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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Nintendo Gives Fans a Backstage Pass to Fun at SXSW With Top 2013 Games



  ADDING MULTIMEDIA Nintendo Gives Fans a Backstage Pass to Fun at SXSW With
  Top 2013 Games

Attendees Can Experience More Than 10 Unreleased Games for Wii U and Nintendo
                            3DS at Upcoming Event

SXSW 2013

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- March 8, 2013

Visitors to this year’s SXSW Gaming Expo will be able to go behind the scenes
to experience an exciting lineup of unreleased games and experiences from
Nintendo for both the new Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS hand-held
system, from the latest installments of classic franchises to new software
that lets players interact with one another in fresh and exciting ways. The
three-day event will feature the public debut for several Nintendo 3DS games
in North America, including a guided demo opportunity with Animal Crossing:
New Leaf, as well as playable demos for Nintendo eShop titles HarmoKnight and
Kersploosh! Visitors can also play unreleased Wii U titles like the open-world
fun of LEGO^® City Undercover, the high-octane racing of Need for Speed Most
Wanted U from Electronic Arts and the team-based action of Monster Hunter
Ultimate from Capcom.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, video game fans experience the
SXSW Gaming Expo, spon ...

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, video game fans experience the
SXSW Gaming Expo, sponsored by Nintendo. On March 8-10, 2013, gaming fans in
Austin, Texas, can enjoy new and unreleased games from Nintendo for the new
Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS system. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Hearing about upcoming games is one thing, but with Nintendo the proof is
always in the playing,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive
vice president of Sales & Marketing. “SXSW is where fans of all types of
entertainment and technology come together, and we’ll have games on hand to
excite every type of visitor.”

The SXSW Gaming Expo is open to the public and runs March 8-10 at the Palmer
Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas, 78704. The Nintendo
booth is #500, where visitors can find game demos and giveaways (while
supplies last).

Wii U games and applications scheduled to be shown include:

  * Pikmin 3 from Nintendo
  * The Wonderful 101 from Nintendo
  * LEGO^® City Undercover from Nintendo
  * Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from Capcom
  * Need for Speed Most Wanted U from Electronic Arts
  * Wii Street U powered by Google from Nintendo
  * New Super Mario Bros. U from Nintendo
  * Nintendo Land from Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be shown include:

  * Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon from Nintendo
  * Animal Crossing: New Leaf from Nintendo (guided demonstration)
  * LEGO^® City Undercover: The Chase Begins from Nintendo
  * Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity from Nintendo
  * Kersploosh! from Nintendo
  * HarmoKnight from Nintendo
  * Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from Capcom
  * Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate from Konami Digital
    Entertainment, Inc.
  * Fire Emblem Awakening from Nintendo

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and
http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4
billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at
http://press.nintendo.com, a password-protected site. To obtain a login,
please contact Deanna Avila at 213-438-8742 or davila@golinharris.com. Users
can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site’s RSS
feed.

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