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Nintendo Is Bringing Its 2013 Big Hitters To Eurogamer Expo

Posted by Damien McFerran

Plus Bayonetta 2 and massive indie support

Nintendo has confirmed that it is bringing all of its major Q4 titles — and more besides — to this year's Eurogamer Expo, which takes place at Earl's Court in London from September 26th to the 29th.

Attendees will be able to go hands-on with upcoming Wii U titles like Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Sonic Lost World. 3DS games on display will include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Pokémon X & Y and Sonic Lost World.

Nintendo is also bringing plenty of indie titles to the event as part of its dedicated Indie Zone. There will be the first UK hands-on showing of the gorgeous Tengami, which will be joined by the likes of Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Knytt Underground, Shantae & the Pirate's Curse, Retro City Rampage 3DS, Putty Squad and Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut.

It's also worth noting that Nintendo is hosting the Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone at the expo, where 3DS owners can participate in challenges, win cool prizes and exchange StreetPass hits.

Tickets for the event — which is the biggest of its kind in the UK — have already sold out, with 70,000 people expected to pass through the doors of Earl's Court over the four days. Are you one of those people? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on all those lovely new Wii U and 3DS titles? Let us know by posting a comment below.

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Peach64 said:

I'm really looking forward to trying Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2, because out of all those games, those are the two I'm unsure about. I mean, a 3D Mario could and should be game of the generation stuff, but so far all the videos make it look... well, a bit more like the NSMB series. I've said before I totally understand why they'd do it if that's the case as they need a system seller and this WILL sell Wii Us, but I just don't know if it will be up there alongside Mario 64 and Galaxy for me.



Sonic_Blur_111 said:

Definately want to play sonic lost world, super mario 3D world and the legend of zelda the wind waker HD



Emblem said:

Shame i heard about this so late or i would have got tickets. Looking forward to seeing some reveals and new stuff.



Kirk said:

Well I would have liked to have been one of those people but I had no clue this was happening until I read this article.

To be fair, I actually think I might have been invited to this but I just deleted the email.



MouldyK said:

I first learnt about Nintendo Life at last year's expo, so i'm happy to say that i'll be there again this year to check out the Wii U games and the Nintendo Life Area.



b_willers said:

I hope they bring Mario Kart 8. Multiplayer Nintendo Land last year was great fun with others.



Araknie said:

This is a nice line-up, first event since E3 that provides so many games for the Wii U.

Come on, Nintendo, you can learn how to marketize your games, use your regionals youtube account and make some videos of the event.
That would be a start.



rjejr said:

@Peach64 - Have you seen the SM3DW from PAX that is about half single player? Single player it looks a lot like Galaxy. They probably should have unveiled it as single player w/ a bunch of footage and then said "and one more thing", and then showed off the multiplayer. I bet it would have received a much better reaction that way. Of course marketing the Wii U has always been abysmal.

Im glad to see Bayonetta 2. The lineup for 2013 has got enough in it, so MK8 in early 2014 could start to use some help. Been too quiet on the X front.



Shambo said:

@Peach64 About Bayonetta, I'm 101% sure, but frankly,... I was hoping for a new Galaxy. Those games were very original, with very refined gameplay mechanics that never failed to amaze, and looked stunning on Wii already. I can't wait for them to make a full HD Mario Omniverse or something. But we're back at '-Land'. Still gonna get it and love it probably, and the cat suits do look awesome, but not that -what's the word- 'hyped'.



element187 said:

@Peach64 The director of the second galaxy game believes SM3DW is even better than the Galaxy games.... The man is absolute genius so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt on it.



element187 said:

@rjejr Do you have video of this half of single player? I need links i have to see it.. I always maintained the game would play a lot closer to Galaxy because of the camera in Singleplayer mode is completely custom.



rjejr said:

@element187 - mea culpa, my mistake. I saw this trailer listed on Youtube as a Gamescom "exclusive" and didn't realize it was the same trailer as E3, silly me.

On a brighter note - I still think they've put enough work on the single player to make it work as a single player game. I mean, if all 4 character control differently you could play it 4 times

article quote:

What’s the single-player experience like by comparison?

Mr. Hayashida: Yes, we spent a lot of time thinking about the single-player experience in this game, particularly when you’re using the GamePad while playing it, which is my personal choice as well. You can use the touch screen on the GamePad to interact with hidden coins and blocks and reveal them. Or you can activate the gyro camera controls on the touch screen, which you can use to look around in the game, much like you would look around in Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Sunshine with the camera controls in that game. I feel like we’ve gotten to the point where it’s feeling really good. And looking around in the 3D world is very important not just for navigation but also for being able to explore and to enjoy the fun of finding things that were hidden.

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Bonus - some off-screen 1 player dubbed to porn background music.

Important note - I've played SMG, SMG2, SM64 and Sunshine but NOT SM3DL, I know Nintendo tends to "pay tribute" moving game levels and design between handheld and home systems, but I'm now excited for this 1 as a single player game.



123akis said:

this is a good lineup but where is mario kart 8, Wii Party U, professor layton and the azran legacy that was playable at gamescom 2013?



element187 said:

@rjejr Great interview. I'm still surprised how many people are prejudging this game as "Man, its not galaxy 3"

This director has made multiple smash hit 3D Mario games(Assisted on Mario 64, Directed Galaxy 1/2, 3D Land), if he tells us its all the grand culmination of all the 3D Mario games, he more than deserves the benefit of the doubt. All 4 of those games I listed scored above 9's on most reviews. When he ships a game its probably going to be top notch, at least he deserves the benefit of the doubt anyways.

looks like lots of people were judging the multiplayer camera as being the only way of playing... So I think you are right if they introduced the singleplayer game first and then did the "oh btw" at the very end for the multiplayer it might have struck a strong chord with gamers.

we will see, i think its going to be a system seller. its my most anticipated title of the year.

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