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Nintendo Announces Christmas Tours Around the UK and Ireland

by Greg Leahy - November 1, 2008, 7:17 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Wii and DS software will be showcased at major retail locations up and down the British Isles, providing pre-release demos of Wii Music and Animal Crossing.

Nintendo UK has announced that it is embarking on Christmas tours of major retail locations across Britain and Ireland to showcase upcoming titles for Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as already-popular ones. The two highly successful platforms will each have their own set of tour dates, starting from the end of October and finishing just a few days before Christmas.

The Wii events will have such bestsellers to try out as Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with live demonstrations of Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City at some locations. On the DS side, gamers can get a look at Professor Layton and the Curious Village (launching November 7), and download demos of (unspecified) games if they bring along their DS.

Both tours will also offer the opportunity to win a family holiday to Lapland, among other prizes. Details of the tour dates, locations, and the holiday competition can be found in the press release below, with more information available at www.mynintendo.co.uk

GET TOGETHER WITH NINTENDO THIS CHRISTMAS!

Beat the boredom of shopping and experience the magic of Nintendo with the Wii and Nintendo DS Christmas tours 08

31st October 2008 - This winter Nintendo UK will be transforming shopping centres nationwide as the Wii and Nintendo DS tours come to a town near you. The tours will offer families the chance to play a variety of Wii and Nintendo DS titles and discover some of Nintendo's newest and most anticipated Christmas releases.

Be puzzled by mind bending brain teasers as you aim to uncover the mystery of Professor Layton and the Curious Village at all Nintendo DS locations, see live demonstrations of the highly anticipated Wii Music and take a trip to the city in the all new Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City, both at selected Wii locations.

In addition to checking out Nintendo's top titles for Christmas, you can get your hands on great titles such as Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, Wii Sports, and Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Nintendo DS titles such as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training, More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima, Big Brain Academy and Nintendogs – as well as many more Wii and DS releases.

Whether you're an existing Wii or Nintendo DS owner or you're completely new to Nintendo, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy this Christmas. Bring your DS along to download game demos and see what other Nintendo titles are waiting for you to discover.

The Wii and Nintendo DS Christmas tours will also give you the chance to win a family holiday to Lapland. What better way to get into the festive spirit than enjoying a sleigh ride or a visit to a reindeer farm. Alternatively hit the slopes for a spot of skiing or simply relax in the hotel spa. Additionally you'll have the chance of winning one of 10 family passes to SNO!zone indoor 'real snow' slopes. And if that wasn't enough, keep your feet cosy all winter with 75 pairs of Totes Toasties to be won.

The Wii Christmas Tour 2008:

  • Westfields, Derby: 30.10 – 02.11
  • Toys For Big Boys, Dublin: 06.11 – 09.11
  • Lakeside, Thurrock: 13.11 – 16.11
  • Manchester, Arndale: 20.11 – 23.11
  • Braehead, Glasgow: 27.11 – 30.11
  • MetroCentre, Gateshead: 04.12 – 07.12
  • Highcross, Leicester: 11.12 – 14.12
  • Westquay, Southampton: 18.12 – 21.12


  • The Nintendo DS Christmas Tour 2008

  • Ilac, Dublin: 23.10 – 26.10
  • St. Davids, Cardiff: 30.10 – 02.11
  • Westfields, London: 06.11 – 09.11
  • Braehead, Glasgow: 13.11 – 16.11
  • MetroCentre, Gateshead: 20.11 – 23.11
  • Meadowhall, Sheffield: 27.11 – 30.11
  • Bluewater, Kent: 03.12 – 07.12
  • Churchill Square, Brighton: 11.12 – 14.12
  • Highcross, Leicester: 18.12 – 21.12
  • Talkback

    ShyGuyNovember 02, 2008

    Those places have funny names.

    MarioNovember 02, 2008

    Not really.

    PlugabugzNovember 03, 2008

    Yeah like i'm going to travel down to Bluewater.

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