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


animal_crossing_new_leaf_logoVisitors 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.

“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.

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