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Nintendo Bringing Wii U, Paper Mario to PAX Prime 2012

by Neal Ronaghan - August 28, 2012, 8:56 am PDT
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There will also be a Kid Icarus tournament to play in and Paper Mario stickers to collect.

The Wii U and a slew of 3DS games will be playable at PAX Prime in Seattle this week, according to Nintendo.

At their booth (#462), players can check out the Wii U in what, we assume, will be the E3 2012 demos of those games, which include New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, and more.

Also, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Adventure Time, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Fluidity: Spin Cycle, and more will be playable on the 3DS. This will be the first time the four mentioned games will be playable in a larger setting in North America. You can check below for a full list of playable games, including a token Wii and DS game.

Paper Mario fans can collect stickers by following hints given out on Nintendo's official Twitter page. There will be three to find that way, and if you find all three, you'll receive a fourth bonus sticker. These will be used in a forthcoming Paper Mario sticker book.

Nintendo is also hosting a Kid Icarus: Uprising tournament on Friday night, and the top three finalists will receives around 400 AR cards from the Kid Icarus: Uprising set. Players will get a pack of Series 2 cards just for participating.

As reported earlier, Nintendo will be attempting a Guinness World Record for the most people blowing bubblegum in one spot in honor of Kirby's 20th anniversary.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Bringing Wii U to PAX Prime

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This year’s PAX Prime event will be action-packed, thanks to special game sampling opportunities and activities from Nintendo. Taking place Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, the show will offer attendees the opportunity to play the groundbreaking Wii U™ system and several upcoming games, including Pikmin™ 3, ZombiU™ and New Super Mario Bros.™ U. The Wii U console launches this holiday season and introduces the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another. The Nintendo booth (#462) will be the site of hands-on Wii U game demos, giving fans an early chance to check out the system’s unique integrated second-screen gaming experiences.

PAX Prime attendees can also visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on levels 2 and 3 of the North Galleria to experience unreleased games for the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ hand-held systems and a special Kirby™ game collection for the Wii™ console. All Nintendo 3DS software will be playable on the new Nintendo 3DS XL, which features 90 percent larger screens compared to Nintendo 3DS. Fans of the Kirby, Paper Mario™ and Kid Icarus™ series will enjoy one-of-a-kind opportunities to celebrate these extraordinary franchises, and the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will include a special Pokémon™ area, where fans can gather to battle and trade with other Pokémon Trainers.

On Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m., a live Kid Icarus™: Uprising multiplayer tournament will take place in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on the third floor of the Washington State Convention Center, challenging new and experienced players to show their skills. Tournament participants are encouraged to bring their own Nintendo 3DS system and copy of the game, and will compete in wireless three-on-three Light vs. Dark multiplayer battles. The first, second and third place winners will receive a Core Set of the Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards, containing more than 400 AR Cards that have been released to date, as well as Nintendo Prepaid Cards. Tournament participants will receive Kid Icarus: Uprising Series 2 AR Card packs while supplies last. Series 2 AR Card packs will also be given away in the Nintendo booth during show hours, while supplies last.

On Sept. 1, Kirby fans are invited to take part in a special Guinness World Records® attempt to celebrate Kirby’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming launch of Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii. The attempt will take place on the fourth floor of the Washington State Convention Center (4A). Participants will aim to break the record for the most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously. PAX Prime attendees will witness a sea of pink bubbles that resemble Kirby himself and pay tribute to his two decades of video game fun.

Meanwhile, PAX Prime attendees will be able to hunt and collect stickers being distributed throughout the venue (while supplies last) in celebration of the Nov. 11 launch of Paper Mario™: Sticker Star for Nintendo 3DS. Attendees will be challenged to find three game-themed stickers by following clues posted on Nintendo’s official Twitter account, @NintendoAmerica. Consumers who collect all three stickers and bring them to a Nintendo representative at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be awarded a special bonus sticker. A collectible Paper Mario: Sticker Star sticker book will be given away at retailers nationwide closer to the launch of the game, giving PAX Prime attendees a way to proudly showcase their collection. More details about the sticker book will be revealed at a later time.

Below is a complete list of games that will be available for sampling at PAX Prime:

Wii U

• ZombiU (Ubisoft)

• Pikmin 3

• New Super Mario Bros. U

• Project P-100 (working title)

• Ninja Gaiden™ 3: Razor’s Edge

• Nintendo Land™

• Scribblenauts™ Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive)

• Trine 2™: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte)


Nintendo 3DS

• Paper Mario: Sticker Star

• Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask™

• Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon

• Adventure Time™: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! (D3Publisher)

• Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Disney Interactive)

• Skylanders Giants™ (Activision Publishing)

• New Super Mario Bros.™ 2

• Mario Kart™ 7

• Kid Icarus: Uprising


Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS

• Fluidity: Spin Cycle

• Pokédex™ 3D Pro

• Pushmo™

• 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure™


Nintendo DS

• Pokémon™ Conquest


Wii

• Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition


For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

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ShyGuyAugust 28, 2012

Maybe I should have went.

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