• Nintendo has revealed their plans for the upcoming SXSW Gaming Expo.  Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes to experience a lineup of unreleased games and experiences from Nintendo for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS.  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 titlesHarmoKnight 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.

    “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

    Are you planning on attending SXSW and will you visit Nintendo’s booth?  Tell us what you think below.

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