Nintendo confirm Wii U midnight launch details, two free games for first 100 buyers

Friday, 23rd November 2012 11:00 GMT By Nick Akerman

The clock is ticking towards the Wii U’s UK launch on November 30. Nintendo has confirmed details of its main midnight launch event, which will be held at HMV’s flagship London store on Oxford Street.

Need an incentive to get down there early? The first 100 customers will receive two free Wii U games. Super Mario Bros U will be lobbed towards the dedicated century of players, as well as another selected Wii U title.

If you miss out on the free games, the second 100 will receive £5 off Wii U software. Goodie bags will also be provided for the first 500 to snap up the console.

The store will be opening its doors from 11pm on November 29. You can have a quick play of Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU and Nintendo Land before making a purchase decision. Of course, expect plenty of costumes and terrible Italian accents throughout the night.

HMV has recently confirmed it will have extra stock to ensure everybody leaves with Nintendo’s product.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. mck3nzi3

    What the problem with italian accents? :-)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Nick Akerman

    I meant impressions of them. ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Digital Bamboo

    @1 Have you ever heard an Englishman try & do an impression of an Italian accent? It’s pretty terrible.

    #3 2 years ago

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