Preorder Captain Toad Treasure Tracker At Nintendo UK Store And Get Free Keychain

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 Highlights September’s Indie & VC eShop Arrivals In New Trailer

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.

Nintendo UK Set To Hold Smash Bros 3DS National Tournament, Registration Begins October 3

Nintendo UK are set to hold a special tournament this year in celebration of Super Smash Bros‘ launch on the Nintendo 3DS. For fans of the fighting franchise, registration for the National UK Championship will begin on October 3, when the game releases for the handheld, and continue until October 8.

Those who wish to enter must have a copy of the game and own a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and apply via the following link on Friday: www.nintendo.co.uk/supersmashbros3DStournament. Make sure you get your application in quick – stating your preferred date and location – to be in with a chance of making the heats as places are limited.

All heats will take place between October 11 and 12 at various GAME stores across the UK, with the final taking place on October 31 at York Hall in London. Prizes up for grabs include a Wii U console, a copy of Super Smash Bros Wii U, and a Smash Bros goody bag for the winner of the National UK Championship, while the runner-up will receive the latter prizes, including a copy of the Wii U game and a goody bag. For details on the UK locations, check out the official press release below:

The tournament heats will be held on 11th and 12th October at the following 8 GAME stores across the UK, with the Grand Final set to take place in London on 31st October:

  • Edinburgh, St James Centre
  • Hull, St Stephens Centre
  • Sheffield, Meadowhall
  • Manchester, Trafford Centre
  • Birmingham, Bullring
  • Stratford, London, Westfield
  • Chelmsford, Exchange way
  • Bristol, Cribbs Causeway

The knock-out rounds will determine 32 finalists, 4 from each of the 8 regional heats, who’ll then battle it out one final time at York Hall in London, to take home the prestigious Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship title and prize. The runner up will also receive a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it is released in the UK this winter, along with other Super Smash Bros. goodies, so no one will be going home empty handed!

Don’t want to miss out? Smash Bros. fans can also visit our Facebook page, for the chance to win spectator tickets to the Grand Final on the 31st October – be sure to like our Nintendo 3DS UK page so you don’t miss out on a chance!

Summary of Key Dates for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship

Registration: 3rd to 8th October 2014
Heats: 11th and 12th October 2014
Final: 31st October 2014

New Zelda Merchandise Added To The Nintendo UK Online Store

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.

Nintendo UK Showcase Upcoming Wii U Games In Seven-Minute Trailer

Nintendo UK has uploaded a brand new 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.

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/Euro Now Allows eShop Cards To Be Purchased Via PayPal

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.