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Nintendo News: Winner of Nintendo Video Challenge Heads to Sundance Film Festival

Nintendo has selected the YouTube Channel Hey Ash, Whatcha’ Playin? as the winner of its Wii U Video Challenge. HAWP’s video, The Wind Waker, was chosen as the top selection from a field of content creators who created video projects inspired by the Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD games for Wii U.

Hey Ash, Whatcha’ Playin? was one of 30 of YouTube’s top content creators, identified for their talent and passion for gaming, who were given one week to produce videos for the challenge. The submissions were fun, humorous and touching, and collectively have been viewed more than 1.5 million times. To view the collection of 30 Nintendo-themed video submissions, click here.

The team from HAWP now gets the chance to collaborate with YouTube powerhouse Freddie Wong to produce an original short film inspired by the upcoming Wii U game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The new video will premiere in the Nintendo Chalet featuring Wii Fit U at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 16 in Park City, Utah.

The Nintendo Chalet featuring Wii Fit U at the Sundance Film Festival will offer invitees the opportunity to take shelter from the cold weather and play a variety of fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in a warm, welcoming environment. Games featured in the lounge include Wii Fit U for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS.

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