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NINTENDO ANNOUNCES PACKED 2011 LINE-UP OF UPCOMING GAMES

There is something for everyone from Nintendo this autumn/ winter whether you own a Nintendo 3DS TM , a system from the Nintendo DS TM family of consoles, or Wii TM . The upcoming releases include new adventures starring some of your favourite Nintendo characters.?

Link is once again tasked with rescuing Zelda on November 18th in the eagerly anticipated European debut of The Legend of Zelda TM : Skyward Sword on Wii.?

Mario is making his 3D debut on Nintendo 3DS just in time for Christmas as he explores new depths in SUPER MARIO 3D LAND TM and aims to be the quickest on the track in Mario Kart TM 7, both of which launch across Europe in November and December respectively. Pok?mon fans are also in for a treat as Super Pok?mon TM Rumble comes to Nintendo 3DS in December. Kirby also joins the roster in taking you back to Dreamland in Kirby's Adventure Wii whilst Kirby TM Mass Attack joins Nintendo's handheld console offerings.?

2011 marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda TM series of games and as part of the celebrations Nintendo are releasing not one, not two, but three Zelda games. Swordplay on Wii has evolved, with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launching across Europe on 18th November. Thanks to the introduction of full motion controls enabled by Wii MotionPlus TM technology, you can look forward to a completely immersive and natural gameplay experience. Wield your Wii Remote TM Plus or Wii Remote&Wii MotionPlus accessory and watch it accurately replicate the angle of every sword slice as you battle your way through the game, all on the way to rescuing Zelda.?

The original Legend of Zelda Wii adventure The Legend of Zelda TM : Twilight Princess is being re-released at a special price point as a Nintendo Selects title on 16th September. Nintendo is also treating Zelda fans to the Game Boy Advance TM version of The Legend of Zelda TM : Four Swords which will become available to download for free on Nintendo DSiWare TM * (which is available on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi TM and Nintendo DSi TM XL) in September in celebration of 25 years of The Legend of Zelda franchise?

There are also plenty more downloadable offerings from Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in the lead up to Christmas. Zen Pinball 3D developed by Zen Studios for Nintendo 3DS is the definitive pinball experience on a portable games console and will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop this year. It brings an incredible 3D experience to the acclaimed video game pinball series for the first time ever. The next game in WayForward's "Mighty" series, Mighty Switch Force, also becomes available to download from Nintendo eShop this autumn. Get ready to solve never before seen 3D puzzles as run-and-gun action meets brain-teasing navigation. Mutant Mudds - an exciting new platform game for Nintendo 3DS will also be arriving exclusively to Nintendo eShop this December. Follow Max - armed with a heavy-duty water cannon and H20-powered jet pack, he is determined to thwart the filthy plans of the Mutant Mudd army by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape.

Those who prefer to re-live some classic adventures are in for a treat as Virtual Console TM for Nintendo 3DS is bringing an array of Game Boy TM games to Nintendo 3DS - Super Mario Land 2 TM 6 Golden Coins TM and Metroid TM II - Return of Samus will both be making their way to download from Nintendo eShop before the year is out.?

Those who are anticipating the impending launch of Xenoblade Chronicles the action packed role playing game (RPG) exclusive to Wii, launching on 19th August will soon get to experience two new RPGs exclusively for Wii - The Last Story TM and Pandora's Tower TM will both be making their European debut on Wii in 2012.

Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee will take you back to Dream Land once more, as Kirby's Adventure Wii launches across Europe in December. Kirby and his enemies put their differences behind them and join forces to help an alien who wants to return home after crash landing in Dream Land.?

Those of you who also want some Kirby fun whilst on the move are also in for a treat. Take charge of up to ten Kirby at once, to defeat enemies and solve inventive puzzles, when Kirby Mass Attack launches on the Nintendo DS family of consoles and Nintendo 3DS on 28th October.?

Those looking for the perfect present for all the family this Christmas can look no further than the new value Wii bundle. It not only offers great value to European fans, but introduces a streamlined Wii console with a slightly altered configuration**, which is designed to sit horizontally, rather than vertically. The bundle includes the newly configured Wii console in white, a Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk TM , and copies of Wii Sports TM and Wii Party TM . A number of other Wii bundles will be announced this autumn, all offering great value for the family this Christmas.?

Below are just some of the upcoming games which will be launching across Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS family of consoles and Wii, as well as a taster of some of the offerings which will be available to download from Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel this year.?

Nintendo 3DS - autumn/ winter 2011

Release Date

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - 3D Classics Urban Champion TM (Nintendo)

18-Aug

Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Gargoyle's Quest TM (Capcom)

25-Aug?

