REDMOND, Wash. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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.
“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:
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be shown include:
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.
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