Nintendo announces Wii U UK tour

Plenty of hands-on opportunities up and down the country between now and January

Nintendo has announced an official Wii U tour of the UK.


Consumers up and down the country will get the chance to sample the new console at a series of events taking place at shopping centres, gaming expos and other events between the end of September and January 2013.

The events will also offer gamers the chance to go hands-on with upcoming 3DS XL titles before they launch.

The tour will visit the following events and venues:

  • Eurogamer Expo, London: 27th - 30th September
  • Braehead shopping centre, Glasgow: 11th - 14th October
  • Play Expo, Manchester: 13th - 14th
  • Westfield, Derby: 18th - 21st October
  • MCM Expo, London: 26th - 28th October
  • Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester: 1st - 4th November
  • The Bullring, Birmingham: 8th - 11th November
  • Westfield Stratford City, London: 15th - 18th November
  • Metro Centre, Newcastle: 22nd - 25th November
  • Gadget Show Christmas, London: 30th November - 2nd December
  • Westfield, London: 6th - 9th December
  • Centre: MK, Milton Keynes: 13th - 16th December
  • Arndale centre, Manchester: 3rd - 6th January

Future is an official media partner of the Play Expo. Buy Play Expo tickets here.

Nintendo confirmed a November Wii U release date for the US and Europe yesterday, while the system will debut in Japan in early December.

Specialist retailer GAME has settled on a Wii U price of £259.99 for the Wii U Basic model and £309.99 for the Premium SKU, but you can pick one up cheaper elsewhere.

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