Aug 21st, 2013


Nintendo will have a large presence at this year’s PAX Prime show in Seattle, with many opportunities for attendees to get their hands on Nintendo games before they launch this fall. PAX Prime will represent the first time gamers in North America will be able to get their hands on Pokemon X & Y. Nintendo is also setting up a merchandise shop on the fourth floor of the convention center, where copies of The Wonderful 101 will be sold two weeks ahead of its September 15th launch date.

Here’s a full list of what will be showcased at PAX Prime, including 3DS titles.

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)
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  • andrewjcole

    Not a bad list.

  • SonicLucario

    Awesome, this can really help the WiiU

  • Rugmouse

    Bayonetta 2!

    The absence of Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. seems a bit odd though…

    • RoyRelapse

      I can understand that Smash Bros won’t be there, but Mario Kart 8…. hmm, maybe they haven’t build a new demo ? and don’t like to show off the same demo that was playable during E3 ?.. thats my guess at least

      • Rugmouse

        I would have figured PAX Prime would have been a good place to reveal a new Smash character at least…but yeah, It’s quite early yet for that one.

        • Steve Austin

          I heard it rumored Princess Peach might be in the game. Don’t quote me.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        That would make sense, cant wait to see more of these games. HOLY CRAP!!! I’ve thought, a new B2 demo?! How sweet was the E3 one.
        I just hope this game gets some love on Wii U rather than being kicked to one side πŸ™

      • Jack5221

        Same can be said about Super Mario 3D world. 0.o

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Could be the reason. It could also be that they want to save MK8 and SSBU to next years events. I dont think they want to risk another Pikmin3-release-every-month-thing again. I think that is the clever thing to do too. Fresh games next year, with SSBU and MK8 in the showcase.

    • Mason742

      I think its because those games might be delayed.

    • Marcus Navarro

      As soon as I saw the words “Pokemon” and “Shantae” under the 3DS bit, I have come to the conclusion that I need a 3DS.

    • Russell Thomas

      Bayonetta 2 is releasing in uk on 13 December… I preordered it from shopto a while back and the date still hasn’t changed. Funny wiiudaily hasn’t broken that story as I even sent them screenshot of the page confirming release date.

      • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

        They didn’t bother to Show us the Nintendo line-up for Gamescom either πŸ˜‰
        You know, the biggest gaming expo in the world πŸ˜€

    • barwiifan

      It is, but why doesn’t Nintendo come to Texas?!

  • A lot of games I want on here… I don’t care what the media says, I’m overwhelmed with stuff to play on my Wii U!

    • Derk

      Share some of those games with me because right now, I’ve got nothing good to play on my Wii U. I’m waiting a week for that PokΓ©mon Rumble game to release.

      • Monster Hunter is taking most of my time. Pikmin 3, Luigi U, Still working on Lego City, Skylanders Giants (gotta upgrade all dem skylanders, yo!) Spin the bottle bumpie’s party is great. Nintendo Land is still fun every once in a while, Trine 2 is beautiful and fun, plus the entire Wii catalog.

        • Derk

          I played all of those games aside from the Skylander sequel and the directors cut of trine 2.

          Spin the bottle is a weird looking game…. Bumpie’s character is disturbingly suggestive.

          • its a bit of a weird art theme, but it’s really fun :3 especially if you’re just a tiiiiny bit tipsy ;3

          • Javis425

            You are correct there sir. Had a group of people over and a few beverages and it was a complete blast. It is even more fun the more people you have, especially if not everyone knows eachother

          • THAT makes it the best

      • Arthur Jarret

        Additionally: Ducktales is also fun, need for speed most wanted is great, tekken tag 2 mushroom battle keeps being a party favorite, I’m getting W101 tomorrow, Pikmin 3 is already out and on the list…

        Art academy sketchpad is a nice app, too – I also recommend Toki tori 2 to EVERYONE as the game is more awesome to play with than a skunk on a stick.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        Splinter Cell, Nintendoland, Pikmin 3, Earthbound, ZombiU MH3U, NFS, Lego City if you haven’t already, Trine 2, is really good. Not long til AC, Batman, Watch Dogs, CoD, W101, Mario, WWHD etc

  • Arthur Jarret

    Ha, wonderful 101 is released tomorrow in the EU… enjoy your puny before-release play!

    (I’m jealous of all the game conventions the US has…)

    • Mark

      I’m jealous that EU gets W101 first; I’m really excited for that game!

  • Rafael Saldana

    No Mario Cart 8 ?

    • jay

      No “Mario Cart” but I was disappointed to not see Mario Kart 8 on that list

      • ScrewAttack

        No Mario cart, but there’ll be a Mario disc I’m sure :p

        I expect they’re saving MK8 for later in the year, assuming there’s more shows past PAX (I dunno myself). Maybe it’s another case of they don’t want it to steal thunder away from their other titles, like it undoubtedly would have?

