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News: Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Buy them a day early using a special code

Major franchises that are beloved by Nintendo fans have some of gaming's most iconic soundtracks, and the enduring popularity of the Symphony of the Goddesses tours for The Legend of Zelda demonstrate that live events can be a huge success. It's no surprise, then, that Pokémon will enjoy similar treatment...

Events: Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

A fun-packed festival of popular culture, cosplay and gaming

The MCM Comic Con - the UK's biggest popular culture event - has just finished its tenure at Birmingham's NEC, and we were lucky enough to attend. Packed with memorabilia, merchandise, cosplayers and even some famous faces from the world of film and TV, the event was well attended and a...

News: Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

32 contestants, one winner

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be hosting a special Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con, which takes place this weekend (Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March, to be exact) at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Attendees at the event will be able to watch the...

Feature: A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

We take on the latest tour

Since the introduction of the iconic theme song on the NES in 1986, the body of music that has grown out of the Legend of Zelda series has been nothing short of legendary. Beginning with modest 8-bit sounds and eventually evolving into the sweeping sonatas in modern games, the songs have grown into something much more than...

News: Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

"The true birth of eSports started here"

A quarter of the century ago Nintendo held the first round of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships in Texas, and this weekend there will be a special event to mark this anniversary. Taking place across two days - March 7th and 8th - at the newly-opened store Freaks and Geeks in Denton, Texas, the event will...

News: SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

PAX East, EXG Rezzed and The Steampunk World’s Fair

SteamWorld Heist is set to be one of the most intriguing download releases of 2015. A follow-up - but not sequel - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig, developer Image & Form is aiming to release the title across multiple platforms, including the eShop on Wii U and 3DS. It's a departure for...

News: Nintendo Goes Big On Download Games at IndieCade East

Nintendo Goes Big On Download Games at IndieCade East

It's happening right now

Let's hear it for New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Even if you don't appreciate such fine song lyrics as these, if you are in the New York area this weekend (13th - 15th February) you owe it to yourself to make it over to IndieCade East, where at least your dreams of playing lots of awesome indie games...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

"It will take time, but it’s possible"

It's clear that eSports have evolved and grown on a significant scale when calls for it to be considered an Olympic sport are, for the first time, not entirely unreasonable. With sports such as shooting, archery et al - which are arguably reliant on skill and co-ordination rather than athleticism - are...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

Zelda fans are in for a treat

Following the news that the “Symphony of the Goddesses” tours were returning in 2015 on a worldwide Master Quest comes new information via NeoGAF after the concert’s arrival in Japan over the weekend. With tickets sold out, Nintendo were nice enough to broadcast it to Japanese locals via NicoNico. The good news...

Live: Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Rounding off a dramatic weekend

Apex 2015 has had a dramatic route to its finale, today, with venue issues forcing a rapid move to a brand new location; through support from sponsors and dedicated fans it somewhat defied the odds to ensure that almost all rounds could be completed ahead of its final day. Though the tournament hosts multiple games,...

News: Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Live footage inside courtesy of VGBootCamp, too

Apex 2015, which aims to be the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever, suffered a high-profile setback on its first day when its venue was shut down on fire marshal orders. At that stage there was doubt over how the tournament could move forward, but the good news is that plenty of support and a shift of...

News: Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Yes, really

This weekend is supposed to feature one of the best-known competitive gaming events of the year - in Nintendo circles - with Apex 2015; Apex is typically referenced as one of the largest Smash Bros. tournaments of its kind in the world. In a bizarre turn of events, however, the current rounds for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super...

News: Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

The real magic school bus

Streetpass can be such a wonderful little addition to the day; it's a treat to see that little green light and knowing that various goodies await. All one needs to do is walk by a fellow 3DS owner who has it activated, but here exists a problem with the concept of StreetPass: finding fellow users can be difficult, if not...

News: New Nintendo 3DS XL, Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for PAX South This Week

New Nintendo 3DS XL, Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for PAX South This Week

Skip the Majora's Mask line if you're wearing Legend of Zelda cosplay

In 2014 Nintendo of America did a good job of attending a whole load of expos and putting on special events, and it's kicking off 2015 with a focus on New Nintendo 3DS at this weekend's PAX South; it's running from 23rd to 25th January in San Antonio, Texas. NoA is taking a...

News: StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Think you're the UK's best Smash player? Prove it

StreetPass groups in the UK are joining forces in order to find the nation's best Super Smash Bros. player. Qualifying events are already taking place and will continue throughout December and early January, with the grand final slated to take place later in January. As has been the case with other...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

Will include new music from Majora's Mask and Link Between Worlds

While there have been other musical tours and concerts to celebrate The Legend of Zelda, it's the officially-sanctioned "Symphony of the Goddesses" tours that have been widely acclaimed, which began with the 25th Anniversary celebrations and even a CD with special edition copies of...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...