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 of entertainment from the country.
Following the initial revealed plans Nintendo has now confirmed more details of what it'll be doing at the event. A highlight is confirmation of daily on-stage demonstrations of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, giving attendees a chance to get a closer look at next year's Wii U / NX title. More of the stage details are below:
...Fans of Capcom®'s Monster Hunter Generations™ can celebrate the game's launch weekend by joining expert YouTuber Arekkz Gaming as he heads to the stage to show off his hunting style and takes on a local multiplayer hunt – live on stage! As well as being playable on the Nintendo booth, budding hunters can download the Monster Hunter Generations demo now from Nintendo eShop and bring their Nintendo 3DS family system to HYPER JAPAN to team up with Arekkz Gaming and other players locally.
Comedian and long-time gamer, Imran Yusuf, will also be heading to HYPER JAPAN, taking to the Nintendo stage in a bid to complete the very best fan-created Super Mario Maker courses. Nintendo UK is today challenging would-be level designers to take inspiration from HYPER JAPAN, as the courses created and submitted that are most in line with the tone of the festival will be pre-selected for Imran to play live on-stage with Nintendo UK, streaming the session live via Nintendo UK's Twitch channel. Those keen to enter their courses simply need to follow Nintendo's social channels and share their course ID in the comments section of the relevant post on Facebook and Twitter. All selected courses will also be made available for all Super Mario Maker players to try via the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website following HYPER JAPAN.
There will be plenty more on-stage activities taking place at HYPER JAPAN as Nintendo will host and live stream via the Nintendo UK Twitch channel a number of on-stage tournaments which attendees can get involved in, game demonstrations for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games both out now and coming soon as well as other special activities. Some on-stage highlights will include DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, Rhythm Paradise Megamix, Splatoon and Pokkén Tournament. Nintendo will also be bringing to the stage special activities for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, so be sure to bring your trained amiibo along to take part. Visit the Nintendo website for a full schedule of Nintendo's on-stage line-up for HYPER JAPAN.
Beyond that there are plenty of playable games confirmed - many are already released, but there are a few first opportunities for the UK public to try games due later this year, including Dragon Quest VII.
- YO-KAI WATCH
- Monster Hunter Generations
- DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
- Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
- Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
- Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation
- Hyrule Warriors Legends
- Bravely Second: End Layer
- Final Fantasy Explorers
- Project X Zone 2
- Rhythm Paradise Megamix
- Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice
- Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
- Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2
- The Battle Cats POP!
- Mighty No. 9
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
- Axiom Verge
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
- Pokkén Tournament
- Pokémon X & Pokémon Y
- Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
- Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue & Pokémon Yellow
We'll be heading along to HYPER JAPAN to take pictures and check out the show; are any of you UK-based readers planning to go?
Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow? Is that... really necessary to show off?
this is impressive how?
Hardly impressive. And if you look at Wii U it's even less so. Literally a handful of games that are already out with the exception of Axiom Verge which has been on other platforms for ages. They can all be played without going to the event. The event should have games that are coming out in the near future.
I feel like... with all the negativity and frustration surrounding Nintendo (and their fan base) recently, NintendoLife might be going a wee bit out of their way to pump a little sunshine recently.
Why can't they showcase Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Wouldn't that make more sense than all these currently available games?
I think it's impressive. Even if the games are already out it's still good that Nintendo UK are willing to push these games so hard considering how small the UK userbase is.
But yeah they should have shown Zelda.
If any of you have been to Hyper Japan you might be aware that it is more of a culture event than a gaming event. It has gaming elements to it but it is not as key to the industry as is E3, EGX or Gamescom
And to be honest to those who think they should bring Zelda, EGX is far more of an important event to bring Zelda to the UK for the first time than Hyper Japan
Hyper Japan sounds fun, not just the Nintendo goodness but all the other Japanese things there as well. I'm tempted to head there and try it out, but I don't think I will be able to convince anyone to come with me.
Happy Home Designer ?
You know, doesn't look so different with MySims Kingdom Wii.
Take a request, build something, done and wandering around in pointless after that. That's the fact after you finished MySims Kingdom Wii, no more activities that you can do except wandering around, redesign something, collect essences and Happy Home Designer do same thing. Wandering around, design something and do nothing after that. I wonder if some well experienced gamer will comment differently.
Anyway, despite of flaw of HHD, Japanese celebration is kinda interesting for UK people. They should learn some Japanese cultures and understand why Japanese people are so different in many ways.
Here's hoping something Pokemon Sun and Moon will be announced - though I doubt it. We just got Salandit today, afterall.
PASS. Maybe next year I'll go.
Atleast Nintendo are doing something to advertise games that are available. And it's a good excuse to get out of the house for the day.
This is not the place to immerse yourself in Zelda, trust me!
When is this event?
@8itmap_k1d love the Magic Pockets avatar! Now I've got the Betty Boo song in my head.
@gingerbeardman Haha, thanks!
The event is next weekend.
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