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Nintendo UK cuts Wii U trade price, Lego City hardware bundle incoming

New bundle to launch alongside Wind Waker HD one on October 4

Nintendo will cut the UK trade price of Wii U by around £30 from October 4, MCV reports.

However, the saving would appear unlikely to be passed on to consumers given that UK retailers set their own prices for the hardware and have previously cut as much £100 off the console's recommended price.

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What may drive interest are the new games Nintendo is bundling with Premium versions of the console. In addition to the recently announced Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD pack, Nintendo will introduce a Lego City Undercover bundle.

The Wii U in the Wind Waker HD bundle will have the same black gloss aesthetic as the existing Premium model, but it will come with a GamePad etched with "gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game", plus a digital copy of Hyrule Historia, the Dark Horse published Legend of Zelda lore book. GAME is currently listing the hardware bundle for £250.

A Nintendo spokesperson said: "We've reduced the European trade price of the Wii U Premium Pack to retailers from October 4th. At the same time we'll be launching the Zelda bundle (32 GB) and the Lego Premium Pack (32 GB) which will also be available to the retailers at the same lower trade price as the traditional Wii U Premium packs which are currently available in the marketplace."

On Wednesday, Nintendo of America said it will introduce a $50 Wii U price cut on September 20.

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