WE ARE CLOSING DOWN OUR WORDPRESS BLOG.

Hello everyone, we hope you’ve been doing great!

We regret to inform you all that we will be closing down our WordPress blog. Why you ask?

Well, we unfortunately don’t have the time to update on every single social media site we use due to other commitments. As people in our 20’s, you can imagine that university and work may get in the way of this. Believe it or not, us admins are all in our 20’s!

But yes, we are deeply saddened about this, as WordPress has helped us gain more recognition. However, we would like to take the time to thank you all so much for following us and checking our blog out. We also want to thank you all for acknowledging our efforts into bringing you all the latest and freshest news relating to Nintendo.

We will still be using our Twitter and Facebook to post news so don’t worry about missing out.

If you’d like to stay in touch with us, here is the links to our social media sites. Some, such as Youtube and Instagram, will be revived. We hope you look forward to this.

Facebook public page: https://www.facebook.com/nintendosocialgroup/
Facebook discussion group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/320145814817616/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nintendo_Social

Instagram: nintendo_social_group

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2F9qHWrBIO8haIjKoii9_A/featured

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/nsg-nintendo-social-group-13105358813

 

Again, we thank you all for everything you’ve done. We hope to see you again in time! Game On!

 

 

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FIRE EMBLEM HEROES IS HEADING TO ANDROID & iOS

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Fire Emblem Heroes has been announced and will be heading to mobile.

The game will be free to download and will have micro-transactions. Don’t worry, the game does indeed have a story to it.

“Fire Emblem Heroes is an original strategy RPG about two warring kingdoms in a bitter clash. As a summoner, players build their army by calling upon popular Fire Emblem heroes from worlds that span the breadth of the series. Players will wage tactical battles streamlined for on-the-go play and level up a mix of new combatants and legendary heroes. Some familiar hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals. Players can enjoy the full majesty of tactical role playing on bite-sized maps designed to fit nicely on a smartphone screen, even when playing in short bursts. Players lead their armies with easy touch-and-drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally hero over an enemy. If they manage to defeat every enemy on a given map, victory will be theirs. The heroes are depicted in new art hand-drawn by a variety of illustrators, and their voices have been newly recorded. Beyond the main story mode, players can engage in other modes to strengthen their army or to compete against others. Free and timely updates will add new characters and content for additional hours of gameplay as well.”

If you’d like, you can also visit the Fire Emblem Heroes website by clicking here which will give you much more information.

Fire Emblem Heroes will release on Android for the 2nd February and will soon be released on iOS.

 

Ahola Alola! (Pokémon Sun and Moon)!

What a year it’s been for the Pokémon franchise this year. As the 20th Anniversary celebrations draw to a close, one thing is certain… we’re not about to see our favourite monsters disappear in their poke-balls anytime soon. First the initial games, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, were re-released as downloads for the 3ds, then of course came the phenomenon that was Pokémon Go, and now, the long awaited official games have been launched, ladies and gents, the official 20th Anniversary games; Pokémon Sun and Moon.

From the very outset the game is a breath of fresh air. From the character select screen, (now including, Black, Asian and other options) to your introduction to Proffesor Kukui,it’s like a parallel universe to what fans will be used to and I think it’s long overdue. The game is rich in detail and everything’s been rejigged, even the pokedex has a couple of cool new features making it so much more than an encyclopaedia. The game play is slick and responsive and the music is crisp and clear. There are a few tedious cut-scenes to navigate through before the game really let’s you take over but they are so impressive that it’s forgivable – more on that in a moment.

The story starts with you, the young protagonist, leaving your hectic city life in Kanto behind and heading for the tropical islands of Alola. This distant region is filled with beautiful mountain ranges, dark caves, open meadows and sandy beaches. The locals are a laid back friendly bunch and I should probably mention the pokémon… lots of pokémon. Alola depends on and respects their poké-friends in the ultimate partnership, which is echoed through the game. The critters here have also evolved in a way unique to Alola, so prepare to meet some familiar faces who might not seem so familiar at first. After your initial introduction, a cut-scene is shown. The animation is superb for the little handheld console but the actual scene itself is even more impressive and immersive and immediately opens the floodgates of questions and speculation, which of course you will only uncover by playing the game.

The core of the story is still the same of course (why mess with a winning formula?) Travel the region battling and training your increasing army of critters. Instead of the Pokémon League however, there is a different competition called the Island Challenge and according to the official Pokémon website is described as follows:

‘Young trial-goers must overcome the trials in store on each of the four islands. These trials are not limited to battling with Pokémon. They take a variety of forms, such as finding items or completing tests of knowledge. You will not be able to accomplish them with ordinary methods! The final trial on each island is called the Grand Trial. It is a Pokémon battle against the Kahuna who leads that island. If a trial-goer succeeds in clearing this grand trial, he or she will be publicly recognized as having cleared all of the island’s trials and can move on to the next island.’

