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August 29, 2013 03:00 ET

Nintendo Announces a New Member to Nintendo 3DS Family Whilst Exclusive Zelda Bundles Arrive for Wii U

Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Professor Layton and more Nintendo system favourites will be paving the way for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS in the lead up to Christmas!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - To celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD on 4th October across Europe, Nintendo is launching a limited edition Zelda themed Wii U bundle. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Premium Pack features a Black 32GB* premium Wii U console, a Wii U GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game, as well as a code that can be used to download** The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD directly from Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Simultaneously at retail, alongside the Zelda themed hardware bundle and the standalone boxed copy of the game, Nintendo will also be making available (whilst stocks last) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Limited Edition, including a copy of the boxed game featuring an exclusive, double-sided title sheet with Zelda artwork, as well as a never before seen high quality figurine which depicts Ganondorf wielding dual swords in attack. The figurine will be encased in a transparent dome and will be a must-have collectible item for any fan of The Legend of Zelda series.

Nintendo today also introduces a new member to the Nintendo 3DS family - Nintendo 2DS***, which will arrive in Europe on 12th October 2013. Offering you additional variety and value in your handheld gaming options, the Nintendo 2DS is a streamlined version of the Nintendo 3DS that will play games available for Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS in 2D.

The Nintendo 2DS retains many of the same hardware features as the Nintendo 3DS including the same Nintendo 3DS gameplay controls, backwards compatibility with the vast existing library of Nintendo DS games, as well as wireless connectivity features such as access to Nintendo eShop as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. However the console takes on a new distinctive fixed, slate form design, and will play all packaged and download Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. The new console is designed as an entry point into, or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience and will be available at launch in two colour combinations, White + Red and Black +Blue, with a Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case (in either Red or Blue) that can be purchased separately.

The end of year games line-up for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is going to feature a vast array of games coming exclusively to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this year, ensuring all can enjoy a choice of some of the best known and most loved franchises Nintendo has to offer. From Pokémon to Donkey Kong, Mario to Zelda, Nintendo will be offering unforgettable gameplay experiences in the months ahead

Take a look ahead at some of the games and hardware bundles coming soon from Nintendo and third party publishers for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS.

Wii U Hardware Bundles Publisher Release date (2013)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Premium Pack (Black)(Limited Quantity) Nintendo 4th Oct
(Limited Edition) LEGO CITY Undercover Premium Pack (Black)(Limited Quantity) Nintendo 18th Oct
Wii U Software Publisher Release date (2013)
Rayman Legends Ubisoft 30th Aug
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft 4th Oct
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo 4th Oct
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Limited Edition (with Ganondorf figurine)(Limited Quantity) Nintendo 4th Oct
Sonic Lost World™ Deadly Six Edition(Limited Quantity) SEGA, distributed by Nintendo of Europe 18th Oct
Skylanders SWAP Force Activision 18th Oct
Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 25th Oct
Wii Party U + Wii Remote Plus (White) (Limited Quantity) Nintendo 25th Oct
Wii Party U + Wii Remote Plus (Black) (Limited Quantity) Nintendo 25th Oct
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft 1st Nov
Angry Birds Star Wars Activision 1st Nov
Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 5th Nov
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 15th Nov
Watch_Dogs Ubisoft 22nd Nov
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Nintendo Nov
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD Nintendo Nov
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Dec
Scribblenauts Unlimited Nintendo Dec
Wii Fit U Nintendo 2013
Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND (Nintendo eShop) Nintendo 2013
Nintendo 3DS Hardware / Accessories Publisher Release date (2013)
Nintendo 2DS (White +Red) Nintendo 12th Oct
Nintendo 2DS (Black + Blue) Nintendo 12th Oct
Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case (Red) Nintendo 12th Oct
Nintendo 2DS Carrying Case (Blue) Nintendo 12th Oct
Nintendo 3DS Software Publisher Release date 2013
Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan ATLUS 30th Aug
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers ATLUS 20th Sept
Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt Nintendo 27th Sept
Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast Nintendo 27th Sept
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning MAQL Europe Sept
Moshi Monsters Katsuma Unleashed Activision 11th Oct
Pokémon X Nintendo 12th Oct
Pokémon Y Nintendo 12th Oct
Sonic Lost World SEGA, distributed by Nintendo of Europe 18th Oct
Skylanders SWAP Force Activision 18th Oct
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Activision 25th Oct
BEYBLADE™: Evolution Rising Star Games 25th Oct
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 25th Oct
Angry Birds Star Wars Activision 1st Nov
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Nintendo 8th Nov
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™ Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 15th Nov
Mario Party: Island Tour Nintendo Nov
Ben 10 Omniverse™ 2 NAMCO BANDAI Nov
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo Nov
Scribblenauts Unlimited Nintendo Dec
LEGO Friends Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Q4
Bravely Default Nintendo End of 2013

For further details:

For more information please go to www.nintendo.co.uk

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Note to Editors

*A section of the internal memory is reserved for system data. The available storage space for saving data after excluding the area reserved for the system and built-in software is approximately 25 GB in the Wii U Premium Pack. The amount of available storage space can be expanded with external USB storage media. Wii U supports USB hard disk drives with a dedicated power source, called self-powered USB. Please keep an eye out on our Wii U Support website for the most up-to-date overview of compatible USB storage media devices.

**Wii U console must be connected to the internet

***Nintendo 2DS purchase includes: Nintendo 2DS System, Nintendo 2DS stylus, Nintendo 3DS AC Adapter, SDHC Memory Card 4GB (Nintendo 3DS comes with 2GB card), 6 AR Cards, User's Manual.

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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