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Nintendo Brings Big Name Games to PAX This Week

Posted by James Newton

Mario, Zelda and more on show

If you're on your way to PAX in Seattle this week, there's good news: you'll be able to get your hands on some of the biggest games heading to Nintendo consoles later this year.

Attendees will be able to play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 among others.

Saturday August 27th will see a Star Fox 64 3D tournament between 7pm and 10pm, and there'll be daily giveaways too.

Here's the list of everything scheduled to be on show over the three day show:

Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario 3D Land
Mario Kart 7
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Star Fox 64 3D
The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D
Pokédex 3D
Shinobi™ by SEGA®
Sonic Generations by SEGA

Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Rhythm Heaven™ (name not final)
Fortune Street

Nintendo DS

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Kirby Mass Attack

If you're going, what are you most looking forward to?

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising to be Playable in Nintendo’s Booth

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is bringing the games that fans want to play to the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), the premier video game event that is open to the public. The show takes place Aug. 26-28 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, and Nintendo will be at booth No. 462, level 4. Nintendo plans to have games for its Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems available for people to check out before they launch, including The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for Wii and Super Mario 3D Land™, Mario Kart™ 7 and Kid Icarus™: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS, in addition to fun events and activities.

In addition to game play on the main show floor, Nintendo invites attendees to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the North Galleria, which will feature additional games and activities across two different levels. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be decorated in honor of the upcoming Oct. 24 launch of the Kirby’s Return to Dream Land™ game for Wii (previously known as Kirby Wii) and the Sept. 19 launch of the Kirby™ Mass Attack game for the Nintendo DS family of systems, as well as the Pokédex™ 3D application for Nintendo 3DS. Visitors can inhale Kirby™ pink cotton candy, relax on Kirby beanbag chairs or pick up some fun Kirby items to wear on the show floor while supplies last. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also feature Pokédex 3D activities such as large Pokémon™ AR markers and daily giveaways including collectible Pokémon AR marker cards while supplies last. The second floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature playable versions of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker™ 2 and Fortune Street™. On this floor, players can take fun pictures with friends in a DRAGON QUEST-themed “monster friend mash-up” photo booth and meet with other DRAGON QUEST fans.

Nintendo also plans to host a multiplayer tournament for the unreleased Star Fox 64™ 3D game from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, on the second floor of the North Galleria. PAX attendees can sign up for the tournament starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 26, and have a chance to test their skills in aerial battle. Star Fox 64 3D allows four players to enjoy the game’s full multiplayer experience with just one game card via a local wireless connection.

Visitors to Nintendo’s PAX booth can also take advantage of other fun activities such as daily giveaways (while supplies last) and sharing StreetPass™ data with other Nintendo 3DS users.

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User Comments (37)

Supremeist

#4

Supremeist said:

I won't be here, but I'd really like to give these games a spin. But I guess it's nice to just wait for release and don't spoil some things :)

Bankai

#5

Bankai said:

Man, why PAX :( why does Nintendo do this one, but refuse to support Tokyo Game Show :'(

Punny

#8

Punny said:

No Last Specter? I'm surprised. Still, this is a pretty solid lineup for PAX.

eviLaTtenDant

#11

eviLaTtenDant said:

I won't be there but am pleasantly surprised to see Shinobi and Sonic Generations on that list.
And that Star Fox 64 3D tournament seems like a good idea to further promote the game.

SuperTogepi

#12

SuperTogepi said:

why not Philadelphia or the Philadelphia area because the east coast is the best place to have this type of stuff

ShinRPGGamer

#14

ShinRPGGamer said:

...Well there goes that tiny hope that New Mestery of the Emblem will be relaesed stateside. "Sigh..."

On another note, Pax is in Seattle? I always thought it was in the L.A area.

retro_player_22

#16

retro_player_22 said:

It's funny that between all the Nintendo published games that will be shown at PAX, two of them were Sega games. Hopefully we'll see some Dragon Quest X goodness at TGS later this year.

jdkipfer

#17

jdkipfer said:

Too bad Nintendo never does stuff like this in small towns in southwestern Ontario.

Samholy

#18

Samholy said:

its about time there is a nintendo show in Montreal !
its always in usa. usa and usa.

come on, bring it here too !

King_Boo

#19

King_Boo said:

any word on the grinder being there, I think this would be HVS' last chance to show it off, since they game has a publisher now.

James

#24

James said:

@MiracleBlaze There's GAMEfest and Eurogamer Expo next month, both of which will have Nintendo presence — EG has Skyward Sword, MK7, MGS3D, Super Mario 3D Land and more.

Unca_LzStaff

#25

Unca_Lz said:

I should be the one complaining here. I live in Mississippi and there isn't squat going on for hundreds of miles. The closest events near me were Pokemon events and the Dragon Quest IX events in Memphis, TN. Bleh :P

Ryno

#26

Ryno said:

3. Sir_Dragoon 23 Aug 2011, 15:15 BST
Seattle...
Why no Philadelphia love?

12. SuperTogepi 23 Aug 2011, 16:00 BST
why not Philadelphia or the Philadelphia area because the east coast is the best place to have this type of stuff

Because Seattle is home to Nintendo of America (Redmond is less than 20 minutes away) and Microsoft, 2 major video game console manufacturers. Sounds like a good place to have a video game expo, right in my backyard :D You guys probably have great Cheesesteak and Rolling Rock conventions though! ;)

Pokefanmum82

#27

Pokefanmum82 said:

Nintendo is going to have Star Fox 64 3D at the Toronto Fan Expo.
Here's the info from Nintendo:
Toronto, flying by Fan Expo this weekend? If so, come visit us there for the chance to be one of the first in Canada to play Star Fox 64 3D! We’ll be at the MTCC Thursday 2 til 9, Friday & Saturday 10 til 8, and Sunday 10 til 6.

The3DSisMINE

#28

The3DSisMINE said:

I eave in two days, I'm getting there on thrsday and staying till Sunday. I'm definitly going to the Star Fox tournament and I'll try Kid Icarus. I cant wait!!!!!!!

IAmNotWill

#29

IAmNotWill said:

Do they ever do anything in the New York City area? I wanna try the new Mario and Sonic games...

TeeJay

#30

TeeJay said:

Why does Nintendo always do everything in just one or two states? What about all the other states that don't get any attention at all? Like Florida? :P

SuperLink

#31

SuperLink said:

It would be nice is there were a Mario Party 9, but that's nowhere neeear being completed. (sigh).

@TeeJay You're a Floridian too? :)

Thwiidscube

#33

Thwiidscube said:

Sigh... I won't go at all because I live in Alabama. Alabama never gets to host any famous video game shows like this. :(

@TeeJay
I agree. Nintendo, give a little attention to the southern states please!

TanookiMike

#35

TanookiMike said:

I freakin' love PAX.

PAX East about 40 minute drive from where I live, best weekend of my year.

Lobster

#36

Lobster said:

Haha, at least people remember Florida is a state. I'm from West Virginia. Not only does nothing ever happen here, and not only is it far from literally everything interesting, but most people seem to think it's actually western Virginia.

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