Nintendo UK has taken to the streets of London to recreate a retro Super Mario mural in aid of the plumber’s 30th Anniversary. Located in Shoreditch within the capital city, fans can see the large spray painted mural celebrating Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. But if London’s too far a train trip, or perhaps a long-haul flight for you, make sure to check out Nintendo UK’s Instagram video, showcasing just how the mural was made above. Plus, we’ve also managed to take a snap of the red-capped plumber on our travels in London too – and it’s just as awesome as it looks. Super Mario Maker will be released in North America and Europe on September 11.
Nintendo UK asked fans last month to choose their favourite Wii U title in order to be in with a chance of winning £50 eShop credit. As many as 2,000 fans cast their votes via Twitter over the course of May, with notable mentions going to Ubisoft titles Rayman Legends and ZombiU, as well as indie game Affordable Space Adventures. All votes have been counted and verified by Nintendo UK and, as they say, there can only be one winner. Perhaps it was the Luigi death stare that toppled this game to victory, or maybe it was the more logical fly-off-the-track 200cc mode, but Mario Kart 8 claimed the gold trophy as the UK’s most loved Wii U game so far.
Though Super Smash Bros. for Wii U came a close second, and Zelda titles such as Hyrule Warriors and Wind Waker HD placed in third and fourth, respectively, it just wasn’t enough to knock Mario Kart 8 from its high-speed victory run. You can view the top 10 games in full, here, or alternatively in the numbered list below. Did you get involved in the voting process? Let us know in the comment section below.
- Mario Kart 8
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Hyrule Warriors
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
- Super Mario 3D World
- Bayonetta 2
- Pikmin 3
- The Wonderful 101
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Apparently, customers in the UK who pre-ordered the special edition Splatoon bundle from GAME, which includes Splatoon and a Squid amiibo, have been e-mailed informing them that a lorry carrying the bundles has been stolen, and apologising that they won’t get their pre-order on time. They cannot replace the missing products, so they’re offering a £10 discount to those who pre-ordered the bundle as they won’t be able to receive the Squid amiibo, but will receive the Splatoon game and Inkling Boy and Girl. Such an unfortunate situation!
Nintendo UK has offered fans the chance to win £50 eShop credit providing they share their favourite Wii U game on social media. In a competition available to residents of the United Kingdom aged 13 years and over only, Nintendo UK would love to hear the voice of the nation and compile an official fans’ Top 10 when the results have been counted and verified. And for just ten lucky fans selected at random, the company will offer a wonderful £50 in eShop credit to spend on their next retail or eShop game.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply log on to Twitter and tweet your favourite Wii U game – whether that’s the fast-paced Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, or the feisty Bayonetta 2 – and use the hashtags #WiiU and #PlayOn. The competition is open from now until June 1, so make sure you get your vote in within the next couple of weeks. Nintendo UK states that all winners will be notified by June 10, 2015.
A thread has blown up on Reddit stating that the official Nintendo UK store has been sending customers the wrong Legend of Zelda faceplates for the New Nintendo 3DS. Those who ordered the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask faceplates have apparently received the Triforce plates instead, and vice versa. Clearly some people aren’t happy with this mistake and for good reason.
Nintendo UK has uploaded a new feature advertisement explaining why they love the New Nintendo 3DS. With the release of the two systems just a couple of days away on February 13, the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL are certainly hot property both in Europe and North America, with many of the exclusive models – including Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask 3D – sold out at various retailers.
But if you’re not quite set on trading in your old model for a New Nintendo 3DS just yet, Nintendo UK tells fans why they should upgrade or join the handheld family with their five reasons to love the new models. The video embedded above takes into account the new enhanced 3D, quicker start-ups and amiibo support in order to tempt new buyers. Are you excited to get your hands on the new model on Friday? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo UK’s online store is now offering a bunch of New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL bundles with The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. After the exclusive Majora’s Mask 3DS XL reveal in yesterday’s mammoth-sized Nintendo Direct, you can now pre-order various bundles from the UK store, all of which include the elusive Skull Kid figurine previously only available in the North American Limited Edition bundle.
Ranging between £189.99 to £224.99, the nine different bundles will include a variety of accessories, as well as an officially licensed Nintendo 3DS charger and Skull Kid figurine in every bundle. We’ve detailed all the available bundles – arriving February 13 – in a handy list, along with their prices, below. But if you’d like to pre-order any of the bundles, you can do so on the official UK store, here. Please remember that the Nintendo UK store does not currently ship physical items outside of the UK.
All nine bundles come with a charger and the Skull Kid figurine:
- New Nintendo 3DS White, Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition Bundle – £194.99
- New Nintendo 3DS Black, Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition Bundle – £194.99
- New Nintendo 3DS Black, Majora’s Mask 3D Standard Edition – £189.99
- New Nintendo 3DS White, Majora’s Mask 3D Standard Edition – £189.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask 3D Edition (+ pre-installed game) – £209.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Metallic Blue, Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition Bundle, Majora’s Mask Case – £224.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Metallic Black, Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition Bundle, Majora’s Mask Case – £224.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Metallic Blue, Majora’s Mask 3D Standard Edition, Majora’s Mask Case – £219.99
- New Nintendo 3DS XL Metallic Black, Majora’s Mask 3D Standard Edition, Majora’s Mask Case – £219.99