Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for June 28th, 2016

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- 3 returning sets of Animal Crossing badges
- 2 returning sets of Pushmo series system icons

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

Pokemon news - distribution updates

Xerneas Distribution in UK

- shiny Xerneas event
- go to the Year of Pokémon area of the Nintendo booth in the Hyper Japan Festival
- pick up a serial code to get you the special Level 100 Shiny Xerneas
- same one as has been distributed in Europe the past few months

Pokémon XYORAS - Mew Event

- Mew second chance event for Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games is due to end on Thursday
- available through Mystery Gift > Receive Gift > Get Via Code
- gives you the Mythical Pokémon Mew

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Hyadain's Landorus

- available for Japanese games that participated in the recent 2016 Japan Championships Battle Competition
- entry gift is due to end on June 30th at 23:59 JST
- gift is a Landorus based on the Landorus used by Japanese variety show, Pokénchi, host Hyadain

Fun for Everyone at Pokemon Nationals

The Pokémon US National Championships aren't just for the many competitors battling for the title of National Champion. There are a lot of exciting side events and activities for all attendees who have made the trek to Columbus, Ohio.

Side events are a great way for anyone to get a taste of the action at Nationals, with a variety of events taking place all weekend long. Come play your favorite Pokémon game to win great prizes and have fun playing against other Pokémon Trainers. This year, players will earn tickets that can be redeemed for prizes of their choice from a large collection of cool prizes. Prizes vary in ticket cost. There is a fee for most side events. See the complete side events schedule for more details.

A pop-up Pokémon Center retail store will be at the convention center, so you'll have the opportunity to purchase awesome Pokémon gear, including Pokémon Nationals collectible items you won't find anywhere else.

And if you just want to watch the tournament, the US National Championships are free for all spectators. Come cheer for your favorite Trainers as they contend for the title of National Champion.

Whether you're competing or just there to watch and have fun, we hope you can make it to the US National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, from July 1–3, 2016.

Show off your Fire Emblem costumes at Hyper Japan for a chance to win rare prizes!

If you’re an avid cosplayer and have a love for the Fire Emblem series then we’d love to hear from you! At Hyper Japan Festival 2016, we’ll be holding a Fire Emblem Cosplay contest in which we plan to celebrate the long running strategy RPG series with its biggest fans by gathering together cosplayers of characters from not just the recently released Fire Emblem Fates games but also the entire Fire Emblem series. If you have a favourite character, we can’t wait to see you dressed as them!

Any Fire Emblem cosplayer who attends Hyper Japan on the third day – July 17th 2016 – will be invited to take part in a commemorative photoshoot to be published on official Nintendo online channels and will also be able to participate in an on-stage cosplay parade, the winner of which will be awarded a special pack of Fire Emblem prizes including:

• Fire Emblem Fates – Limited Edition

• A New Nintendo 3DS XL Fire Emblem Fates Edition

• A set of Fire Emblem amiibo: Ike, Robin, Lucina, Marth & Roy

• A set of Fire Emblem Fates character standees

If you’d like to take part in the Fire Emblem festivities then please send an email to nintendocommunity@nintendo.co.uk under the subject line “Fire Emblem Cosplay” with your contact details and the name of the character you’d like to cosplay. Entries close 12:00 on Monday July 11th 2016. We look forward to hearing from you!

Full details here

Have your Yo-Kai Watch fan art displayed at Hyper Japan 2016

At this year’s Hyper Japan Festival, Nintendo will celebrate the launch of YO-KAI WATCH® with a huge area dedicated to the new LEVEL-5 RPG and anime series! Among the many fun activities available, we’d also like to showcase the works of all YO-KAI WATCH fans in the UK.

If you love YO-KAI WATCH and have already created fan art of your favourite Yo-kai then we’d be thrilled to display your work on the Nintendo stand at Hyper Japan 2016. Additionally, we’re also looking for brand new creations to feature in our Yo-kai Art Gallery! No matter what your artistic ability or chosen style, we’re eager to see fans’ interpretations of their favourite Yo-kai and to help show them off to other Nintendo fans.

