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Pokémon Sword And Shield Headline EGX 2019 Nintendo Switch Lineup

Nintendo UK has announced their Nintendo Switch games lineup for EGX 2019, presenting the chance for those in the United Kingdom to play Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as well as Luigi’s Mansion 3, among other exclusives for the portable home console.

The games that you can expect to play on the Nintendo stand are: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, and Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Deluxe Edition.

Nintendo will hold a The Legend of Zelda cosplay competition, where those dressed as any character from the history of the franchise are invited to take part in the on-stage event between 3pm – 4pm BST on Saturday 19th October.

The competition will be judged by professional cosplayers, with the winner to receive a Nintendo Switch Lite, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Limited Edition, the Link (Link’s Awakening) amiibo, and a The Legend of Zelda themed goody bag from the Nintendo UK Store.

Those that would like to participate should email NintendoCommunity@Nintendo.co.uk with the subject line “The Legend of Zelda Cosplay” with your contact details and the name of the character you will be cosplaying as at the event. Entries will close at 12pm BST on Tuesday 15th October, although you can register at the event from 10am on Thursday 17th October.

The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2019-2020 Qualifier will also be held on Saturday 19th October, with pre-registration now being accepted for full teams of four or five people. To secure your team’s spot, send an email to NintendoCommunity@Nintendo.co.uk with the subject line “Splatoon 2 Tournament EGX 2019” and providing the names or tags of your team members.

You can still register at EGX 2019 from 10am on Thursday 17th October as long as there is still space available, while players not in full teams that want to compete will be matched with other “squids for hire.”

That’s not all, as the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate UK Team Cup 2019-2020 Qualifier will then take place on Sunday 20th October. To pre-register, you must once again send an email to NintendoCommunity@Nintendo.co.uk with the subject line “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament EGX 2019” with the names or tags of your team members.

As with the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2019-2020 Qualifier, as long as there’s still space available you can still register at EGX 2019 from 10am on Thursday 17th October. Players that are not in full teams will be matched with others as needed to compete.

EGX 2019 takes place at ExCeL London from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th October.

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