PAC-MAN&Galaga Dimensions (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

26-Aug

DRIVER: RENEGADE (UBISOFT)

1-Sep

DualPenSports (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

2-Sep

Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo)

9-Sep

Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Mega Man TM : Dr. Wily's Revenge (Capcom)

15-Sep

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - 3D Classics TwinBee TM (Nintendo)

22-Sep

Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

30-Sep

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - Pyramids (Enjoy Gaming LTD)

Sep

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Activision)

14-Oct

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (UBISOFT)

20-Oct

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes 3D (UBISOFT)

27-Oct

Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Activision)

Oct

Need for Speed The Run (Electronic Arts)

15-Nov

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (KONAMI)

Nov

Frogger 3D (KONAMI)

Nov

Happy Feet 2 (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Nov

SUPER MARIO 3D LAND TM (Nintendo)

Nov

Mario Kart TM 7 (Nintendo)

Dec?

Super Pok?mon TM Rumble (Nintendo)?

Dec

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid)

Dec

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - Mighty Switch Force (WayForward)

Autumn

Nintendo 3DS Download Software - Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios)

Q4

Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Super Mario Land 2 TM 6 Golden Coins TM (Nintendo)

Q4

Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Metroid TM II - Return of Samus (Nintendo)

Q4

Michael Jackson: The Experience (UBISOFT)

Q4

Tales of the Abyss (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4

Ace Combat 3D (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4

One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4

Ben 10 Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4

Virtual Console (Game Boy) - BIONIC COMMANDO TM (Capcom)

Q4

Nintendo DS family of consoles - autumn/ winter 2011

Release Date?

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (Disney Interactive Studios)

15-Sep

Nintendo DSiWare - The Legend of Zelda TM : Four Swords* - (Nintendo)

Sep

X-Men Destiny (Activision)

Late Sept (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nordics, Benelux)

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker TM 2 (Nintendo)

7-Oct

Kirby TM Mass Attack (Nintendo)

28-Oct

Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Activision)

Oct

Call of Duty?: Modern Warfare? 3: Defiance (Activision)

8-Nov

Professor Layton and The Spectre's Call (Nintendo)

Nov

Wappy Dog (Activision)

Nov (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Nordics)

Beyblade Metal Masters: Nightmare Rex (KONAMI)

Nov

Power Rangers Samurai (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Nov?

Happy Feet 2 (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Nov

Ben 10 Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4?

Nintendo DSiWare - Cave Story (Nicalis)

Q4

Wii - autumn/ winter 2011

Release Date?

WiiWare - Flight Control (Firemint)

18- Aug

Xenoblade Chronicles (Nintendo)

19- Aug

Driver San Francisco (UBISOFT)

1-Sep

Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (Nintendo)

9-Sept

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (Disney Interactive Studios)

15-Sep

Nintendo Selects The Legend of Zelda TM : Twilight Princess (Nintendo)

16-Sep

Nintendo Selects Super Mario Galaxy TM (Nintendo)

16-Sep

WiiWare - escapeVektor TM : Chapter 1 (Nnooo)

Sep

X-Men Destiny (Activision)

Late Sept (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nordics, Benelux)

Just Dance 3 (UBISOFT)

11-Oct

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Activision)

14-Oct

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (UBISOFT)

20-Oct

Disney Universe (Disney Interactive Studios)

27-Oct

Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Activision)

Oct?

Need for Speed The Run (Electronic Arts)

15-Nov

Family Trainer Magical Carnival (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

18-Nov

The Legend of Zelda TM : Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

18-Nov

PES 2012 (KONAMI)

Nov

Rayman Origins (UBISOFT)

Nov

Power Rangers Samurai (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Nov

Happy Feet 2 (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Nov

Kirby's Adventure Wii (Nintendo)

Dec

Go Vacation (Namco Bandai / Nintendo)

Autumn

White Wii** with Wii Party TM &Wii Sports TM (Nintendo)

Q4

Ben 10 Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.)

Q4

Call of Duty?: Modern Warfare? 3 (Activision)

Q4

WiiWare - MotoHeroz (Redlynx)

Q4

WiiWare - La-Mulana (Nicalis)

Q4

The Last Story TM (Nintendo)

Coming to Europe in 2012

Pandora's Tower TM (Nintendo)

Coming to Europe in 2012

*Nintendo DSiWare is available on Nintendo 3DS (via Nintendo eShop), and Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL (via Nintendo DSi Shop) handheld consoles.?

** Please note that the new configuration Wii is no longer compatible with Nintendo GameCube software or accessories.

Nintendo 3DS offers a Parental Lock which controls the level of 3D their children enjoy and the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor, equipped with three cameras, housing a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS and also sold separately. For more information about these features and other options, visit: www.nintendo.co.uk?

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 TM home console, Nintendo 3DS TM and Nintendo DS TM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System TM , Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi TM and Nintendo DSi TM XL, as well as the Game Boy TM , Game Boy Advance TM , Super NES TM , Nintendo? 64 and Nintendo GameCube TM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario TM , Donkey Kong TM , Metroid TM , Zelda TM and Pok?mon TM . 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. http://www.nintendo-europe.com

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