Nintendo UK has offered fans the chance to win £50 eShop credit providing they share their favourite Wii U game on social media. In a competition available to residents of the United Kingdom aged 13 years and over only, Nintendo UK would love to hear the voice of the nation and compile an official fans’ Top 10 when the results have been counted and verified. And for just ten lucky fans selected at random, the company will offer a wonderful £50 in eShop credit to spend on their next retail or eShop game.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply log on to Twitter and tweet your favourite Wii U game – whether that’s the fast-paced Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, or the feisty Bayonetta 2 – and use the hashtags #WiiU and #PlayOn. The competition is open from now until June 1, so make sure you get your vote in within the next couple of weeks. Nintendo UK states that all winners will be notified by June 10, 2015.
Following weeks of Pokémon battles up and down the country, the countdown to the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final is on. Hosting the Pokémon Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final in London on Saturday 26th April 2014 is comedian, actor and Pokémon fan, Johnny Vegas. Having emerged triumphant in the regional heats, Pokémon Experts from all across the country will descend on The Music Room, London, to see who will be crowned champion – with four titles for the taking: Ultimate Pokémon Expert, Junior Expert, Ultimate Team and Ultimate Pokémon Expert.
Johnny Vegas, will be hosting the Grand Final and awarding some fantastic prizes to all the victors, including a trip of a lifetime to Tokyo and a range of exciting Nintendo goodies. Full terms and conditions including prizes can be found at www.nintendo.co.uk/pokemontournament.
As well as the final battles between competitors, there will be an area for guests to relax and try other try other games from the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure. There will also be a training centre for newcomers, where a Pokémon guru will be on hand to answer any Pokémon related questions and Pokémon Trading Card demonstrations will take place throughout the event.
Throughout the day, there will also be competitions for the best Pokémon Cosplay as well as mini competitions based around Streetpass with on the spot prizes up for grabs, so make sure you come prepared with your Nintendo 3DS console and your best costumes.
The four main titles up for grabs at the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final are:
- Ultimate Pokémon Expert – The winner of the prestigious “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title – a category open to those aged thirteen years or older – will earn themselves a week-long trip for two to Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon. They’ll be able to immerse themselves in the Pokémon world by visiting the Pokémon Center and also explore all of the sights of Tokyo. Recommended for seasoned Pokémon players the “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title will test your Pokémon skills to the limit. The first and second place winners in the Ultimate Pokémon Expert category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the official Play! Pokémon UK VGC event this spring.
- Junior Expert – For the younger Pokémon Trainers (12 or under) there’s a chance to win a weekend trip for the whole family to Alton Towers theme park, including hotel stay, for whoever comes out victorious. The first and second place winners in the Junior Expert age category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the UK Pokémon Video Game Championships event this spring.
- Ultimate Team – The “Ultimate Team” competition is exclusively for two family members (one aged 16 or older, and one 12 or under) who want to team up and take on other families in a four-player Double Battle. Successful teams will have the chance to win a £250 Nintendo UK Online Store voucher and a group trip for four to one of the world’s best gaming shows: EGX London 2014. This event takes place in Earls Court London, from 25th – 28th September and offers visitors the chance to play the biggest games before they are released.
- Pokémon Apprentice – One new enthusiast will be claiming the “Pokémon Apprentice” title; meaning a complete newcomer to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will walk away with a mega bundle of Nintendo 3DS games, up to the value of £300.
Hosted by comedian and Pokémon fan Johnny Vegas, the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final will be held at The Music Room, London, from 11.30am until 7pm, where four titles will be awarded to the nation’s best Pokémon players. There are also great prizes waiting for these champions, including a trip to Tokyo and Nintendo products, so the stakes are high for all Pokémon trainers involved.
Capcom is currently running a contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS. The contest asks Monster Hunter fans to submit a weapon design based on one of the fourteen weapon classes available in-game. If you design is chosen then it will appear in the game, which is a nice reward. You can enter, right here.
Hey there! I’m Koichi Hayashida, the director of NES Remix. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Today, I have news about a classic and fun event for people that own the game! Starting today, the Time Attack Challenge begins! Some of you might remember this from the original Mario Bros., which was released in 1983 for the NES in North America.
We gave this stage a little twist compared to the stages from the original version—you have to control two Mario characters at the same time! As one of your final challenges before 2014, see how fast you can complete the challenge! Send in your best time by posting a screenshot of the Stage Selection Screen with the Clear Time for REMIX I STAGE 4 “Collect all the coins!” to this post . [See the sample screenshot on this post.]
Remember to type or write your best time in a comment with your post. The fastest time posted in this community will be officially recorded by Nintendo! The event will end at 7pm (PT) on January 2nd, or when the total number of comments reaches 1000. Lookout for the tutorial video for the stage we’re sharing next week to help improve your scores. There are no limits on the number of scores you can post. I hope this will be a fun and exciting challenge for gamers that played this game in the original Mario Bros. and for those that are playing it for the first time in NES REMIX!
Mutant Mudds Deluxe developer Renegade Kid are hosting a competition to get your hands on a copy of the Wii U game. Starting today until midnight June 12 CT, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham will be giving away three free copies of the title – due for release on June 13 – to the person who produces the best image of and or relating to Mutant Mudds.
Announced on both his Twitter and Blogger accounts, Watsham says that anyone can enter, but the copies will only work on North American Wii U consoles – so if you’re a North American resident, why not get those creative juices flowing? You can find the full details here, and remember that you can submit an original drawing, a digital, or use existing images on the web to create an interesting collage.
Want to get your name and profile featured in the upcoming Watch Dogs game? Well, Ubisoft are running a competition to allow just that, but you’ll need to be 18 years old and over and have access to a Facebook and Uplay account to get involved.
If you’re a budding fan, you’ll want to enter your details here. Just jot down your name, date of birth, occupation, and three facts about yourself – they can be as cool, off the wall or as creative as you like. From there, Ubisoft will choose 30 competition entries at random to be included as a pedestrian in the game. But you’ll have to wait until November 19, when the game is released for current and next-gen platforms, to find out if you’ve been one of the lucky winners.
During a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about what he thinks about Nintendo’s competitors. Miyamoto found it interesting how competitors are taking ideas from Wii U only a year after it was revealed because – after the initial releases of Nintendo DS and Wii – it took companies a few years to bring their own gaming devices with touchscreen control or motion control to the market. Miyamoto believes that it is better not to focus on the competition during E3 and, instead, developers should focus on “bringing fun to the world.”
“In the past when we’ve introduced stuff like motion control or touch screen control with the Nintendo DS, it typically would take a few years for other companies bring them into their own offerings. The fact that one year out when we first introduced the concept of Wii U, we’re already seeing other companies trying to move in that same direction, suggests there’s a tremendous amount of possibility in what we’ve shown so far.”
“It’s something that’s tough for me to objectively look at, and I think to me, what’s most important, is that I don’t betray the trust that people have in me. At a show like this, it’s my job to show we’re all having fun. People come to E3 and they want to talk about competition and who won the show, and all these companies combating one another.
“But what we’re meant to be doing is bringing fun to the world. So rather than focusing on competition, I feel it’s my job to go up on stage and show how I can bring fun to the world by having fun myself.”