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Wii U Will Be Playable At Eurogamer Expo 2012

Posted by Damien McFerran

Be one of the first people in the UK to experience Nintendo's new system

It has been confirmed that the Nintendo Wii U will be playable at this year's Eurogamer Expo, which is due to take place from the 27th to the 30th of September (that's only two weeks away).

The UK's biggest gaming-related event, Eurogamer Expo is open to the public and will therefore represent the first opportunity for many British gamers to lay their sweaty palms on Nintendo's new console. In case you missed it, Nintendo yesterday confirmed that the European launch date of the system would be 30th November.

Confirmed playable titles are New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land and ZombiU.

Nintendo Life is officially a media partner for the Expo, and we've got some pretty special plans lined up. Keep your eyes on the site for more details closer to the time. Want to join in the fun? Buy Your Tickets Now.

Eurogamer Expo, the UK's biggest and best gaming festival, is thrilled to announce that the upcoming Wii U game console from Nintendo will be playable at this year's show.

The Wii U console launches this November and is an HD console that offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before, with brand new gaming experiences enabled by the innovative Wii U GamePad controller, whether playing alone or together with friends. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software.

Attendees at the Eurogamer Expo will be the first in the UK to sample the new Wii U game console ahead of its release on the 30th November.

"We are incredibly excited to be able to showcase Nintendo's ground-breaking new Wii U game console at this year's Eurogamer Expo," said Eurogamer Events Director David Lilley. "This will be the first time gamers get to go hands-on with it in the UK."

The Eurogamer Expo will be returning to London's Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers.

This year's Eurogamer Expo promises more playable games than ever (including a large number of UK first-plays), our highest-profile developer session schedule, as well as a number of satellite events including the Games Industry Fair.

Nintendo created this little video especially for the announcement, if anyone knows what it might be about, let us know.

It's just all the GamePad buttons, right?

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User Comments (11)

antdickensAdmin

#1

antdickens said:

Having not played this yet, I can't wait for the next two weeks to pass - bring on the Expo!

-KwB-

#2

-KwB- said:

How the hell can we miss it ?? I mean the european announcement of the Wii U .. xD

Ignatius_Cheese

#5

Ignatius_Cheese said:

Great news! Good to hear that the NL team are involved too.

This will be more 5th EG Expo. Got quite a crew going. It's going to be immense! Look forward to meeting some of you over the course of the 4 days :)

triforcepower73

#8

triforcepower73 said:

Why couldn't the logo of the wii u have that kind of futuristic look that the "u" at 0:29 has. Looks much more attractive to me.

Grodus

#10

Grodus said:

"It's just all the GamePad buttons, right?"
I saw the Gamcube Buttons in there too.

Pikachews

#11

Pikachews said:

^ it's NES (A and B) changing to SNES (A,B,X,Y) then there's some N64 buttons, then GameCube, then Wii (home button) ...the evolution of Nintendo!

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