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Huge Nintendo Updates – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and More!


Nintendo reveals full line-up of playable games, on-stage presence and a whole host of activities to get involved in at this year’s HYPER JAPAN 

7th July 2016 – Following last week’s announcements of some of the activities which visitors to this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 can look forward to, Nintendo UK today announces that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be shown live for the first time in the UK, with daily on-stage demos hosted by Nintendo UK. Visitors can also expect live gameplay sessions of Capcom®’s Monster Hunter Generations™, DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and more – all taking place at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 between 15th and 17th July at the Olympia, London.

Nintendo’s booth at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 is set to offer a full line-up of on-stage activities for attendees to watch, and a packed roster of gameplay opportunities to experience throughout the three-day event. Those unable to attend will also get the opportunity to feel part of the action, as Nintendo UK will livestream a selection of on-stage content for viewers to watch at home via the Nintendo UK Twitch Channel on Saturday 16th July between 10.00 and 15.00.

Showcased for the first time at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last month, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo. The game marks a new pinnacle for the franchise, and thanks to a daily live demonstration of the Wii U version of the game that was shown at the E3 video game conference, UK fans heading to HYPER JAPAN will be able to get a first live glimpse of this massive open-air adventure. Nintendo representatives will take to the stage once per day during the show to take visitors on an immersive journey filled with unprecedented freedom of adventure.

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.

The full line-up of playable titles at HYPER JAPAN on the Nintendo booth can now be revealed as  follows:

Visitors to this year’s event are encouraged to bring their Nintendo 3DS family system with them to   exchange data with other attendees via StreetPass, as well as download demos of many of the games featured on the Nintendo booth. There will also be a special Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo card swap area, where visitors can trade with others to help grow their collection.

Presenting a prime opportunity to get creative with photography, Nintendo’s booth will also feature a unique amiibo photo stand, giving fans the chance to strike a pose like their favourite amiibo. Miitomo enthusiasts will have a chance to showcase their Miifoto skills by sharing their favourite snaps from the event to Nintendo UK’s Twitter channel during the event using #Miifoto #HyperJapan. The most creative and compelling Miifotos will be in with a chance to win a special Tomodachi Life prize bundle.

The Nintendo Official UK Store is also heading to Hyper Japan with a dedicated presence on the Nintendo booth, ensuring visitors are able to pick up a whole host of goodies. There will be plenty of special offers available across many product lines, exclusively available to those attending Hyper Japan. To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter Generations™ the Nintendo Official UK Store will also be offering a 50% discount* on Monster Hunter figurines if you have a photo taken at this area of the Nintendo booth mirroring the monster’s pose. There will be plenty of other offers available including 50% off selected T-Shirts while stocks last, so be sure to grab yourself a great deal.

If you haven’t taken part already, don’t forget that Nintendo UK are currently hosting two competitions. The first is a special YO-KAI WATCH® Fan Art Contest, challenging fans to share physical or digital recreations of their favourite Yo-kai to win a YO-KAI WATCH® prize and have their masterpiece displayed on the Nintendo booth at HYPER JAPAN. Additionally, a Fire Emblem Cosplay Contest will give HYPER JAPAN attendees the chance to wow cosplay fans by taking to the catwalk on the main stage in the Nintendo area on July 17th. The top outfit will receive a host of Fire Emblem prizes.

From enjoying gameplay experiences, watching and taking part in on-stage activities, entering competitions, completing challenges and getting hold of special content, fans can enjoy a truly unique and entertaining experience at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016.

To keep up to date with the latest HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 news from Nintendo UK, visit and follow @NintendoUK on Twitter! Remember to use #HyperJapan during the event.


*On selected Monster Hunter figurines while stocks last


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About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS family of systems including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.