Nintendo UK

Nintendo UK

April 06, 2012 03:00 ET

Nintendo Unleashed!

- Nintendo announces launch of Unleashed tour for 2012 -

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 6, 2012) - Nintendo today announced the return of its Unleashed tour for 2012-2013, once again giving avid gamers the chance to play all the latest games before they are on general release at a series of events, up and down the UK.

Nintendo has confirmed the first three events as part of the Nintendo Unleashed tour, including Kitacon and London MCM Expo. Across the tour, fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on the latest games before they hit the shops, get exclusive goodies and maybe even meet a special Nintendo guest along the way!

It's an open invite for those keen to get involved with the tour's multiplayer action to battle it out for ultimate gamer status. The large shows will also have dedicated blogging zones allowing fans to log on and spread the word about their gaming experiences.

Kicking off with a bang later this month at Kitacon in Birmingham (13-15th April), Nintendo Unleashed will be celebrating the latest RPG on Wii, Pandora's Tower, which launches on Friday 13th April. The first 3 people into the show will win a copy of the game, exclusive posters will be available to all attendees and the game itself will of course be available for trial throughout the event.

Nintendo 3DS title Mario Tennis Open, which launches on Nintendo 3DS on 25th May, will be available to trial for the first time ever in the UK!

What's more, fans will be able to play the biggest game to hit Nintendo 3DS this year, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and celebrate the revival of hero Pit with a dedicated Swap Shop and battle zone for the collectible AR Cards.

For more information check out which will be updated with events throughout the tour.

Images from last year's Unleashed tour are available; for

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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™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation 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.

Contact Information

  • Images from last year's Unleashed tour are available; for
    these and further information, please contact:
    Nintendo Press Office
    020 7861 2868