As well as the option to have their work of art take pride of place in the gallery, one especially creative fan will also win a special YO-KAI WATCH prize pack when their work is crowned best in show! The artist that receives this prestigious award will receive:

• A New Nintendo 3DS XL

• A copy of the YO-KAI WATCH game for Nintendo 3DS

• A Jibanyan New Nintendo 3DS XL Protector

• A Jibanyan Nintendo 3DS Pouch

• 3x YO-KAI WATCH Medal Mystery Bags

• A YO-KAI WATCH Medallium

• A YO-KAI WATCH Season 1 Watch

• A Jibanyan Medal Moments Figure

• A Komasan Mood Figure

To be eligible to have your work featured at Hyper Japan and to be in with a chance of taking home the best in show prize all you have to do is send a painting or drawing of your favourite Yo-kai to Nintendo UK. These can be sent to our postal address below or, if digital, can be emailed to nintendocommunity@nintendo.co.uk with the subject line “Yo-kai Watch Fan Art”.

All entries close at 12pm on Monday the 11th of July. Good luck!

Full details here

Hyper Japan 2016 - Nintendo Reveals First Details

In a true celebration of the Japanese phenomenon YO-KAI WATCH® Nintendo will be inviting visitors to step into Springdale, offering them a fully immersive experience and the chance to get involved with a host of YO-KAI WATCH® themed activities. Starting today, Nintendo UK is hosting a unique Fan Art Contest, challenging you to share your artistic interpretation of your favourite Yo-kai in a bid to win a one-off YO-KAI WATCH® prize bundle and have your art prominently showcased on the Nintendo booth at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 for all visitors to admire. For more details on how to get involved, visit the contest page.

During HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016, you will have the chance to wander the town of Springdale, take part in the iconic YO-KAI WATCH® dance with Jibanyan in front of a green screen with the opportunity for you to share your creation directly to your social channels, as well as take part in a Yo-Kai Stamp Quest, a mission whereby the first 300 people each day to spot ten hidden Yo-Kai located around Springdale on the Nintendo booth (and receive a stamp for each Yo-Kai they spot, as well as a stamp for playing the game on the booth) will be rewarded with a YO-KAI WATCH® Medal Mystery Bag! Everyone that completes the Yo-Kai Stamp Quest will also have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw raffle for a chance to win a host of special YO-KAI WATCH® goodies.

With 2016 being an epic year for RPG offerings on Nintendo 3DS family systems, visitors will be able to get hands-on with some of the best of them, as Nintendo’s booth will feature a wide selection of #3DSAdventures.

Celebrating the launch weekend of Capcom’s Monster Hunter™ Generationsa sprawling action RPG, Nintendo has a whole host of activities planned. As well as being playable on the Nintendo booth, budding hunters can download the Monster Hunter Generations demo from 30th June on the Nintendo eShop and bring their Nintendo 3DS family system to hunt with other players to slay in style. You will also have the chance to follow the action as expert players take to the stage, as well as pose with a Prowler and a host of props in a special Monster Hunter Generations photo set on the Nintendo booth.

DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past will be playable for the first time in the UK exclusively at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016. Visitors will get the opportunity to travel to the past to save the present in this timeless quest, completely revamped from the ground up for Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo UK has today launched a Fire Emblem Cosplay Contest that will give all entrants the opportunity to showcase their creations on the main stage in the Nintendo booth. Those participating will be able to take to the catwalk before an overall winner is decided. The winning entry will receive a whole host of Fire Emblem goodies. To find out more on how to enter please visit the contest page. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation will all be playable on the Nintendo booth, in addition to other #3DSAdventures games that include Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Bravely Second™: End Layer and FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS.

Pikachu is also set to make an appearance at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 in celebration of the Year of Pokémon. Fans will be able to get a special distribution of Shiny Xerneas (Level 100) for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Be sure to head to the Year of Pokémon area on the Nintendo booth to get your unique download code. Players can also expect to take a walk down Pokémon memory lane to trigger warm feelings of nostalgia, as well as get hands on with some of the most recent Pokémon games including the action packed Pokkén Tournament for Wii U, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow .

This is just a taste of what’s to come from Nintendo at HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 and more exciting details, activities and playable games will be announced in the coming weeks.

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 will take place from Friday 15th July until Sunday 17th July 2016 at the Olympia, London.

To keep up to date with the latest HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 news from Nintendo UL follow @NintendoUK and head to www.hyperjapan.co.uk to get your tickets!