HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter of the event, meanwhile, and has now confirmed its appearance at this year's extravaganza.
Taking place at Earl's Court between 25th and 27th July, Nintendo has confirmed that it'll have various 3DS and Wii U games available to play, though it hasn't confirmed which titles as yet. The Nintendo UK store will also have a 'pop-up' presence to sell some goods, and the company says it'll "be participating in a number of showcases on the main stage to keep fans entertained throughout the event". Nintendo UK's Marketing and PR Director, Shelly Pearce, has said the following.
As a Japanese company Nintendo is really happy to be returning to the HYPER JAPAN expo in Earls Court. We really enjoy celebrating our Japanese heritage with our fans and the line-up of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games available at the show promises to have something for every attendee to enjoy
This is an event that's always a must for those that love Japanese culture, and we suspect will have plenty of StreetPass opportunities as well. Details and ticket information can be found, of course, on the official website. Are you in the UK and planning to go along this year?