If you don’t already own a 3DS, or are looking to expand your special edition collections, UK retailer GAME are offering a neat discount to save £40 on select 3DS XL consoles. For a limited time only, you can purchase the red, blue or silver versions, as well as certain exclusive bundles - namely Mario Kart 7 (white), Super Mario 3D Land (white), Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (black) and Fire Emblem: Awakening (blue). To take advantage of this offer simply type in the online voucher code at the checkout – 3DSXLSAVE – to slash £40 off the handheld console. The offer ends on 30 June 2013, so make sure you pick one up while the deal lasts.
This week’s UK individual formats chart are now in. The well-received Luigi’s Mansion 2 and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS remain in the UK top ten. Luigi’s Mansion 2 has climbed from number nine to number five and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins has climbed from number six to number four. Not a bad week for the Nintendo 3DS. Sadly, there’s no Wii U titles in the UK individual formats chart this week.
Amazon UK has decided to cut the price of the 8GB Wii U Basic package. The Basic Wii U console normally retails for £249.99, so consumers will save a staggering £100. Amazon hasn’t reduced the pricing of the 32GB Premium Wii U console which comes bundled with Nintendo Land, but it’s only a matter of time. UK retailer Asda recently slashed the pricing of the Wii U 8GB Basic to £150, and the Wii U Premium 32GB with Nintendo Land to £200.
Ubisoft UK has announced that the Rayman Legends Online Challenge demo is available to download on the Wii U eShop. The demo features four different paintings which take the player to specific daily and weekly challenges. It also features a leaderboard where you can challenge your friend to see who gets the best score and time.
The Online Challenges Mode includes:
- A crazy run through the Land of the Livid Dead
- Dizzying descent into the Neverending Pit
- A fast and frantic sprint through the Infinite Tower
A synchronized adventure through Murfy’s Dungeon, a challenge dedicated to the Wii U GamePad where one player controls as Murfy on the touch screen while another controls one of the classic characters such as Rayman.
The demo will also allow players to discover and improve on their Awesomeness Level, which can be increased by winning cups at the end of challenges and levels. The bigger the cup you win, the more points you will earn. Similar to experience level, players will increase their Awesomeness Level to unlock the Daily and Weekly Extreme Challenges dedicated to the most competitive Rayman Legends players. Additionally, players can collect lums during the challenges to unlock several exclusive characters throughout the game.
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.
Nintendo UK has revealed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is now back in stock at UK retailers. The well received game had been suffering from stock shortages and an apology was issued by Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is now available to purchase at a number of retailers including GAME, Amazon and ShopTo. The Wii U version of the game has been updated with a patch which includes off-TV play and cross region support with North American players.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s release is just under two months away and to make things even better, UK retailer GAME is offering an exclusive Animal Crossing figurine when you pre-order the game. The figurine features Isabelle, assistant to the mayor and wonderful addition to New Leaf, standing in front of the Town Hall. It also comes with the previously announced Animal Crossing 3DS XL White bundle, but only while stocks last, so get in there quick!
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon remains the best-selling Nintendo 3DS title this week as it remains at number five in the UK individual formats charts. Wii U exclusive LEGO City: Undercover didn’t fare quite as well as it slipped from number twenty-five to number thirty-five this week. Bioshock Infinite remains the best-selling game in the United Kingdom. You can view the entire charts, right here.
Both Luigi’s Mansion 2 and LEGO City Undercover have entered the UK individual-format top ten chart. Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS took fifth place in the individual-format charts, behind Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War: Judgement and Tomb Raider. LEGO City Undercover, which is exclusive to Wii U, arrived in the UK individual-formats chart at number eight. Not a bad week for Nintendo related titles. You can view the entire chart right here.
The latest edition of MCV magazine states that Wii U sales in the United Kingdom rose by almost 125 percent last week, according to retailers. The dramatic sales boost was due to the launch of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, plus HMV slashing the price of the Wii U Premium console with Nintendo Land and ZombiU by £140.