, Show Jumping and Canoeing, while many of your favourite past events make a return but have been refined to make them even more challenging and fun. Classic Olympic events such as the 100m Sprint, Aquatics and Table Tennis are all back and better than ever. Try combining these gems with the much loved Dream Events and you will have more choice than ever before.

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ allows you to take to the streets of London and make the city your personal playground. Choose your favourite characters in the London Party mode and take part in a number of mini-games that are linked to some of London’s most famous landmarks.

The new Wii bundle, launching across Europe on 18 th November2011, includes a newly configured Wii console in blue and a copy of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™. A number of other fun Wii bundles are also being announced this autumn, all offering great value. Watch this space!

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Editors Notes

  • Please note that the newly configured Wii is no longer compatible with GameCube software and accessories.

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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™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation 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.  http://www.nintendo-europe.com/  


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