Wii U will be at PAX Prime this weekend along with a bevy of titles to sample, according to an announcement from Nintendo.
Attendees will be able to try out the Wii U GamePad with its 6.2-inch touch screen at booth #462, and they can also visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on levels 2 and 3 of the North Galleria to experience unreleased games for 3DS and DS hand-held systems as well as a special Kirby game collection for Wii.
All Nintendo 3DS software will be playable on the new Nintendo 3DS XL, such as the Kirby, Paper Mario and Kid Icarus series.
On Friday, August 31 at 6.30pm a live Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournament will take place in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on the third floor of the Washington State Convention Center. Tournament participants are encouraged to bring their own Nintendo 3DS system and copy of the game to compete in wireless three-on-three Light vs. Dark multiplayer battles.
The first, second and third place winners will receive a Core Set of the Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards, containing more than 400 AR Cards that have been released to date, as well as Nintendo Prepaid Cards. Tournament participants will receive Kid Icarus: Uprising Series 2 AR Card packs while supplies last, and Series 2 AR Card packs will also be given away in the Nintendo booth during show hours, while supplies last.
On Saturday, September 1, Kirby fans are invited to take part in a special Guinness World Records attempt to celebrate Kirby’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming launch of Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii. The attempt will take place on the fourth floor of the Washington State Convention Center where folks will be blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously.
As if all that weren’t enough, PAX Prime attendees will also be able to hunt and collect stickers being distributed throughout the venue in celebration of the November 11 launch of Paper Mario: Sticker Star for Nintendo 3DS. Attendees will be challenged to find three game-themed stickers by following clues posted on Nintendo’s official Twitter account, and those who collect all three stickers and bring them to a Nintendo representative at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be awarded a special bonus sticker.
Below is a complete list of games that will be available for sampling at PAX Prime:
- Pikmin 3
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Project P-100 (working title)
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
- Nintendo Land
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!
- Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
- Skylanders Giants
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Mario Kart 7
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
- Fluidity: Spin Cycle
- Pokédex 3D Pro
- 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Conquest
Wii: Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition