Nintendo Heading To PAX Prime, You Can Get Wii U Hands-On Experience

If you were disappointed that Nintendo was absent from Gamescom, they’re about to make it up to you, because Nintendo will be coming to PAX Prime this year, and they’re going to let you feel up the Wii U.

At booth #462 on the show floor you’ll find Pikmin 3, ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U and even Trine 2 available for play. There will also be a Kid Icarus: Uprising tournament scheduled for August 31 at 6:30 pm, and the winner will score more than 400 AR cards for the game.

Meanwhile, the 3DS line-up of games is full of upcoming titles, including Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion and others.

Speaking of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, you’re also invited to collect stickers being distributed throughout the convention in celebration of the game (which is set to launch on November 11).

If you manage to collect all three stickers and bring them to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, you can nab a special bonus sticker.

Oh, and because it’s Kirby’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo will be shooting for a world record on September 1: the largest number of people blowing bubble-gum bubbles at the same time.

Here is the list of the games that will be available to play in the Gaming Lounge:


  • Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition

Nintendo DS:

  • Pokémon™ Conquest

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™