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Nintendo announces playable Wii U games at PAX Prime

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Fans attending PAX Prime later this week will have a chance to go hands-on with Nintendo's Wii U console, the co

Detailing their plans for the game expo, Nintendo confirmed several upcoming games for the Wii U, including Pikmin 3, ZombiU, and New Super Mario Bros. U will be playable. The Nintendo booth will have plenty of hands-on Wii U game demos giving fans an early chance to check out the system's GamePad and its unique second-screen.

For those more interested in Nintendo's handhelds, you should check out the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on levels 2 and 3 of the North Galleria to experience unreleased games for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Fans will be able to enjoy a wide variety of titles on the recently released Nintendo 3DS XL.

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also include a special Pokémon area, where fans can gather to battle and trade with other Pokémon Trainers.

On August 31 at 6:30 pm, a live Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournament will be held in the Gaming Lounge on the third floor of the Washington State Convention Center. First, second, and third place winners will receive a Core Set of the Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards. Series 2 AR Card packs will also be given away in the Nintendo booth during show hours, while supplies last.

On September 1, Kirby fans can take part in a special Guinness World Records attempt to break the record for most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously. This is in celebration of Kirby's 20th anniversary and upcoming launch of Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii.

When roaming the halls of PAX Prime be on the look out for special stickers in celebration of the launch of Paper Mario: Sticker Star for Nintendo 3DS. Attendees who find three game-themed stickers by following the clues posted on Nintendo's official Twitter Account can bring them to a Nintendo representative where they will be awarded a special bonus sticker.

Below is a complete list of Nintendo games available to play at PAX Prime:

Wii U

  • ZombiU (Ubisoft)
  • Pikmin 3
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Project P-100 (working title)
  • Ninja Gaiden™ 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land™
  • Scribblenauts™ Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Trine 2™: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte)

Nintendo 3DS

  • 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?! (D3Publisher)
  • Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Disney Interactive)
  • Skylanders Giants™ (Activision Publishing)
  • New Super Mario Bros.™ 2
  • Mario Kart™ 7
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising

Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS

  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle
  • Pokédex™ 3D Pro
  • Pushmo™
  • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure™

Nintendo DS

  • Pokémon™ Conquest

Wii

  • Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition
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