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Nintendo Confirms Plenty of Wii U and 3DS Shenanigans at PAX Prime

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Hideki Kamiya session includes free Wonder-Masks

Earlier today we brought you the surprising news that Retro City Rampage will be playable as a 3DS eShop title at PAX Prime, which takes place from 30th August to 2nd September at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Naturally, Nintendo is bringing a host of games to the event, as well as organising a special session with Hideki Kamiya, so let's get to the details.

Hideki Kamiya, of PlatinumGames, will be talking about Wii U title The Wonderful 101, and his session — called "Inside The Wonderful 101 with Hideki Kamiya" — will include an actor dressed as Wonder Red handing out free Wonder-Masks. Naturally the main prize is hearing the Director talk about the game, but there'll also be a retail space where Nintendo will sell, among other things, 101 copies of The Wonderful 101 every day on a first-come, first-served basis, which means potentially getting the game two weeks before it hits stores in North America. Spending over $25 (pre-tax) in the retail section will also earn you a printed Luigi timeline while stock lasts.

Some Zelda activities will also be taking place to celebrate The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; a "Treasure Quest" will involve a map to four quests in the convention centre, and those that complete all four can win a crayfish design T-Shirt, a theme from The Wind Waker. There'll also be a King of Red Lions replica ship to pose with for photos.

Aside from those shenanigans, there are going to be a lot of playable games, including Pokémon X & Y; the list is below.

Wii U

Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The Wonderful 101
Bayonetta 2
Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends from Ubisoft
Sonic Lost World from SEGA
Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut from Toxic Games (Nintendo eShop)
Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
Armillo from Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Inc. (Nintendo eShop)
A World of Keflings from NinjaBee (Nintendo eShop)


Pokémon X & Y
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Mii Force for StreetPass Mii Plaza
Flower Town for StreetPass Mii Plaza
Warrior’s Way for StreetPass Mii Plaza
Monster Manor for StreetPass Mii Plaza
Scribblenauts Unmasked from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Sonic Lost World from SEGA
Summer Carnival ’92: RECCA from Naxat Soft (Virtual Console, Nintendo eShop)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse from WayForward (Nintendo eShop)
Retro City Rampage from Vblank Entertainment Inc. (Nintendo eShop)

So, that's a lot of games and activities. Will you be heading to Seattle for PAX Prime and some Nintendo gaming?

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User Comments (24)



ScorpionMG said:

@DePapier same for me! lol
It's really good to see nintendo putting up games that haven't been released yet, cuz people got bored with the same games of nintendoland, mario bros and lego city



marck13 said:

Kind of off topic and probably no one cares but: I love Seattle! Wish I could attend.



Cyberbotv2 said:

@DePapier : if they ever drop by the NYC Nintendo Store with this type of promotion, I'll hook you up. Otherwise, nice looking set of games on display.



SammyOfMobius said:

Will there be new trailers? There hasn't been any trailers for SM3DW, DKCTF, MK8, or SSB4 since their announcements.



SammyOfMobius said:

Did I see Shantae and the Pirate's Curse? This is HUGE! No one has even seen footage of that game yet... I can't wait!



FiveDigitLP said:

Man, why don't these kinds of things ever come to Oklahoma! Lol.
They have PAX Prime and PAX East, why not PAX Central?? Though if they did, it would probably be way up in Chicago...or MAYBE Dallas.



Aqueous said:

Shantae and the Pirate's Cruse. Well maybe we'll get to hear a little more about it then.



DePapier said:

@Cyberbotv2 Thanks, I really appreciate. Now that I think about it, they'll surely have some Wonder-Masks at the Paris Games Week here in France, since it happens quite soon.

But I SOOOOOOOO wanna to see that Wonder-Red cosplay!!!



Dark-Luigi said:

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Super Mario 3D World is all that I'm looking forward to.



sinalefa said:

A pretty strong lineup for both systems. Nice that Bayonetta 2 will be playable.



Obito_Sigma said:

I'd buy Shantae and the Pirate's Curse since I have the VC game already. I might as well get the DSiware game when I get the money.



rjejr said:

@Warruz - Playable Bayonetts 2 seems like it should have been the lead story

Im also happy to see SM3DW playable. Its #1 on my Christmas list to Santa, but even he can't bring it if it isn't out.



cornishlee said:

Bayonetta 2 is playable? That's the best news in a while. Dare I hope it may still ship in 2013?



JaxonH said:

Hey just a friendly tip if you're interested in Super Mario 3D World (who isn't, right?). is currently offering the game as a pre order for 10% off, tax-free and with free shipping. I pre order ALOT of Wii U and 3DS games through Newegg, and just ran across this deal today actually. Here's the link if you'd like to jump on the deal:

Newegg offers pre order discounts on pretty much every major 1st and 3rd party game that comes to the Wii U or 3DS, you just have to check the site often under the "Latest email deals" tab. I think I have like 12 Wii U and 3DS pre orders pending through Newegg for a discount at the moment. Check Amazon also- I got Zelda Windwaker HD and Call of Duty Ghosts pre ordered there for $49.99, and Batman Arkham Origins for $39.99. can also help you find deals.



LavaTwilight said:

I'll be at Cardiff Comic-Con that weekend... the fact that I live in the UK probably strongly influenced my choice of activities...



rjejr said:

@JaxonH - Thanks for the info. I've been on CAG regularly for the past 3 years or so - hate the new look and layout though.

Did you happen to notice the SM3DW date? 12/31/2014. I know it's only a placeholder but 2014 does not make me a happy camper.



JaxonH said:

@rjejr I'd pay that no mind. The game is scheduled for a December 2013 release. I've seen this kind of thing before- they'll change it when the game gets its official release date



rjejr said:

@JaxonH - It's not Newegg's date that bothers me, it's the late Pikmin 3 release and Iwata talking about how hard it is to make HD games. But I guess it does have to be Dec. right? But then when does WWHD release? DKC:TF has to be Nov. or do you release it on top of the Sonic exclusive in Oct? The Wii U went from no games to too many games due in part to the Pikmin 3, W101 and Rayman delays. I just don't want Mario delayed to Jan. And Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter games has to come out by Feb. the latest.

Sorry to rant, gonna go bother the forum folk now.

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