The Edinburgh International Film Festival is already into its second week and that can only mean one thing: festival season will soon be upon us! With this in mind let’s take a sneak peek at what’s in store for gamers at the 8th annual Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

Nintendo have already announced their involvement for the 5th consecutive year and intend to be showing off the likes of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M. However, this was decided pre E3 so who knows what else might be on show.

Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy will be delivering what appears to be a ‘post mortem’ presentation, talking about what his company leant from creating their social online kids game Moshi Monsters; a mixture of Tamagotchi, Brain Training and Facebook.

This year the Interactive Festival will partner with the Television Festival bringing key figures from both mediums together for the first time. Hopefully this will bring out some interesting discussion, with the popularity of applications such as iPlayer and technologies like 3D beginning to hit both industries it should be a good time to bring these mediums into the same room.

Many other events are set to take place but have yet to be announced, but keynotes, demos and screenings are on the cards. The Edinburgh Interactive Festival will take place at The Filmhouse on the 26th and 27th of August, check back with us for all the announcements as they come in.