Nintendo UK has kicked off a social media campaign for the 3DS by asking you a simple question: what is your reason for owning a Nintendo 3DS? The company launched a YouTube video, which you can see above, profiling the extensive list of titles that are currently on the portable handheld, as well as upcoming exclusives. And in a bid to chug away on the 3DS hype train, Nintendo UK has created a hashtag for fans to add their #3DSreasons over Twitter. But with such an exciting list of titles coming to the 3DS in the future, does the handheld need such an advertisement? In the meantime, what are your #3DSreasons? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Having trouble pacing the dark halls of Luigi’s Mansion 2? Well have no fear, Nintendo is here to give you some tips and hints on finding collectibles and treasures, and it’s all in a handy support guide provided by Nintendo UK.
The guide, which you can find here, is chock full of helpful hints to lead series beginners into the Nintendo 3DS game. It reads more as a jazzed up version of the instruction manual, but players unfamiliar with the title will find it appreciative nonetheless.
If you were hoping to purchase a refurbished Nintendo 3DS or DSi console here in the UK, you may be looking for a long time. Nintendo recently announced via their online store that they would be selling refurbished consoles that had been cleaned, tested and inspected to high standards, but there is unfortunately no plans of seeing this brought to the UK.
“We currently have no plans and have made no announcements for this type of activity in Europe.” - Nintendo UK representative via Eurogamer.
After the Wii U Virtual Console was released in Europe and North America last week, Nintendo UK has released a trailer which has hinted at many more NES and SNES titles to appear in the coming months.
Adding to the line-up soon will be titles such as Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Street Fighter II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – good news for those who want to play through it again before the sequel hits consoles. There is also an option to save and load restore points, so you don’t have to do it all over again. Will you be picking up any of these titles?
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS is back in stock within the UK at various retailers. The popular action adventure franchise hit a virtual bump in the road when it was released last month, as stocks quickly diminished for both the 3DS and Wii U versions. Nintendo UK tweeted the following yesterday: “We’re pleased to confirm that further stock of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Nintendo #3DS is now available at various retailers #MH3U”. The Wii U version was replenished earlier this week.
Earlier today, Nintendo’s financial results from last fiscal year led us to believe that the Nintendo DS hardware would no longer be sold for the current year. However, Nintendo UK have stated that they will be continuing to sell DS hardware – although this is not indicative as to whether the console will be coming to a halt later this year.
“Nintendo will continue to sell Nintendo DS Hardware but is not revealing a unit sales forecast at this time.”
- Nintendo UK
Nintendo UK has revealed the Wii U release schedule for the start of 2013. The first game to launch for Wii U is Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge, which is due to be released in the UK tomorrow. However, you will notice that the long-awaited Pikmin 3 still has a tentative release date of Q2 2013. Let’s hope that we don’t have to wait too long to a get a firm release date. Here’s the upcoming Wii U software in the UK.
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Nintendo) – January 11th
- Sing Party (Nintendo) – January 18th
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft) – January 24th
- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nintendo) – February 8th
- NBA 2K13 (2K Games) – February 11th
- Rayman Legends (Ubisoft) – February 28th
- F1 Star Stars (Codemasters) – March 1st
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcon) – March
- The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Namco Bandai) – March
- Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) – Q1 2013
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA) – Q1 2013
- LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo) – Early 2013
- Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) – Q2 2013
- BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 (Gaijin Games) – Q1 2013
- Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid) – Q1 2013
- The Cave (Sega) – Q1 2013
Nintendo UK’s James Honewell told Official Nintendo Magazine that there will be plenty of fantastic Wii U titles released in 2013. Honewell also said he’s certain that this year’s E3 will be a great show.
“As well as a strong launch line up, we’ve also got a really strong Q1. We’ve got a lot of fantastic titles – Monster Hunter, Ninja Gaiden, Sing Party, fantastic titles for everyone. And beyond – I’m sure E3 will be another great show and there will be lots of fantastic titles to come.”
Ahead of the highly anticipated release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 available on Nintendo 3DS from 17th August in the UK, Nintendo is releasing a one-off collectable gold coin case as an exclusive pre-order gift when you pre-order your copy at GAME and Gamestation stores. The small case – a replica of Mario’s iconic Coins – can hold any number of small objects including the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Game Card itself, definitely a handy accessory if you’re always on the move.