Japan: Nintendo Live 2019 announced for October (Splatoon 2 Live, tourneys, more)

Nintendo have announced the second edition of their Nintendo Live event in Japan, logically called Nintendo Live 2019. It will take place on October 13th and October 14th at the National Kyoto International Conference Hall. Entry will be free.

This event will have the following:

  • various tournaments
  • stage events
  • special events
  • demo for already released and upcoming games

The following events have already been confirmed:

  • Splatoon 2 live performance, with Off The Hook and the Squid Sisters
  • special Yoiko x Super Mario Maker 2 stage event. During this stage event, Yoiko will play levels submitted by players. You can submit your level on this page, but do note that you will need a Nintendo Account set to Japan to do so. You also need a course ID. Submissions are open until September 11th
  • no less than 3 different Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments
  • one of the tournaments of Splatoon Koshien 2020

But that’s not all! On Day 1, there’s going to be a Super Mario Maker 2, where the top Mario player in Japan will be crowned. The tournament will have two phases:

  • qualifying rounds online, based on online rankings
  • Top 64 players compete on stage at Nintendo Live 2019

You can find more details about the tournament on this page. Do note that it’s only open to people who live in Japan. Just like the Yoiko stage show, you can submit your own level, but it needs to be cleared within 2mn30, and be easy to understand. If your course is selected, you will get a Premium Polo Shirt.

There will be other events at Nintendo Live 2019, including:

  • a Nintendo Labo contest (check out this page for more details)
  • various Splatoon-related activities beyond the Splatoon Koshien 2020 and the Live performance
  • some Nintendo Live merchandise will be available for purchase.

Source: Nintendo



Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat. Also known as Maintenance Guy by some. Twitter: @lite_agent

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.