Nintendo Announces Wonderful PAX Panel for The Wonderful 101 with Game’s Creator

  Nintendo Announces Wonderful PAX Panel for The Wonderful 101 with Game’s
  Creator

   Show Attendees Also Can Play Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the First Time

PAX Prime 2013

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- August 21, 2013

Nintendo is launching a ton of great video games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in
the second half of 2013, and many of them are headed to the sold-out PAX Prime
event in Seattle. New installments in the Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda,
Pokémon and Donkey Kong series and new properties like The Wonderful 101 will
be playable at the event prior to their launch in North America later this
year.  PAX Prime takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Washington State
Convention Center in Seattle.

Fans anticipating the launch of The Wonderful 101 on Sept. 15 won’t want to
miss “Inside The Wonderful 101 with Hideki Kamiya,” a special session at which
the Platinum Games creative director will share insight into the vision behind
this superhero-themed Wii U exclusive action game. The session will take place
at the Pegasus Theater in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Sept. 1. Additionally, an actor wearing a costume based on Wonder-Red from the
game will distribute Wonder-Masks to attendees during the show, while supplies
last.

PAX Prime will also be the public’s first opportunity in North America to get
hands-on time with the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games for Nintendo
3DS. A dedicated Pokémon Gaming Lounge on the second floor of the Washington
State Convention Center will offer sampling with a demo version of the game,
as well as giveaways (while supplies last).

“People have been hearing about games like Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, The Legend
of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super
Mario 3D World for a long time, and now thousands of fans will get a chance to
play them for themselves. And in the case of The Wonderful 101, they can learn
more about the game directly from its creator,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo
of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo has the
best fans in the world, and we have a lot of fun activities planned for them
at PAX.”

Fans of The Legend of Zelda series can visit a lounge that will focus on The
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link
Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS. Attendees can also participate in a “Treasure
Quest” activity for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Participants will
receive a map that will lead them on four quests within the Convention Center.
Those who complete all four will receive a T-shirt inspired by the crayfish
design that Link wears early in the game (while supplies last).

Pikmin 3, which launched for Wii U to great reviews on Aug. 4, will be at the
show, and fans will be able to play the game’s multiplayer Mission Mode. A
leaderboard will display high scores for all to see.

Nintendo will also debut a huge assortment of upcoming digital games for
Nintendo eShop. On Wii U, fans will have access to a number of first-playable
experiences, including Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut from Toxic Games, Shovel Knight
from Yacht Club Games, Armillo from Fuzzy Wuzzy Games Inc. and A World of
Keflings from NinjaBee. On Nintendo 3DS, both Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
from WayForward and Retro City Rampage from Vblank Entertainment Inc. will be
playable for the first time. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to try
out the latest StreetPass Mii Plaza games as well as the newest addition to
the Virtual Console lineup, Summer Carnival ’92: RECCA from Naxat Soft.

Nintendo will have a retail space this year on the fourth floor at PAX, where
attendees can purchase a selection of software, hardware and other items. Each
day, 101 copies of The Wonderful 101 will be available for purchase on a
first-come, first-served basis – two weeks before the game launches on Sept.
15. Fans can also buy limited-edition T-shirts featuring the Year of Luigi,
The Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3. Other games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Pikmin 3, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Shin Megami Tensei IV and Disney Infinity
will be available for purchase, in addition to Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U
hardware. Visitors can also pre-order upcoming Nintendo games like Super Mario
3D World or Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Anyone who spends $25 or
more (pre-tax) at the shop will receive a Luigi timeline print, while supplies
last. A replica of the King of Red Lions ship that Link rides in The Legend of
Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be available for photos next to the retail
location.

Nintendo will have a great lineup of games for attendees to sample. Games
scheduled to be at the Nintendo booth (#462) and lounges include:

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)

Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon X and Pokémon 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)

PAX attendees can check out additional Nintendo eShop content for Wii U on
display from independent developers outside of the Nintendo booth and lounges
as well, including BIT.TRIP Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
from Gaijin Games, Teslagrad from Rain, Tengami from Nyamyam Ltd. and 1001
Spikes from Nicalis Games.

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.

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