Nintendo UK has added new Zelda goodies to their official online store. As can be seen in the embedded tweet, a range of new merchandise for men, women and children are now offered within the store, including the following:
- Small messenger bag
- Girls’ Wind Waker stained glass wallet/purse
- The Legend of Zelda golden-plated cap
- Girls’ Zelda Hoodie – Green/Black
- The Legend of Zelda Men’s T-Shirt – Black
You can view all the Zelda merchandise in the “Cool Stuff” section of the online store, alternatively you can just click the link here to go directly to the section. Remember that the online store only ships physical products to residencies within the UK.
trailer showcasing all games coming to the Wii U system between 2014 and 2015. With the hashtag #thetimeisnow, the seven-minute trailer begins with the world of Hyrule in the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, then into the numerous games of the Mushroom Kingdom with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Mario Maker, finishing off with a clip of Xenoblade Chronicles X to come full circle and back to Hyrule with Zelda Wii U.
Nintendo UK has uploaded a brand new
With the hashtag in place, Nintendo UK and Europe are eager to spread the word that many gamers should be considering a Wii U purchase with a grand choice of exclusive games. From the games shown, which ones are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo UK has announced a new option which allows users to purchase digital eShop cards via PayPal. Available for European Wii U, 3DS, DSi and Wii systems, owners can either purchase an eShop card to the value of £/€15, £/€25 and £/€50 for their use, or gift the funds to another.
For those who live in the UK, remember to purchase your chosen eShop card in GBP from PayPal. On the other hand, those in Europe can purchase their eShop card through the German website at the moment. All cards purchased with Euro currency will work in other European countries, since it is not specific to Germany. You can find out more about the terms and conditions at PayPal’s digital gifts website, here.
Nintendo has confirmed that it will be returning to the Hyper Japan festival in London this year. The gaming giant will attend the Japanese culture show – which celebrates music, food, fashion and technology, as well as hosting other activities – from July 25 to 27 in Earls Court, London. Nintendo’s latest Wii U and 3DS games will be on show and playable at the event, though the company has yet to confirm exactly which ones fans will be able to check out.
The Nintendo UK Online Store will also make an appearance at the event, so for those who’d like to get their hands on some exclusive merchandise, make sure to head to their pop-up store. Plus, Nintendo UK says it will participate on the main stage to keep fans entertained during the event. Tickets can be purchased at Hyper Japan’s website, here. Nintendo UK’s marketing and PR director Shelly Pearce said the following in support:
“As a Japanese company Nintendo is really happy to be returning to the HYPER JAPAN expo in Earls Court. We really enjoy celebrating our Japanese heritage with our fans and the line-up of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games available at the show promises to have something for every attendee to enjoy.”
Nintendo UK has issued a statement in which it will appeal the court case win by Philips Electronics. Last week, the gaming giant’s UK division lost a patent ruling relating to its Wii motion control technology, with two Philips Electronics patents asserting the infringement. In the statement below, Nintendo UK said it is committed to ensuring the case does not affect continued sales of Wii U and 3DS hardware and software while pursuing this matter.
“On 20 June 2014, following a trial heard before Mr Justice Birss, the UK Patents Court found that the Wii, Wii U and Wii Remote infringe two patents (‘498 and ‘650) asserted against Nintendo by Philips Electronics. The ‘498 and ‘650 patents were held to be invalid as originally granted, but Philips Electronics were permitted to make validating amendments during the course of the litigation.
“A further patent (‘484) was asserted by Philips Electronics but was found to be invalid. Nintendo firmly believes that the amended ‘498 and ‘650 patents are invalid and intends to seek permission to appeal Mr Justice Birss’ judgment. Philips Electronics has yet to make clear whether it intends to seek permission to appeal any part of the judgment.
“Nintendo is committed to ensuring that this judgment does not affect continued sales of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories and will actively pursue all such legitimate steps as are necessary to avoid any interruptions to its business. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”
Mario Kart 8 will rev onto the Wii U in just a couple of weeks, but before players get ready to hurl a spiny shell into first place only to be deflected by the new Super Horn, Nintendo UK’s Mario brand manager Roger Langford has spoken to MCV on the upcoming racing title. While we knew Nintendo UK had a year-long marketing campaign lined up for the game, Langford says fans will be treated to snippets up until launch, then a release-day TV campaign will be shown to make a “big splash”.
Nintendo hopes to shift Wii U consoles in the next couple of months with the free game promotion, which can be claimed on one of up to ten titles when purchasing Mario Kart 8 until July 31. Langford says that since the racing title “brings out the best in whatever hardware it is on”, it’s clear that the company needs to cater to a broader demographic, and believes Mario Kart 8 will be the “catalyst” for elevating Wii U’s sales.
“Mario Kart is one of our killer titles. Looking back at Super Mario Kart and then moving through the ages, you can see how integral Mario Kart is to Nintendo hardware. It always brings out the best in whatever hardware it is on.
“I certainly feel that Mario Kart 8 can be the catalyst that will broaden Wii U’s horizons. It’s very important for us that we have a successful launch and continue the promotion throughout the year and beyond.” – Roger Langford, Nintendo UK Brand Manager