Miyamoto Announces that Nintendo Will Sponsor This Year’s Nico Nico Chokaigi; Sony Will Also Attend

on January 9, 2014 4:01 PM

The popular Japanese video portal Nico Nico will hold its popular gaming convention Nico Nico Chokaigi again this year, and the announcement broadcast welcomed an unexpected guest star: development legend Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage to announce that Nintendo will be the “Super Special Sponsor” of this year’s event, that will be held and broadcasted live on April 27th and 28th.

While we don’t know if any big announcement will be made during the event, Nico Nico Chokaigi, that is now approaching its third edition, has been very successful in Japan in the past two years, so anything is possible. You can pretty much compare it to Japan’s own version of PAX.

Sony Computer Entertainment will also attend as an exhibitor with the PS4, alongside 69 other companies including Square Enix (that will host a Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn event like last year), Arc System Works, Namco Bandai, Marvelous AQL, Spike Chunsoft and more.

 /  Executive News Editor
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