As the Holiday season approaches, Nintendo will be stepping up efforts to get the Wii U and upcoming 3DS releases into gamer's hands to convince them that they're systems that they simply have to own. The UK arm of the company is doing its bit with various tours, including the Unleashed equivalent that's taking in major expos; as part of that promotion it's now confirmed that October's Play Expo 2013 in Manchester will feature a Nintendo booth.

Play Expo has announced that Nintendo is the first exhibitor to be officially confirmed for this year's show, and will appear in the area to show off current and upcoming releases. Nintendo's yet to confirm which games it'll have on show, but the official press release makes clear that the company is an important and valued part of the expo.

Nintendo have been supporting our events since the very first Replay Expo in 2010 so we feel it is fitting they are the first exhibitor we announce for Play Expo 2013.

Visitors to our show last year had the chance to get their paws on the Wii U in one of the UK’s very first hands-on displays of the new console and the Nintendo stand was one of the most popular of the entire show.

Play Expo 2013 will take place at EventCity, Manchester on 12-13 October 2013; it'll include four zones incorporating new game demos, retro gaming, competitive gaming for all levels and a Cosplay area. If you want to go along, be sure to check out the official Play Expo 2013 website.

Will you be hitting up Manchester for the event, and if so what Wii U or 3DS games are you hoping to play?