Nintendo announce Wii U showcase tour

14 September 2012 – Nintendo’s Wii U is an HD console that offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before, with brand new gaming experiences enabled by the innovative Wii U GamePad controller, whether playing alone or together with friends. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software. Nintendo will be touring the country with its revolutionary new home console, giving thousands of people the chance to experience gaming like no other ahead of the console’s launch on the 30th November. Kicking off in London on the 27th September, the Wii U showcase tour will visit a range of shopping centres, gaming expos and events across the UK.

The tour is the perfect place to get hands-on with some of the pre-release Wii U titles and experience first-hand how the new Wii U GamePad controller with 6.2-inch touch screen affects both single and multiplayer games. Visitors will get a real feel for what the Wii U has to offer this Christmas with world famous Nintendo franchises like Mario and brand new Wii U exclusives including Nintendo Land and Ubisoft’s ZombiU available to trial.

As an extra treat, Nintendo favourites Mario and Luigi will be on hand to welcome Nintendo fans on the day, plus there will be a whole host of Wii U challenges to complete and fantastic prizes to be won! 

There’ll also be a chance to sample upcoming Nintendo 3DS XL titles before they launch, including the latest Pokémon and Mario adventures. The new Nintendo 3DS XL features a 90% bigger screen offering an even more immersive entertainment experience for all the family.

Don’t miss out on a great day out this Christmas, be sure to come down and check out the Wii U showcase tour.

The tour will visit the following events and venues:

Eurogamer Expo, London: 27th – 30th September

Braehead shopping centre, Glasgow: 11th – 14th October

Play Expo, Manchester: 13th – 14th

Westfield, Derby: 18th – 21st October

MCM Expo, London: 26th – 28th October

Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester: 1st – 4th November

The Bullring, Birmingham: 8th – 11th November

Westfield Stratford City, London: 15th – 18th November

Metro Centre, Newcastle: 22nd – 25th November

Gadget Show Christmas, London: 30th November – 2nd December

Westfield, London: 6th – 9th December

Centre: MK, Milton Keynes: 13th – 16th December

Arndale centre, Manchester: 3rd – 6th January

For more information about the tour and for regular updates on the events and locations, visit www.nintendo.co.uk/events.

Editors Notes

For further information please contact Nintendo@bell-pottinger.co.uk or 020 7861 2868

All Wii U related assets are available on Nintendo’s asset library http://assetslibrary.nintendo.co.uk/

Note – In Europe retailers set their own prices by law so please check your local retailer website very soon for price information.

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 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 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.  


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