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
The official UK Nintendo Store is once again offering gamers the chance to nab exclusive pre-order gifts if you purchase games with them. If you decide to get Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from the Nintendo UK Store you are eligible to receive a free Captain Toad keychain. You can pre-order the game for £35 on the store.
Nintendo UK is giving away a Luigi Hat if you decide to purchase any Luigi related items with them. You just add your item of choice and the Luigi hat and you’ll get it for free. This also includes a purchase of the Luigi Amiibo figure. The offer ends at the end of the month.
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Nintendo UK has put together a new video highlighting a number of indie and virtual console games on the Nintendo eShop. The two-minute trailer showcases an array of games newly added to the eShop last month such as Cubemen 2, Teslagrad, and Art of Balance by the developer team at Shin’en Multimedia – all of which can be found on the Wii U eShop. While Capcom’s Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2 and Comic Workshop developed by Collavier can be found on the 3DS eShop. Did you pick up any of the aforementioned titles? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below.