Nintendo Bringing Wii U to PAX Prime
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 28th Aug 2012
This year's PAX Prime event will play host to special game sampling opportunities and activities from Nintendo, who will offer attendees the opportunity to play with the groundbreaking Wii U system and several upcoming games, including Pikmin 3, ZombiU and New Super Mario Bros. U.
The Wii U console launches this holiday season and introduces the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another. The Nintendo booth (#462) will be the site of hands-on Wii U game demos, giving fans an early chance to check out the systems unique integrated second-screen gaming experiences.
PAX Prime attendees can also visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on levels 2 and 3 of the North Galleria to experience unreleased games for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS hand-held systems and a special Kirby game collection for the Wii console. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will include a special Pokemon area, where fans can gather to battle and trade with other Pokemon Trainers.
PAX Prime attendees will be able to hunt and collect stickers being distributed throughout the venue (while supplies last) in celebration of the November 11th 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, @NintendoAmerica.
Gamers who collect all three stickers and bring them to a Nintendo representative at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be awarded a special bonus sticker. A collectible Paper Mario: Sticker Star sticker book will be given away at retailers nationwide closer to the launch of the game, giving PAX Prime attendees a way to proudly showcase their collection. More details about the sticker book will be revealed at a later time.
Below is a complete list of games that will be available for sampling at PAX Prime:
-- New Super Mario Bros. U
-- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
-- Nintendo Land
-- Pikmin 3
-- Project P-100 (working title)
-- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive)
-- Trine 2: Directors Cut (Frozenbyte)
-- ZombiU (Ubisoft)
-- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! (D3Publisher)
-- Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Disney Interactive)
-- Kid Icarus: Uprising
-- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
-- Mario Kart 7
-- New Super Mario Bros. 2
-- Paper Mario: Sticker Star
-- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
-- Skylanders Giants (Activision Publishing)
Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
-- 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
-- Fluidity: Spin Cycle
-- Pokedex 3D Pro
-- Pokemon Conquest
-- Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.