C'mon Alex "Sonic" Olney!!!
You may have noticed over the past few weeks that to celebrate the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch we're hosting a live tournament dubbed "Smash Battles Live" from the Loading Bar in London. Along with a series of YouTube videos, we hosted a
Last month, Nintendo UK launched a competition in partnership with Gamer Network to celebrate the release of Super Mario Party on Nintendo Switch. They invited fans to submit photos of themselves having a party with their friends and Nintendo Switch using the hashtag #MySwitchParty. The winning entry would receive a Nintendo Switch...
Super Mario Party prizes up for grabs
To celebrate today's launch of Super Mario Party the Nintendo Official UK Store and Gamer Network have launched a new competition inviting UK gamers to share their own Switch party on social media to be in with the chance of winning some Super Mario Party prizes. GET INVOLVED AND WIN PRIZES Use:...
And use the hashtag #Top10SwitchGames
It's all happening this week. First Nintendo drops an announcement for a Nintendo Direct (which takes place tomorrow), then pre-orders for Nintendo Labo go live on the Nintendo UK website. And to top it all off, the big N now wants to know your favour
Get a mug with the system, too
Long live the 3DS / 2DS, as the portable family keeps ticking along with a helping hand from the Pokémon franchise. One of the first notable releases of 2018 will be the Virtual Console arrival of Pokémon Crystal on the 3DS eShop, due for release on 26th January. Different regions are celebrating in various ways,...
Free to enter for UK residents
The season of giving is almost upon us, and it seems the Nintendo UK Official Store is getting into the spirit. It's launched a winner-takes-all competition with a lot of goodies in the prize, and it's free to enter for UK residents up to 27th November. As long as you're a UK resident (13 years old and over, guardian...
Only two games, though
Earlier this week Nintendo of America announced its Summer of Play tour, which will take a broad range of Switch and 3DS games around the US. Now Nintendo UK has confirmed its own tour specifically for the Switch, starting in June and running right up to December. Unlike the US equivalent, however, this UK tour is only...
Get a free 'Dare to Stare' t-shirt
With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now just a week away, the official Nintendo UK store has unveiled an updated pre-order option for those that love the 'Death Stare' Luigi meme. As always it's the approach NUK takes to complete with being undercut on the likes of Amazon. In this listing the standard retail price - £49.99...
A chance to play ARMS and Splatoon 2 early
Nintendo UK will be bringing the big guns to Insomnia60, the UK's biggest gaming festival this year. Taking place from 14th-17th April 2017 at The NEC Birmingham you'll be able to try out upcoming Nintendo Switch games such as ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Of course if you haven't yet pick
It's like we were really there
Late last week we were allowed to go hands on with the Nintendo Switch, you may have heard about it. Well not being ones to let these things go unnoticed, we compiled a short video of our experiences at the event with close ups of the console and its various peripherals despite the low lighting conditions. We hope you...
Switch army knife
At the recent Nintendo Switch premiere, which we attended at Hammersmith Apollo in London, our very own Alex Olney got to sit down for a few moments to be grilled on his first impressions of Nintendo's new hardware by Nintendo UK's (and former Editor-in-chief of Official Nintendo Magazine) Chandra Nair. While we work to bring you...
With some extras thrown in
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System is no doubt going to be a big-seller in November, as fans rush to get the budget-priced system. Nintendo's Official UK Store is now joining in with the pre-order fun with its own range of offers; as always everything is priced at the recommended retail rate, but with...
Nintendo out in full force
HYPER JAPAN is a wonderful cultural festival that celebrates everything Japanese, and returned to Olympia in London, UK for its three day summer showcase this past weekend. We've been to the show a couple of times before but this was our first time visiting the Olympia West Hall. Nintendo had a host of activities
Spirit of Justice and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 along with big hitters
As it does every year Nintendo UK is putting quite a lot of effort into HYPER JAPAN, the expo running at Olympia, London from 15th - 17th July. It's a celebration of all things Japanese culture, from clothing to art, to food and drink; Nintendo naturally fits right in as a beacon...
Soundtrack CD! Deluxe artbook! Figurine!
There are some handsome special editions on the way with a few key upcoming releases, and the Bravely Second: End Layer Deluxe Collector's Edition is among the best. Confirmed for the European release on 26th February, it includes the following. Bravely Second: End Layer game A Deluxe Artbook (250+...
Mario Maker chuckles
Nintendo UK is still waving the flag for Super Mario Maker and will be doing another Twitch broadcast today for viewers eager to see more of this excellent game. This time the guest appearance will be from none other than comedian Imran Yusuf. Who is Imran you ask? Aside from being a Edinburgh Festival Best Newcomer Nominee and...
5pm today (UK time)
Following their recent Super Mario Maker session with the one and only Charles Martinet, our chums at Nintendo UK are doing another Twitch broadcast today for viewers eager to see more on this excellent game. This time the guest appearance will be from none other than Nintendo Life's video presenter extraordinaire Alex Olney...
Share your levels with us
Following their recent Super Mario Maker session with the one and only Charles Martinet, our chums at Nintendo UK are planning another Twitch broadcast for viewers eager to see more on this excellent game. This week the guest appearance will be from none other than Nintendo Life's video presenter extraordinaire Alex Olney...
Get to play Star Fox Zero and Tri Force Heroes before all your friends
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...
5PM UK time today!
In our recent Super Mario Maker preview we said it "feels like a Nintendo game with no shortcuts or rushed compromises, and has evidently been a project carefully nurtured and prioritised. From the substantial functionality to the beautiful re-creation of 8- and 16-Bit Mario templates in HD, this really is shaping up to be the...
