HMV launches Metroid Prime: Hunters competition

A chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle for the ultimate UK Hunter.

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Nintendo UK and HMV have announced a competition for UK players of Metroid Prime: Hunters, with the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle to meet the game's developers.

In order to enter the Hunt Is On Tournament you'll need to visit one of four HMV stores around the UK on Saturday, May 20--Birmingham (High St), London (Oxford St), Edinburgh (Princes St), or Manchester (Market St).

The tournament begins with practice from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., local heats from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and the final (with video link provided by BT Openzone) at some point after 4 p.m. The winner will be flown to the US at a later date, while runners-up will receive HMV vouchers.

Discussion

54 comments
resiguy15
resiguy15

i would av gone in the tournament but my ds lite isnt good for going diagonal in mp:h the d pad needs so much presure on it i guess nintendo should of waited a bit longer to get the lite perfect

cmjavier
cmjavier

i don't live in the uk. why can't they bring it to the u.s.? anyways..... i'm a one star in metroid.

jimbob9999
jimbob9999

I went, I was let down. To make it 'fair' everybody had to play as Samus and in the same arena, combat hall, hardly a good representation of the game, and all the matches ended up with everybody going into morph ball mode and just rolling around like mad dropping bombs. Trying to find out where it was wasn't easy either, I went to the store I asked where it was and the guy suggested I went to a place 2 minutes down the road, even though it was in the store about 10 feet away. It was my first time to a event like this, and it's put me off going, some of the people I played before the tournament were really good but like my ended up going out in the first few rounds. Wether it was down to pure blind luck or skill I'm unsure, my bet is on luck though. That's only the London branch, I hope it went smoother elsewhere.

xanst
xanst

*um isnt the makers NSTC ? thats Nintendo America, fools!! a visit to Nintendo !! yeesh* Why are you so worked up about going to nintendo? They have like 50 buildings throughout the US. The seattle one is where they get all the media though, so the winner should bring a bag for all the schwag.

Machiko_Mech
Machiko_Mech

Uhh...it isn't really that great here. Meeting the people who developed it'd be pretty cool though.

FelixAndrews
FelixAndrews

I'm umm-ing and ahh-ing whether I should go or not. It's only down the road, and it might be fun. Then again, I suck at the game (left-handed, see) and would probably get my arse handed to me by a pre-pubescent scamp. QUANDRY!

saugh
saugh

Why are all you Americans complaining, "Its too small a country", "You know... they would probably get a much better response if it was in the U.S. ", "you have to be in the u.k?... that sucks", "A tournament in the UK? Ouch...Why not a huge tournament here in North America? They could make it national, public, famous, and official-looking." What the hell is wrong with all of you Americans?! You get everything, We get one thing and you complain. What right do you have to complain about the U.K? What did we do to you?

EddyPee
EddyPee

About time the UK got something

Yoh__Asakura
Yoh__Asakura

Wow! This looks awesome! But I can't get to Edinburgh, maybe if it was up in Inverness too... (30 minutes from me).

Seabutcher
Seabutcher

Dammit, London's the nearest place to me, and it's too far to go on my own. And too short notice. And I just don't like London in general. Too big and confusing. WHY, NINTENDO, WHY?!?!

Daverix88
Daverix88

"Lucky Europeans..." You mean lucky ppl that live in UK?

louislegros
louislegros

I'm already in Seattle, so ya lucky Europeans...

ShadowFrog
ShadowFrog

In Europe? Oh well, I wouldn't do well even if it was here

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

um isnt the makers NSTC ? thats Nintendo America, fools!! a visit to Nintendo !! yeesh.

punkman21
punkman21

Good thing it's only in europe. I would have owned all. bwaHHAAHHAH. j/k. I too suck at Hunters.

Subzero100
Subzero100

booo why would someone want to meet a bunch of nerds the game isn't that good to begin with, and if they offered money it might actually be worth the time.

vahn34
vahn34

You know... they would probably get a much better response if it was in the U.S.

rogdre
rogdre

why only in Europe

axpbf
axpbf

i don't think its such an amazing prize

soul_motor
soul_motor

So if I live in Seattle, go to UK, and win. Did I really win... :P

DFTricks
DFTricks

Damn! that would be nine : /

jmm0070
jmm0070

y can't they organize an around the world wi-fi tournament????

bobreturns
bobreturns

yes finally something good i can join but i don't have MPH only the demo lol

juggalo
juggalo

I'll be there.....although at 27 i might just be the oldest one there....think I can snap a few styluses to edge it my way? or clingfilm peoples touchscreens

NextGenAdam
NextGenAdam

Yey we actually get some vague kind of promotion!!!!!!!!!!!! w00t. I wonder if London will be busy.

sanstereo
sanstereo

"One problem though, i suck at Metroid Hunters." Hah, yeah right. I don't think the HMV staff is ready for the torrent of expletives I'd actually let fly on such as occasion. "Jump @#$%&*#@%@#&, JUUUMP!"

axpbf
axpbf

"why the hell cant they do it in ireland as well!!!>?????" well, irland (except northen irland) isn't part of the UK

fireinugirl
fireinugirl

first of all Japan gets everything first to do with gaming than we get it next lol

Buffulor
Buffulor

why the hell cant they do it in ireland as well!!!>?????

677325
677325

Stupid Americans, they get everything to do with gaming, then when we get something FOR ONCE they complain.

OHJOY90
OHJOY90

Stop moaning americans, you get loads of stuff like this, we get this stuff once in a blue moon!

dunleeruk
dunleeruk

Quote: "HyperMetaDragon A tournament in the UK? Ouch...Why not a huge tournament here in North America? They could make it national, public, famous, and official-looking. " You mean just because its being held in the UK it won't be famous, public or official looking? You sir are a complete arse, go back to your Bucket of fried chicken, cheap porn and Counter Strike Lan Parties. Stop thinking everything has to be done in America to be official. You ignorrant prat.

gastof
gastof

damn i wish in was in the UK.coolest idea ever.

NintenAlive
NintenAlive

lol not lucky europeans......... this is england only :(

pspmad1
pspmad1

why not hmv in glasgow endiburgh is like an 1 hour drive from my house

Nickster_11
Nickster_11

oh well i cant win a tournament anyway

AA7
AA7

Thats a cool idea. Ive never heard of a DS tournament.

JackLumber
JackLumber

Eh. Wish this was for the US, but the UK is a small country, area-wise. It would be a lot easier to do there than here.

lebanese_boy
lebanese_boy

lol I've tried to participate in the one in montreal, but I had to be 18 yrs old :( . Dam my 17 yrs, are they ever going to finish ?

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

A tournament in the UK? Ouch...Why not a huge tournament here in North America? They could make it national, public, famous, and official-looking.