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Mario Golf: World Tour Lets Players Expand Their Play Options With New Downloadable Courses and Characters

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/14 -- Nintendo is offering players the opportunity to nearly double the amount of content they can play in Mario Golf: World Tour, which launches on 2nd May for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

With 10 courses and 126 holes, an amount equivalent to previous titles in the franchise, extensive multiplayer modes as well as regional and worldwide tournaments, the main game offers plenty of content for golf fans already. But players who can't get enough golf and want to expand their experience can purchase up to a total of 108 new downloadable holes and additional Mushroom Kingdom golfers to open up further challenging courses for players to test their skills and enjoy(i).

The downloadable content for the game will be released in three separate packs: the Mushroom Pack launching on 2nd May, the Flower Pack launching later in May and the Star Pack launching in June. Each pack includes two new 18-hole courses and a new playable character. Players will receive Toadette with the Mushroom Pack, Nabbit with the Flower Pack and Rosalina with the Star Pack.

Each pack will be available for GBP 5.39 from Toad's Booth, which can be found in the main menu of the game. Mario Golf: World Tour owners who know they want to buy all three add-on packs can buy a Three-Pack Set at a discounted rate of GBP 10.79 starting 2nd May(ii). Three-Pack Set holders will get access to each new pack as it becomes available, and will receive a special bonus of Gold Mario as a playable character at the time of purchase. Gold Mario has a special Golden Flower shot that gains coins for every yard it travels. For those who purchase the packs individually, Gold Mario will also be available once all packs have been released. Nintendo will also offer Trial Tournaments for consumers interested in trying out a sample of the downloadable courses before deciding to purchase. Players who own the game and download the Trial Pack will be able to participate in these online tournaments.

The full version of Mario Golf: World Tour is also available to pre-order via the Nintendo UK store.

For further details:

Mario Golf: World Tour website

Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook

Nintendo UK on YouTube

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter

Nintendo UK on Twitter

Nintendo UK store

(i) Broadband Internet access required.

(ii) Three-Pack Set launch offer ends 31st May (23:59 local time). After this time, the Three-Pack Set will be priced at GBP 13.49.

-All indicated prices are inclusive of applicable VAT.

-Depending on the Nintendo 3DS model you own and the use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.

About Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo 3DS family consists of a Nintendo 3DS system, Nintendo 3DS XL system (both with a 3D feature) and a Nintendo 2DS system (no 3D feature). Nintendo 3DS family offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the content their children can access and the games they can play. Additionally, devices with a 3D feature allow parents to control the level of 3D their children can view and also provide a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen. Nintendo 3DS family also features two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB/4GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS family is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokemon™. 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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