Nintendo UK Community Calendar: July


Be they focused on a single game or a celebration of many, independent Nintendo community events are happening all around the UK every week offering great places to enjoy games on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems while meeting and playing with like-minded Nintendo fans of all ages.

Whether you’re looking for fellow Grizzco employees for some Splatoon 2 action, enjoy testing your battle strategies in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, or simply want to share the love for your current favourite game, the events posted below are all hosted by trusted friends of Nintendo UK so you'll be sure to meet plenty of friendly faces!

With the recent release of Mario Tennis Aces, many communities are taking up their rackets to explore the competitive depth of the title, while other groups are simply meeting for some fun in the sun with classic titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

For a taste of last month's activities, here’s a look at some of the fun that took place at Nintendo Nottingham:


So without further ado, here’s a selection of independent Nintendo fan events happening in the UK in June 2018:

Saturday 14 July

Host: Nintendo Reading

Event: Retro Gaming Event

Location: Eclectic Games, 5 Union Street, Reading, RG1 1EU.

Featured games: Plenty of Retro goodness!

Visit the event page for more info.

Saturday 21 July

Host: Nintendo Gloucestershire

Event: Battle Mode Busters

Location: Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS

Featured Games: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

Visit the event page for more info.

Host: Nintendo Norwich

Event: Nintendo Norwich Captain OctoToad Travellers!

Location: One Life Left, Norwich Gaming Cafe, St. Benedict's Street, NR2 4PF.

Featured Games: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, OCTOPATH TRAVELER, Runbow

Visit the event page for more info.

Host: Nintendo Nottingham

Event: NPUK Pokken Qualifier

Venue: The National Video Game Arcade, 24-32 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

Games: Pokkén Tournament DX + more

Visit the event page for more info.

Host: Nintendo Basingstoke

Event: Pokkén Tournament DX Frenzy

Location: Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7LS

Featured Games: Pokkén Tournament DX, Retro consoles, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Visit the event page for more info.

Host: Nintendo South Wales

Event: NSW Game & Talk 2

Location: Zinco Lounge, 24 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 5HE

Featured Games: Splatoon 2, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Crash Bandicoot™ N.Sane Trilogy

Visit the event page for more info.

Sunday 22 July

Host: NintendoSouthend

Event: NintendoSouthend's July Meet

Location: The Alex, Alexander Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW

Featured Games: Arcade Archives DONKEY KONG, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo Labo

Visit the event page for more info.

For more events from our friends in the Nintendo Players UK network, please visit their website at

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