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Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - A Year of Promotions from Nintendo

12 Days of Christmas - A Year of Promotions from Nintendo

Spend a little, get a bit more

While we could argue until the end of days about some aspects of Nintendo pricing, particularly with download retail games, 2013 has been another year where the company has taken positive strides to offer promotions and incentives on key games and their systems. Whether in Europe or North American there are decent...

News: Don't Worry, Those Early Pikmin 3 Downloads Are Eligible For The Wonderful 101 Promotion

Don't Worry, Those Early Pikmin 3 Downloads Are Eligible For The Wonderful 101 Promotion

Nintendo confirms details, pricing and Nintendo Network Points

Last week we shared the happy news that eager European gamers could download Pikmin 3 early with GAME code purchases, which was great news for those planning to go the eShop retail route. Unfortunately, concern started to spread around the web when some Wii U Premium Pack system owners...

News: Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

The return of Iwata's floating head

This morning Nintendo uploaded a very brief Nintendo Direct video, providing details of a promotion in Japan for Wii U users. Our host, President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, outlined that those who register their retail and downloadable games on Club Nintendo have the chance to enter into a draw - the...

News: Burger King Reveals Wii U Promotional Toys

Burger King Reveals Wii U Promotional Toys

Lots of burgers to get them all

Burger King has revealed its latest batch of children's toys in the form of famous Nintendo characters, alongside its promotional Wii U giveaway. We were aware that the fast food chain was scheduled to include Wii U toys in its kid's meals across the US, but no idea was given as to when these would arrive. Earlier...

News: Mewtwo to Psyche Out Pokémon Black and White

Mewtwo to Psyche Out Pokémon Black and White

Put the spoons away

Legendary psychic Pokémon Mewtwo is joining the ranks of Pokémon Black & White from next month. Starting 12th February, DS owners can download Mewtwo via a wireless broadband connection, adding its fearsome psychic powers to their line-up. Full details are below. POWERFUL MEWTWO MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR A SPECIAL...

News: NES and Game Boy Advance Games Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

NES and Game Boy Advance Games Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

But there's a catch

It's official: Nintendo's 3DS Virtual Console service is getting Game Boy Advance games. However, they will not be available to anyone who buys a console after the 3DS price drop on 12th August. Here's the deal. Any North American 3DS owner who picked up the console before 11th August and accessed the eShop will be classed as an...

News: Cave Story Promotional Painting

Cave Story Promotional Painting

A little Cave Story swag arrives!

The kind folks over at Nintendo are trying to do a little extra to promote the upcoming release of Cave Story from Nicalis - so much so that they sent out a promotional kit today to various media sites. We were lucky enough to be one of the sites to receive this kit and inside we found an absolutely beautiful canvas painting featuring some very cool Cave Story..

News: UK Theme Park Getting Sonic-Branded Ride

UK Theme Park Getting Sonic-Branded Ride

Due to open February Half Term

UK theme park Alton Towers is currently preparing to reopen for February Half Term, and Sonic fansite Sonic Stadium has heard that apparently the "Spinball Whizzer" attraction at the big UK attraction is being re-designed this year to a Sonic the Hedgehog theme. The site's source mentions this is for a...

News: Tales of Monkey Island Promotion

Tales of Monkey Island Promotion

Complete a survey and get a free game!

Telltale Games has just announced a new promotion for US Wii owners in which they'll be giving gamers a free download of their second Tales of Monkey Island release Siege of Spinner Cay in exchange for them completing a very short five question survey. All you have to do is click here to fill out the survey. Upon completion of the survey, you'll be given..

News: Free NES Game Offer Now Available!

Free NES Game Offer Now Available!

If you purchased the Internet Channel, your NES game is waiting

Last night Nintendo updated the Shop Channel on Wii, paving the way for anyone who spent 500 Points on the Internet Channel to claim their free NES game, as we reported on way back when. If you're entitled, you'll need to connect to the Wii Shop Channel and run the update, then reconnect and look out for the onscreen help to get you..

News: Help People Get Their Wii Consoles Online, Get Free Games

Help People Get Their Wii Consoles Online, Get Free Games

Nintendo of Europe announces their upcoming promotion.

Not too long ago, Nintendo of Japan announced a new promotion - those who helped enough people connect their Wii consoles to the Internet would receive free Wii Points and the ability to download a multitude of Virtual Console games absolutely free. Nintendo of Europe has now announced that they will be doing exactly the same. Starting next..

News: Buy Metroid Prime Trilogy, Get the Original Metroid Free

Buy Metroid Prime Trilogy, Get the Original Metroid Free

Nintendo of Europe offers a free VC game to those quick to the punch.

Two years ago, the original Metroid was made available on the Virtual Console in order to generate some hype for the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption a few months later. It seems only fitting that there is now yet another promotion featuring the original NES game, as Metroid Prime Trilogy will be released in Europe early..

News: US Rock Band promotion yields free Nintendo Points

US Rock Band promotion yields free Nintendo Points

Drink Pepsi and make a virtual bank for your Wii or DSi!

I'm sure some of you have noticed MTV Games' Rock Band franchise has recently teamed up with Pepsi for a new summer promotion across the US. For those who haven't, the promotion is fairly straightforward: look under the cap of specially-marked bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max and other Pepsi products for a special code, enter it at the..