Get your hand on this

Over the past few months Nintendo has been travelling around the UK to share upcoming games to eager gamers, and it's set to keep up the pace this weekend. It's been confirmed that Nintendo will have a stand at the Manchester Comic Con event this weekend, or Saturday 21st July to be precise, at which it'll show off both shiny new hardware and games.

The main attraction is likely to be 3DS XL, with this providing a hands-on opportunity just seven days before the handheld hits stores in Europe. A super-sized portable would be a bit pointless without some games to play, but thankfully New Super Mario Bros. 2, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and DS title Pokémon Conquest will be there to help you make the most of your time. If you have irrepressible rhythm and want some guaranteed joy, meanwhile, you'll also be able to jump into a bit of Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise on Wii.

If you live near Manchester and think this'll be a good way to spend your Saturday, you can check out details at