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Wii redesign European release date

Reconfigured console coming November.

Nintendo will launch the upcoming Wii redesign as part of a new hardware bundle available 4th November in the UK.

Named the Wii Family Edition, the pack contains original boxed-in classic Wii Sports and last year's mini-game compilation Wii Party.

A Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk are also included.

The reconfigured Wii design remains the same size as Nintendo's existing Wii console. The only difference is that backwards compatibility with GameCube games and controllers has been gutted out.

Nintendo has also detailed a new Wii Fit Plus pack to launch just days earlier on 2nd November. It contains a black Balance Board and a copy of Wii Fit Plus. A further bundle that includes an original black Wii as well will be available then, too.

That's all on top of the new Blue Wii bundle which will launch 18th November alongside Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics. It contains the redesigned Wii in a fetching aquatic shade, alongside a Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck and a copy of the game.

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