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18th October 2004 - Nintendo has today unveiled the exclusive Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Platinum Pak containing a copy of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, a Platinum coloured Nintendo GameCube and a controller at the fantastic estimated retail price of around £79! This means now everyone can buy a Nintendo GameCube and get a copy of the game completely free! This great offer launches across the UK on 05 November 2004, just in time for Christmas.

With Mario Kart: Double Dash!! players can experience frantic multiplayer racing mayhem at its finest with a host of challenging tracks, characters and all manner of inventive weaponry. This time round, there's been one major change to the rules of the there are two riders per kart! Choose from a variety of colourful characters and their vehicles then take your pick from the Mushroom, Flower or Star Cup challenges! Race against all your favourite Nintendo characters in the Grand Prix mode, or go it alone and beat your best times in the Time Trial mode or even compete with your friends in Vs mode to become the Mario Kart master.

With this exclusive offer, players not only get the game, but also a sleek Platinum coloured Nintendo GameCube on which to play it! With great games such as Donkey Konga, Animal Crossing and Pikmin 2 available now and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Tales of Symphonia and Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door all coming to Nintendo GameCube soon, there has never been a better time to purchase the console.

Also launching on 05 November 2004 is the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Pak, containing either a purple or a black Nintendo GameCube. Both Paks are available in the UK at the estimated retail price of around £79.

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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 Pokémon?. 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.

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