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Nintendo Holding Wii U & 3DS UK Roadshows This Summer

Jonathan Lester
3DS, Events, Nintendo, Roadshow, Wii U

Nintendo Holding Wii U & 3DS UK Roadshows This Summer

Wii U Den Tour & 3DS Festival of Fun

Nintendo have finally decided to spread the word about about the Wii U and 3DS by taking their consoles on tour around the country this summer. We've got all the venues and details below.

The Wii U Den Tour

Nintendo's Wii U tour is designed to raise awareness of the somewhat floundering console, showcasing the likes of New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo Land and the MiiVerse application. They'll also apparently be bringing along some new and even unreleased games, which we assume will probably involve Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101. They'll have hands-on with all titles.

The Wii U Den tour will be visiting the following locations this summer:

  • Sunderland Air Show, Seaburn Park, Sunderland (27-28 July)
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (8-11 August)
  • Eastbourne Airborne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne (15-18 August)
  • Clacton Air Show, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea (22–23 August)

Nintendo 3DS Festival Of Fun

The 3DS already has a fabulous game lineup, and plans to flaunt it to advantage. Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.,Luigi’s Mansion 2, LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins and LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey have all been slated for hands-on.

The 3DS tour overlaps with the Wii U Den tour on certain days. Here's the itinerary:

  • Sunderland Air Show, Seaburn Park, Sunderland (27-28 July)
  • Nottingham Riverside Festival, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham (2-4 August)
  • Eastbourne Airborne, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne (15-18 August)
  • Williamson Square (City Centre), William Square, Liverpool (22-25 August)
  • Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth Sea Front, Bournemouth (29 August – 1 September)

You can get more details on the Nintendo Events site, Wii U Facebook account and 3DS Facebook page. It's great to see Nintendo actively taking the initiative.

Add a comment3 comments
Late  Jul. 16, 2013 at 14:06

This "Wii U" console you speak of. Is it released soon?
Good luck to the plucky new upstart that nobody's heard of!

JonLester  Jul. 16, 2013 at 14:11

You jest, but I still hear pretty much that exact remark from plenty of people thanks to Ninty's dearth of advertising.

Nintendo should have been doing this sort of thing for the entirety of 2012 - as far as I know, all they managed to do was hide in the corner of EGX and Gadget Show Xmas.

DivideByZero  Jul. 16, 2013 at 16:37

There was a massive Wii-U advert, the size of the entire side wall @ Disney Quest in Orlando this June.

That should do it, right?

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