Nintendo of Europe has announced two big staff changes, with Nintendo UK's Lewis Digby leaving to join French mobile game company Gameloft and ex-journalist Martin Mathers hopping on as Online Editor.

Digby joined Nintendo as a PR manager four and a half years ago. He had this to say about the move:

I’ve had the most wonderful four and a half years working at Nintendo and I’d like to thank everyone for their continued help and support. It has been a real privilege to work for such a professional, highly skilled and passionate team. I’m moving to Gameloft and I’m really excited about the new challenge but very sad to be leaving a company that has been such a major part of my life over the past years.

Elsewhere, UK journalist Martin Mathers has joined the editorial team at Nintendo of Europe's Frankfurt offices to fulfil his new role as Online Editor. He's quite pleased:

I’m over the moon to be joining Nintendo, as it’s something of a childhood dream come true. It’s a big move, relocating to a new country, but I can’t wait to get started in the run-up to the launch of the Wii U.

Mathers, who has worked in video games journalism for over a decade and launched the popular multiformat magazine GamesTM, joins ex-Nintendo Life editor James Newton, who is currently employed in the same team.