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UK Gets Several GameCube Bundles

Filed under: GameCube
Posted by Jeremy on October 19, 2004 10:46 AM
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Nintendo yesterday announced a UK GameCube bundle starting on Nov. 5 : the "Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Platinum Pak" which contains a copy of "Mario Kart: DD!!", a Platinum GameCube and a controller all for the measly price of ?79! In addition, Nintendo announced a "Pok?mon Colosseum" pak, which includes the game, a controller, a GameCube and a Memory Card 59 all for ?89, starting on Nov. 12! It's a good year to be in the UK.

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PRESS RELEASE - MARIO KART

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EXCLUSIVE MARIO KART: DOUBLE DASH!! BUNDLE HITS UK

18th October 2004 - Nintendo has today unveiled the exclusive Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Platinum Pak containing a copy of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, a Platinum coloured Nintendo GameCube and a controller at the fantastic estimated retail price of around ?79! This means now everyone can buy a Nintendo GameCube and get a copy of the game completely free! This great offer launches across the UK on 05 November 2004, just in time for Christmas.

With Mario Kart: Double Dash!! players can experience frantic multiplayer racing mayhem at its finest with a host of challenging tracks, characters and all manner of inventive weaponry. This time round, there's been one major change to the rules of the road...now there are two riders per kart! Choose from a variety of colourful characters and their vehicles then take your pick from the Mushroom, Flower or Star Cup challenges! Race against all your favourite Nintendo characters in the Grand Prix mode, or go it alone and beat your best times in the Time Trial mode or even compete with your friends in Vs mode to become the Mario Kart master.

With this exclusive offer, players not only get the game, but also a sleek Platinum coloured Nintendo GameCube on which to play it! With great games such as Donkey Konga, Animal Crossing and Pikmin 2 available now and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Tales of Symphonia and Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door all coming to Nintendo GameCube soon, there has never been a better time to purchase the console.

Also launching on 05 November 2004 is the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Pak, containing either a purple or a black Nintendo GameCube. Both Paks are available in the UK at the estimated retail price of around ?79.

Click onto www.nintendo-europe.com for the most up-to-date official information on Nintendo.

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About Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games worldwide, created such industry icons as Mario? and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda? and Pok?mon?. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy - the world?s best-selling video game system which has sold over 170 million units. As 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.


PRESS RELEASE - POKEMON

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The Perfect Christmas Present - The Fantastic Value Pok?mon Colosseum bundle

18 October 2004 - Nintendo has today unveiled an exclusive Pok?mon Colosseum Pak for everyone to get their hands on - just in time for Christmas. Included in the Pak is a copy of Pok?mon Colosseum, a sleek black Nintendo GameCube and a Memory Card 59 - all at the fantastic estimated retail price of around ?89! This great offer is available across the UK from 12 November 2004.

Pok?mon Colosseum is the first ever 3D Pok?mon game for Nintendo GameCube that offers players two paths: a role playing storyline mode and battle mode. A new lead character and his partner in story mode help players to rescue Pok?mon that have been captured by an evil entity that is misusing the Pok?mon for its own benefit. In battle mode, Pok?mon fans can battle against up to four friends in two-player versus two-player combat. In multiplayer battles, one player uses the Nintendo GameCube controller and additional players are linked to the game via their Game Boy Advance and either Pok?mon Ruby, Pok?mon Sapphire, Pok?mon FireRed or Pok?mon LeafGreen game.

Pokemon Colosseum launched to rave reviews on May 14 this year with NGC (February 2004) stating this game: "offers a colossal amount of fun...you'll be hard pushed to find a more complex, absorbing and engaging title" along with being reviewed as "thoroughly recommendable" by GamesMaster (May 2004) and 'an absolute must have' by Disney Big Time (21st May 2004).

Pok?mon Colosseum Pak launches across the UK on 12th November 2004 and is available at the estimated retail price of around ?89.

About Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games worldwide, created such industry icons as Mario? and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda? and Pok?mon?. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy - the world?s best-selling video game system which has sold over 170 million units. As 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.









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