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Nintendo get behind the Edinburgh Interactive Festival

Submitted by on Friday, 27 February 2009No Comment

eif09_logo_blackyThe Edinburgh Interactive Festival today confirmed that Nintendo has become a partner of this year’s event. Taking place in the heart of Edinburgh between 10th and 16th August 2009, with the Conference running on 13th and 14th, Edinburgh Interactive combines industry and public facing events, including conference, screenings, free game play and Protoplay, the University of Abertay’s showcase of new games design talent.

Edinburgh Interactive Festival, which is a part of The Edinburgh Festival – the biggest cultural festival in the world – offers delegates, speakers and press a unique opportunity to network and share opinions in relaxed and atmospheric surroundings. Members of the public looking to check out the latest innovations and ideas in gaming can enjoy the free play area and grab a look inside the games industry and at some of the hottest new titles around at Edinburgh’s screenings programme, which runs during the festival.

Nintendo wowed the crowds last year with its hugely popular, family-friendly Nintendo’s Cooking Guide™: Can’t decide what to eat?

David Yarnton, General Manager Nintendo UK, said: “We are very pleased to be a part of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival once again this year. The festival is unique in that it brings together all the different aspects and facets of our business under one roof and provides the perfect opportunity for us all to celebrate our industry’s rich creative diversity. Edinburgh is an important platform for interactive entertainment and showcasing software to the public alongside TV, film, literature and comedy highlights the cultural worth and credibility of our industry to the UK and the world.”

At PS3 Attitude we wait with baited breath to see whether Sony themselves will put their weight behind the event. Certainly, last year saw a number of ‘keynote’ appearances from Sony-related brands such as LittleBigPlanet.

As Official Media Partners for EIF 2009, you can always find every festival-related story right here…