EGX (formally known as Eurogamer Expo) is the UK's biggest games event, and Nintendo Life is proud to be involved in it again (more on that soon); this year EGX will be at its new home at the Birmingham NEC on 24th-27th September. Bye bye Earls Court in London, it was nice knowing you.
Nintendo UK will have a sizeable presence at EGX this year and has announced plenty of games and events. This'll include on-stage game demonstrations of upcoming titles, opportunities to play in live tournaments, as well as a series of competitions and challenges that will run across the four days.
In terms of tournament events, Splatoon will have 8 'Squid Squads' of 4 players signing up to compete in Ranked Battles per session. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be there ahead of launch will have head-to-head matches, and Mario Kart 8 will feature 200cc races. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be have the now-standard amiibo battles, so bring your little figures along.
The headline game on 3DS will be The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Cosplayers will be able to show off their 'Hyrulean fashion' on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Cosplay Catwalk. A panel of judges will pick a winner each day to get a copy of the game when it's released, and those winners will also be entered into a 'Costume of The Show' poll to win more goodies.
There'll be a big Nindie presence, too, while National StreetPass Weekend has again been tied in with EGX, which'll have its own events.
The breakdown of games on show is as follows:
- Super Mario Maker
- Mario Kart 8
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Star Fox Zero
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
- Xenoblade Chronicles X
- Skylanders SuperChargers
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- Chibi Robo! Zip Lash
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
- Skylanders SuperChargers Racing
- Pokémon Omega Ruby
- Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
#Nindies on Wii U
- Mighty No. 9 [Deep Silver, Concept]
- RIVE [Two Tribes]
- Runbow [13am Games]
- FAST Racing Neo [Shin'en]
- Typoman [Brainseed/Head Up Games]
- Soul Axiom [Wales Interactive]
- Poncho [Rising Star Games]
- Extreme Exorcism [Ripstone]
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty [Oddworld]
- Shadow Puppeteer [Snowcannon Games/Sarepta Studios]
- Action Henk [Curve Studios]
- Lovely Planet [tinyBuild Games]
- Terraria [Re-Logic]
#Nindies on 3DS
- SteamWorld Heist [Image & Form]
- Shovel Knight [Yacht Club Games]
- Terraria [Re-Logic]
It's great to see Nintendo UK making such a bold showing at the UK's biggest games event. Nintendo Life will be there all 4 days, so we hope lots of you lovely readers will come and join us. If you still haven't grabbed a ticket for EGX, head over to EGX's website and get one soon; they are selling out fast!