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Britons Try to Find Golden Ticket

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Posted by Jeremy on November 12, 2004 10:38 AM
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Nintendo has announced a special promotion for the launch of the latest GBA "Zelda" game, "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap" (Nov. 12 in the UK). "Nintendo has planted six golden tickets in Zelda Limited Edition Pak boxes across the UK. Those lucky enough to find one of the tickets will instantly win a strictly limited edition gold plated Game Boy Advance SP!" Wow, a gold plated GBA:SP. Sweet. I hope that this promotion makes it across the pond for the US launch of the game in January.

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PRESS RELEASE

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WILL YOUR QUEST LEAD YOU TO GOLD?

Gold fever hits the UK as the search for Nintendo's Golden Tickets begins

09 November - To celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap on Game Boy Advance and the new Zelda Limited Edition Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo has planted six golden tickets in Zelda Limited Edition Pak boxes across the UK. Those lucky enough to find one of the tickets will instantly win a strictly limited edition gold plated Game Boy Advance SP!

Nintendo is giving gamers everywhere the chance to instantly win one of these unique handhelds through any one of six UK high street retailers: Game, Gamestation, HMV, Virgin WH Smith and Toys R Us. The retailers will be advertising this exclusive promotion with extensive in store POS posters and leaflets in the run up to Christmas. Full details and terms and conditions can be found at www.nintendoterms.co.uk

Nintendo UK Head of Marketing Dawn Paine said: "Gold has always been closely associated with The Legend of Zelda franchise from the original Legend of Zelda NES game on a gold coloured cartridge to the mysterious golden Triforce that Link hunts down on his quests. Now Nintendo has gone one to step further to create what must be the ultimate jewel in any Zelda fan's crown."

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is the latest adventure in the long running The Legend of Zelda franchise. Released from the broken power of an ancient mystical sword, Vaati the wind mage is wreaking havoc on the Land of Hyrule. The only way to free the people from Vaati's evil clutches is to restore the sword and seal the evil mage's power once more. However, the knowledge to restore the sword is only kept by the tiny Minish people who live in a land invisible to adult eyes. Enter Link, a young boy who takes on the epic journey that will turn him into a hero of legend... By donning the Minish Cap Link can shrink to the size of the Minish who will help him to defeat Vaati and restore peace to Hyrule.

To coincide with the game's launch, Nintendo has produced a special Legend of Zelda Limited Edition Pak. This Pak includes a Zelda-themed gold coloured Game Boy Advance SP, plus a copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. The stylish new Game Boy Advance SP features a 'Triforce' motif on the outside and the emblem of the Hyrulian Royal Family on the inside.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap launches on Game Boy Advance in the UK on 12 November 2004 at the estimated retail price of around ?30. The Zelda Limited Edition Pak launches in the UK on 12 November 2004 at the estimated retail price of around ?89.

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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.

The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap Golden GBA SP Promotion

1.Promotion open to residents of the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, except employees and their immediate families of Nintendo of Europe GmbH, its agents and anyone else connected professionally with this promotion.
2.Promotional packs available in participating stores from 12/11/04.
3.To enter, simply purchase a "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap" limited edition promotional bundle pack from a participating store. Winning packs will contain a golden card inside the product packaging.
4.Entrants finding a winning golden card inside a pack should send their name, address, age and contact telephone number, together with the original winning gold card and original till receipt (as proof of purchase) to Nintendo Zelda: Minish Cap, 1 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2GH. The Promoter recommends that winning claims are sent by special delivery and that winners retain a copy of their till receipt. Winning claims made by any other means (including direct with a participating retailer) will not be accepted. Children aged 16 or under must have their winning claim signed by a parent/adult guardian, as evidence that they are happy for their child to receive the prize.
5.No Purchase Necessary. For the same chance of winning, print your name, address, age and the name of the retail store where you saw the promotion advertised, on a plain piece of paper and send this to Nintendo Minish Cap NPN, Dept. 119, PO Box 999, TRING, HP23 4ZP. You will be notified by post within 28 days of receipt of your application if you have won a prize. Only one free entry application per envelope. No bulk or third party applications will be accepted.
6.All winning claims and free entry applications to be received no later than 28/02/05.
7.There are 6 prizes of a special edition Game Boy Advance SP, made with real gold to be won. Each special edition Game Boy Advance SP contains 1 gram of 24-carrot gold in its coating. The promotion is being run across the following retail chains: Game, GameStation, HMV, Toys 'R' Us, Virgin Megastores and WH Smith and one prize will be available for winning from each retail chain.
8.Each prize is as stated, is non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered. The Promoter cannot be held responsible for any deterioration (including, but not limited to, wearing of the gold coating) resulting from continued/heavy use of the limited edition Game Boy Advance SP.
9.The Promoter reserves the right to award alternative prizes of equal or greater value, in the event that the advertised prizes become unavailable for any reason.
10.Prizewinners will receive their prize within 28 days of validation by the Promoter of a winning claim. The original till receipt accompanying the claim will also be returned.
11.The Promoter reserves the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims.
12.The decision of the Promoter in all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
13.The Promoter is not responsible for winning claims or free entry applications that are lost, delayed or damaged in the post. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.
14.Winners may be required to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this Promotion and, by participating in the Promotion, entrants consent to such publicity.
15.The names and counties of the winners will be made available between 15/03/05 and 15/04/05 to those sending an SAE to 1 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2GH, marked "Winners list, Nintendo Zelda: Minish Cap".
16.By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to these Terms and Conditions and any other entry instructions brought to their attention in a participating retail outlet.

Promoter: Nintendo UK, 188 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3GA.

Abbreviated Terms
1.Open to residents of the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, except employees and their immediate families of Nintendo of Europe GmbH, its agents and anyone else connected professionally with this promotion.
2.Golden cards located in winning "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap" promotional packs, available in participating stores from 12/11/04.
3.No Purchase Necessary. For the same chance of winning, print your name, address, age and the name of the retail store where you saw the promotion advertised, on a plain piece of paper and send to Nintendo Minish Cap NPN, Dept. 119, PO Box 999, TRING, HP23 4ZP.
4.Winning claims and free entry applications to be received by 28/02/05.
5.There are 6 prizes of a special edition gold plated Game Boy Advance SP made with real gold to be won. Promotion running across Game, GameStation, HMV, Toys 'R' Us, Virgin Megastores and WH Smith, with one prize available for winning from each retail chain.
6.Full terms and conditions are available on www.nintendoterms.co.uk or by sending an SAE to Zelda: Minish Cap Terms and Conditions, 1 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2GH before 15/04/05.









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