16 th July, 2013 – Nintendo is giving families up and down the UK the opportunity to play the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games at a series of events taking place throughout summer 2013. The Wii U Den tour and Nintendo 3DS Festival of Fun will be visiting family friendly outdoor events from July to October and are the best place to play the latest Nintendo games as well as taking part in many other exciting Nintendo themed activities. 

The Wii U Den Tour

The Wii U Den tour will be taking Nintendo’s latest home console on the road this summer, offering you the chance to experience the magic of Mario in HD and the innovative new GamePad controller and the entertainment, gameplay and social features that it offers first hand. Play up to 5 player co-op Mario in New Super Mario Bros. U , discover the world of LEGO® CITY Undercover , get involved in multiplayer mayhem in Nintendo Land and even get to try out new games coming later this year! You will also be able to check out the entertainment applications that Wii U has to offer as well as Miiverse - a family friendly social network built around games and sharing gameplay experiences.

The Wii U Den tour will be visiting the following locations this summer:

  • Sunderland Air Show, Seaburn Park, Sunderland (27-28 July)
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (8-11 August)
  • Eastbourne Airborne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne (15-18 August)
  • Clacton Air Show, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea (22–23 August)

Nintendo 3DS Festival of Fun

The Nintendo 3DS Festival of Fun will host a large number of Nintendo 3DS games for you to try including Mario Kart 7 , Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D , Animal Crossing: New Leaf , Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity , Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. , Luigi’s Mansion 2 , LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins and LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey . During the summer you will be able to see for yourself that there really is something for everyone on Nintendo 3DS. There will be lots to do on the stand including multiplayer Mario Kart 7 races, ghost hunting in Luigi’s Mansion 2 and daily Animal Crossing: New Leaf tips and tricks to running a successful town. With competitions and prizes galore and a message board to leave your 3DSreasons head down to the stand to experience what Nintendo 3DS has to offer.

If you already own a Nintendo 3DS then make sure you bring your console along for a fun opportunity to meet many Nintendo fans via StreetPass and play games with those you’ve encountered; such as collecting more puzzle pieces.

The Nintendo 3DS Festival of Fun will be coming to the following locations this summer:

  • Sunderland Air Show, Seaburn Park, Sunderland (27-28 July)
  • Nottingham Riverside Festival, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham (2-4 August)
  • Eastbourne Airborne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne (15-18 August)
  • Williamson Square (City Centre), William Square, Liverpool (22-25 August)
  • Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth Sea Front, Bournemouth (29 August – 1 September)

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Wii U Den Tour Locations & Dates

Venue Name Venue Address Dates
Sunderland Air Show Seaburn Park, Sunderland 27 – 28 July
Bristol Balloon Fiesta Ashton Court Estate, Bristol 8 – 11 August
Eastbourne Airborne King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne 15 – 18 August
Clacton Air Show Marin Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea 22 – 23 August

Nintendo 3DS Tour Locations & Dates

Venue Name Venue Address Dates
Sunderland Air Show Seaburn Park, Sunderland 27 – 28 July
Nottingham Riverside Festival Victoria Embankment, Nottingham 2 – 4 August
Eastbourne Airborne Kings Edwards Parade, Eastbourne 15 – 18 August
Williamson Square (City Centre) William Square, Liverpool 22 – 25 August
Bournemouth Air Festival Bournemouth Sea Front, Bournemouth 29 August – 1 September

About Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.

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 4.1 billion video games and more than 654 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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