There are of course more obstacles than just battling along the way. The nefarious, yet comical villains known as Team Skull are out to make life as difficult as possible for all pokémon trainers and will show up at various intervals in the same way team rocket and their successors did in Kanto and Johto.

In the short space of time I’ve had playing this game, I’m very impressed and hooked, wanting to know more. It’s an old favourite with a brand new face and is already receiving rave reviews…. and I’m more than happy to add to that list.

Go buy it – you won’t regret it!

NINTENDO SOCIAL GROUP BRINGS YOU BIG NEWS!

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Hello all, it has been a long time since we last posted here.

First off, we’d like to apologise for our lack of activity here. Unfortunately, responsibilities came up in our personal lives and we were unable to update the page on a daily basis. It has been quite a difficult time, but we will from now be trying our absolute hardest to continue bringing you the latest Nintendo news. So if anymore inactivity comes along, we hope you understand why.

Now, on to the big news. In celebration with the release of Pokemon Sun & Moon’s release, we will be teaming up with Streetpass London and University of Westminster’s Pokemon Society to host a Sun & Moon launch party!

Information on the event will be added to our events page, so please look out for updates!

Thank you for continuing to support us. Happy Gaming!

NSG – WE ARE HOSTING A POKEMON GO! EVENT ON THE 6TH AUGUST

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For those of you that have Pokémon GO! or is still eagerly waiting for its release, we are hosting our biggest event yet on the 6th August – The Pokémon GO! Walk

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Join us and many more Pokemon GOers as we walk through central London, taking a route and reaching stop points for people to have a breather.
We will be splitting up attendees into 5 teams (these are NOT in-game teams):

  • Blue team
  • Red team
  • Green team
  • Black team
  • White team

Here is the map for the route:

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Though we are setting a cap of 80 people for each team, we will be extending them if we get more and more attendees before the event.
To avoid getting lost from your teams or if you’re running late, please download the app Life360 Family locator. Add your team leaders and you’ll be able to track them down via GPS. It is a free app available for Android & iOS.

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For more information about this event, check our event page via categories.

CLICK HERE to view our Facebook event and choose which team you’d like to be on!

NSG: A SHORT REMINDER ABOUT OUR EVENTS

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So as you all know, we do quite a few tournaments each month. This is just to remind people to check out our events page, so that they can attend in the future.

We do monthly social meets, tournaments, gaming events, art competitions etc.

Click here to view our events page. Our art competitions is a global event. Unfortunately, our gaming events are all London-based. We hope to expand our locations in the future.

Pokémon Red – Review

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Pokémon Red is an RPG game in which you wander around a world, collecting badges and building a high-tech encyclopedia – the Pokedex.

Pokémon is twenty this year! Hooray! And to celebrate, Nintendo re-released their old classics, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow. The games were first released on the Gameboy almost twenty years ago. And while the consoles have progressed, the game is just the same.

In the game, you play as a ten-year-old boy, off to start his very own Pokémon adventure. At the start of the game, you meet Professor Oak – one of the world authorities on Pokémon. He gives you a special job to attend in the next town and lets you choose a starter Pokémon for your protection on the journey. These creatures will fight any wild Pokémon you encounter and later on, the creatures held by other trainers.

The aim of the game is simple. Travel the region, building your collection of pocket monsters. Each town you stop off in has what is called Pokémon Gym, where you can fight high-level trainers in intense battles using alternating turns to weaken and defeat your opponent before they do the same to you. Each gym has a certain type of Pokémon, which can range from rock, electric and even psychic types, so building a balanced team with strengths against these types is essential. For every gym owner you beat, you gain a badge. Once you’ve collected eight badges you can access the path to the Indigo Plateau to beat the elite four, the strongest, toughest trainers in the world… and the final fifth battle is your rival from the start of the game who pops up from time to time.

Once you have defeated all opponents you will be able to test your ultimate skills and capture Mewtwo, the fiercest strongest monster in the entire game. The game is only truly complete when you have beaten all trainers including the elite four, captured Mewtwo and completed your Pokedex by capturing all 150 species of Pokémon – 151 if you can get your hands on the super rare Mew, who can actually be obtained through a glitch.

The game is just as enjoyable as it was the first time around. How easy they journey is highly depends on your play style and starter Pokémon. For example choosing a Charmander will make the first two gym battles tough, as fire types are weak against rock and water types. Thus, why building a balanced and varied team as early as possible in a game is essential.

Hardcore fans of the original game have already sung its praises, particularly as thanks to modern technology wireless trading and make building a complete collection easier than ever and Pokémon Bank means that this team will be able to travel with you into future games, something that couldn’t be done before.

In its day this little black and white game wiped the floor with titles from the other big boys and playing it now, is just as enjoyable and addictive as it was the first time around. You simply can’t mess with a classic.

 

RATING: 9/10