Nintendo UK Introduces Nintendo Extra and the Nintendo Kids Club

So that’s why the UK Official Nintendo Magazine closed down.

Nintendo UK has released an online magazine called Nintendo Extra and a fun website for children called Nintendo Kids Club.

Nintendo Extra contains a variety of Nintendo content. Such as information on the following games: Mario Kart 8, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Pikmin 3 and Yoshi’s New Island. It also contains content like: “The Cat Mario Show”, “Nikki’s Diary”, a Captain Toad comic and a Q&A with Eiji Anouma titled “So, what’s a zelda game anyway?”.

The Nintendo Kids Club is definitely aimed at younger children. On the Nintendo Kids Club website you can watch “The Cat Mario Show”, get creative with Nintendo print outs, do Mushroom Kingdom crosswords, play puzzle games or read about your favorite Nintendo characters. However, you can only currently read up about characters and power ups from the Mario universe.

So far Nintendo Extra and the Nintendo Kids Club seem to be exclusive to the UK, but that doesn’t stop anyone from being able to access them. Furthermore it looks like both of them will updated regularly for the foreseeable future.

My Opinion:

I was really sad last month when the UK Official Nintendo Magazine shut down and this seems to be the reason why. Nintendo Extra isn’t as good as the Official Nintendo magazine, but it’s informative and if they can expand it so that indie and lesser known games will be featured I’ll be happy.

When I was younger I would have loved the Nintendo Kids Club, now I don’t really care. Nevertheless, I think it’s a great idea to get children excited about Nintendo games and their characters. Also, someone at Nintendo really wants “The Cat Mario Show” to become popular.

Lucy Pallent is an Associate Writer at MONG. She is a girl gamer from a rock in the middle of nowhere and is the world’s biggest n00b. She likes Nintendo, JRPGs and food. Feel free to follow her random ramblings on Twitter.

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