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News: Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Rare amiibo up for grabs

Nintendo of America consistently puts on a decent show at San Diego Comic-Con, taking the chance to show off upcoming releases at the event. This year is no different, and there'll be some demos from E3 in addition to a range of competitions that'll have rare amiibo as prizes - it'll all be going down at the 'Nintendo...

News: ​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

No love for the West, Nintendo?

It seems that Nintendo has a thing for putting on excellent concerts to celebrate landmark anniversaries for its most treasured franchises. Here in the West, fans have had the privilege for the past few years of attending the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, a touring orchestra that covers several tracks and...

News: Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Your one-stop guide to the week's events

E3 is happening this weekend, and Nintendo has plenty of events taking place - kicking off the with a special Smash Bros. video broadcast and the much-hyped return of the Nintendo World Championships. We've also got the Digital Event to look forward - surely the biggest part of the whole E3 schedule for...

News: Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

AKA: The guys who had to actually work to get there

Nintendo recently confirmed eight of the guest competitors who will be taking part in the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, and today the names of the eight qualifying participants - that is, the guys who actually had to earn their place in the finals - have been published. These eight...

Video: Footage From Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers Starts To Trickle Through

Footage From Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers Starts To Trickle Through

Did you go along and try your hand?

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifiers took place recently, and we're already starting to see footage appear online which gives a flavour of these events. The qualifiers all happened May 30th at eight different locations up and down North America. The top scorer from each event is going ahead to the...

News: Collect a Level 50 Pachirisu at the UK Pokémon Video Game & TCG National Championships

Collect a Level 50 Pachirisu at the UK Pokémon Video Game & TCG National Championships

Cute but deadly

For those that dream of being a world champion Pokémon player, opportunities to qualify for the finals in the US - the finale this year will be in Boston, Massachusetts in August - are running out. Players that enter the UK National Championships in the hope of winning a ticket to the finals will also, however, have an extra treat...

News: Nintendo Confirmed as Exhibitors at Legends of Gaming YouTube Extravaganza in London

Nintendo Confirmed as Exhibitors at Legends of Gaming YouTube Extravaganza in London

Mario Kart 8 looks like a key event

It's not uncommon to attend an expo nowadays, see a particularly long queue and accurately assume that those fans are in line to see a YouTube star. Some online celebs have millions of subscribers and over a billion views to their name, making them a big draw for the crowds at events. Legends of Gaming is an expo...

News: Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Trophy Rush

Super Smash Bros. players and amiibo collectors alike will have the chance to win a rather neat customized Mega Man amiibo at the Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas, running 24th to 26th April. A Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held at the event on 25 April at 1pm, with the winner walking away with a custom Metallic Mega Man...

News: Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Win a Gold Mario amiibo

This weekend - from 3rd to 5th April - the Anaheim Convention Center in California will be taken over by WonderCon, an expo that celebrates films, TV, comics and video games. It's an extravaganza of noise, excitement and cosplay, and Nintendo of America has announced its plans for its own booth and events at the expo...

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...