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Join Nintendo UK at Insomnia61

Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle & Pokkén Tournament DX will all be playable at Insomnia61, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, taking place 25th–28th August 2017 at The NEC, Birmingham.These games will be complimented by a selection of fun, casual multiplayer activities on the Nintendo stand for titles including Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, 1-2-Switch, Flip Wars, Puyo Puyo Tetris and many more.

Elsewhere in the hall, Nintendo will be hosting a Bring Your Own Switch, or BYOS, area that will let gamers dock their own Nintendo Switch to play whatever they want, alongside playing host to some special competitive activities! Feel like starting a winner-stays-on session of ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II: The Final Challengers? Want to show off your favourite shield surfing route in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? This is the area to do it!

The special BYOS competitive activities are as follows:

12 qualified racers from Belong Arenas will join competitors that sign up and compete at Insomnia61 to find the champion of the Mario Kart 8 UK Super Series! Sign-up at the Nintendo BYOS area from 11am. Bring your own Nintendo Switch to guarantee access to your favourite kart setup. Spaces limited.


Sign-up at the Nintendo BYOS area from 11am, either as a full team or as a squid for hire, and take part in an intense Splatoon 2 competitive tournament! Please bring your own Nintendo Switch or an amiibo with your favourite gear to guarantee access to your favourite weapons and gear. Spaces limited.


The Nintendo BYOS area will host the Nintendo Players UK ARMS Invitational on Sunday 27th August! Following qualification at community events hosted by the Nintendo Players UK community, 16 of the UK’s best ARMS players will face off to be crowned Nintendo Players UK ARMS Champion, and attendees at Insomnia61 will be able to see the fierce battles take place! Bring your own system and you might be able to challenge the champ…


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