Kids talking about being a squid, now
Hyper Japan was nearly a month ago in London, a major expo that brings together various aspects of Japanese culture. Nintendo UK has been a big supporter of the event and had a booth on hand, also giving attendees what was - at the time - the first opportunity for the European public to go hands on with Star Fox...
Details on which figures are being restocked inside
Update: We asked Nintendo UK for comment on which figures will be restocked, and the following are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 UK time: PAC-MAN No.35 amiibo Ness No.34 amiibo Lucina No.31 amiibo Robin No.30 amiibo Olimar No.44 amiibo Marth No. 12 Ike No.24 amiibo Toad amiibo (Super Mario...
GAME and official store offer best deals
Earlier this week the Nintendo Official UK Store had a re-stock of some rare amiibo, some of which are now gone while others are still available. Today has brought more additions with the latest wave of figures, with stock available for those that haven't pre-ordered. The following four amiibo figures are...
Star Fox! Super Mario Maker! Tri Force Heroes! Other things!
HYPER JAPAN is one of the more diverse expo events to arrive in London every year. Rather than being focused on one particular hobby, it covers multiple aspects of Japanese culture - previous years have featured areas and exhibits dedicated to clothing, toys, art, food and - yes - video...
Shulk! Little Mac! Captain Falcon! More!
Update: Little Mac and Shulk are now sold out. Original Article: Just recently we shared a teasing email sent out to customers of Nintendo's Official UK Store, promising restocks of "some" amiibo "this week". Sure enough there's some fresh stock available to grab right now, and it's not disappearing too...
What a tease...
Oh, amiibo, we love you and we hate you. The cute little toys are utterly charming, but some of them are more elusive than a Samus Aran fan excited about Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Many of the toys are rare, and the dance when hoping for pre-orders to be fulfilled - if you even get a pre-order down - is a familiar jig to many...
Joining Anki Europe as Senior Marketing Manager
Nintendo's UK Marketing and PR Director Shelly Pearce has parted company with the firm after 17 years, it has been revealed today. Pearce is joining Anki Europe as Senior Marketing Director. Anki makes Anki Drive - which is a bit like Scalextric, but you control the car using your a smartphone...
Update: now sold out
Update: These amiibo pre-orders sold out within an hour of publishing this article. Whether it's high demand, low stock levels or a mix of both, that's another wave of figures with pre-orders that have disappeared rapidly. Original Article: The waves of Super Smash Bros. amiibo keep coming, and UK collectors should certainly...
Plenty of Wii U owners have already enjoyed a first round of online Splatoon, and now the second demo window comes at a convenient time for those in Europe. This is the second one hour session, and we're live streaming the Nintendo UK broadcast while live blogging our experiences. Join us#Splatoon
Remember to brake
As this is Mario Kart 8 day, in particular thanks to the free 200cc mode and the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 pack, we thought we'd share yet another opportunity to check it out. Nintendo UK is running a live stream from 5pm to 6pm local time, which will be showing off the new tracks and 200cc mode. If you haven't yet had a...
Get ready to Mario party!
amiibo collectors will no doubt be rushing to their keyboards to preorder the latest Super Mario series of amiibo which got listed on Nintendo UK's online store today. The following six amiibo can currently be reserved for the reasonable sum of £10.99 a piece, delivered to your door: Mario amiibo
We'll be there, why don't you join us?
Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists — 4 from each of the 8 regional heats — who are now ready to battle it out one final time tomorrow, Friday...
We have 30 pairs of tickets for Nintendo Life readers
Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists, 4 from each of the 8 regional heats, who are now ready to battle it out one final time on Friday...
Charm and interactivity were vital
A little while ago we attended HYPER Japan in London, an event which was heavily supported by Nintendo UK. Nintendo has shown support for similar Japan-centric expos around the world, with Shigeru Miyamoto originally planning to attend Japan Expo in Paris until, unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to his father's...
Another journalist powers up
There have been some dramatic changes in the editorial team at Future Publishing's Official Nintendo Magazine recently, with Editor-In-Chief Chandra Nair stepping down and Matthew Castle taking his place at the helm. Nair has finally broken the silence regarding his new position on Twitter: The former ONM bigwig —...
Six weekly themes to take on
While a lot of games last for a limited amount of time before joining a pile of completed comrades, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is an exception. It never ends, and such is the dynamic that no two people play it the same way; each of our towns is ultimately different and unique. That's something that Nintendo UK is tapping...
Bob-ombs at the ready!
Grab your race suit and join Nintendo UK in a special Mario Kart 7 community event happening right now. The event has been arranged via the official Nintendo 3DS UK Facebook page and is due to last until 4PM GMT. "The special Mario Kart 7 Community event code is 28-7591-1601-9148. The event is now open, good luck to all...
Simon says sell systems
Nintendo UK has announced Simon Kemp as its new general manager earlier this afternoon, MCV has reported. A newcomer to the video game industry, Kemp previously worked in GlaxoSmithKline's Mergers and Acquisitions department, as well as a number of other marketing roles beforehand. He replaces David Yarnton, who stepped down...
If you happened to be around GAME Oxford Street in London today, you may have noticed the increased presence of a certain friendly — and recently gold-hungry — plumber. Don't worry if you missed out, though, as the madness is due to continue tomorrow. Nintendo UK has announced that an exclusive New Super Mario Bros. 2 gaming event will be...
Retired cricketer "probably saved" his life
Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton required medical treatment after collapsing during a charity bike marathon in Greece. Shortly after starting the first leg from the original Olympic Games site, Yarnton was found unconscious in the middle of the road by former England cricket captain, Andrew 'Freddie'...
It's for a competition you see
The North American Mario Flipnote competition ended today, but Nintendo UK is now offering it to users of its free animation software Flipnote Studio. As before, entrants must use the provided soundtrack to accompany a short animation including Mario characters, but this time the judges will be none other than Nintendo...
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