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access_time August 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM in Nintendo by Justin Weinblatt

Nintendo To Partner With Burger King For Wii U Marketing?

The newest Wii U rumor is one of the most interesting from a business perspective.  Mynintendonews.com reports that Nintendo may be partnering with Burger King to release a line of Kids Meals Toys based on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U.  These toys will reportedly make use of the Wii U Gamepad’s NFC technology.  For instance, a Nintendoland toy may unlock a special Mii for players to use. Surely having a toy designed for the Wii U will make children curious about the peripheral.

The juiciest part of this rumor regards the date of the toy line’s release.  Supposedly, the toys will go on sale the 25th of October.  This doesn’t necessarily mean the Wii U will be available before then, but naturally Nintendo would want the toys to be available in the same timeframe of the Wii U.

This is just a rumor, but it doesn’t seem to be too farfetched.  Keep in mind that Burgerking supported the X-Box 360 launch with a bunch of creepy X-Box games featuring “The King”. Plus, this wouldn’t be the first time the two company’s team up.  A few years ago, Burger King produced a few pretty awesome Nintendo themed toys.

Personally, I hope this rumor turns out to be true.  Nintendo needs a big media blitz, and hopefully that will begin after the system’s price and release date unveiling on September 13th.


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