Nintendo's going all out

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?