  • RockieOllie

    They are still whoring out Pikmin 3 LOL!

    the game is out! put some Smash bros demos out! (pipe dream wish)

    • ScrewAttack

      lol be thankful NSMBU isn’t making another appearance ;p

  • Really solid list for that show! Glad to see it. Wish I could be there for it.

  • Ballzbeard

    Whatever happened to that Yoshi game on the Wii U?

    • Arthur Jarret

      Yarn yoshi is still coming… it’s just too early in development to show further.

      • jay

        That’s the problem with showing games too soon…… πŸ™

    • DragonSilths

      Yoshi Land U is still in the works. Will probably come out next year. Year of Yoshi next year?

      • Scott

        Probably 2015, being Yoshi’s 25th Anniversary.

        • DragonSilths

          Indeed that is most likely….I guess 2014 will simply be the year of Wii U and Nintendo lol. Smash Bros, Zelda HD, Bayonetta 2, Fire Emblem X SMT, Mario Kart 8, so forth lol.

  • Christopher Acuna

    I like the line up but there is still nothing there to make non believers change their minds.

    • Metroid 33slayer

      Who cares what they think.

      • Christopher Acuna

        Nintendo needs to care what they think.

  • Ducked

    3000 miles from where I’m at :/

  • RoyRelapse

    This is interesting, The Wonderful 101 was originally going to feature ‘a cast of all-star Nintendo characters’

  • Ross Brocklesby

    The above lineup is great but the footage of a wiiu pokemon game should get ppl wanting more. It was probably a snippet of a stadium or battle pokemon but it is rumoured to be be pokemon Z. A HD version of the coming X and Y games. Imagine the sales if it was. Wii u would sell out. Maybe nintendo needs to listen to its loyal fan base for once.

    • ScrewAttack

      I’ve wanted that since Pokemon red/blue hit! I’d hit that SO hard.

    • Zombie Boy

      I’m 35 years old and if a Pokemon game came out for the Wii U, even I’d be excited for it! I’ve always said, if Nintendo want to repeat their success of the 3DS with the Wii U, just release a Pokemon game and Animal Crossing!

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Well, you’re in luck. There’s been talk about a new Pokemon game for Wii U. I believe it’s called “Pokken.”
        Here’s a video about it:
        It looks like a Pokemon fighting game (like smash bros, Tekken, or something.)

  • discuss

    Super Mario 3D World
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HDRayman Legends from UbisoftQ.U.B.E. Director’s Cut from Toxic Games (Nintendo eShop)

    Have my interest πŸ™‚

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  • forcecoder

    I think they should expose also WatchDogs, COD Ghosts, AC Black Flag and other third party games to show people the full range of Wii U capabilities.

  • bizzy gie

    I’m not gonna lie. I seriously did notice Nintendo first.

    • Smartass2

      You got me. Nice butt too.

    • Rugmouse

      Great advertising campaign!

    • Levi Johansen

      I certainly did! :O

    • I noticed it first too…

      But I also dont like butts

      • Marcus Navarro


    • Agent721

      Those panties should come free with every pre order of Wii Fit U.

    • Marcus Navarro

      Those are some tasty pancakes… :/

    • Arthur Jarret

      Knowing Nintendo’s designs, you can smack that all you want and it won’t break!

  • Bayonetta 2 is a must have for sure I wonder what news they will show on it. The e3 demo almost made me pee my pants only to pee them later after the new demo on X πŸ˜€ Yet kinda weird they have nothing to reveal on Mario Kart 8 and Smash Brothers as others already said as well, probably a very good reason for it. Still I wonder what happened to that promised Nintendo Direct on third party games.

  • Thomas Fitzgibbon

    Given the Wii U is supposedly “dead with nothing coming out for it” as stated by PS4/X1 fanboys, this is a pretty good “EXCLUSIVE” line-up.

  • Mochlum

    I wish they would release the E3 Best Buy demos on the eShop. ;_; I really want to get my hands on Donkey Kong Country and Mario 3D World…

  • kinghenroc187

    3 words single player experience you not a gamer you a casual gamer you don’t count i love single player games it makes you feel more in the game i like privacy multi player is optional single player isn’t real gemers know that the best games are single player that’s a fact ya new to the game listen to us real gamer’s that bin through all cycles from the beginning and i re member a game like zelda final fantasy when they where out and friends would ask if they could borrow them and you tell them straight up helllll no! no matter how close you was and when shit like that happened friends stop talking to each other for months and years and be enemy’s and ya wouldn’t talk for a wile that was because games where classics for nothing in the world you would lend a game like that ever you was not getting it back if you did oh it broke somebody stole it and then all different story’s and then ill pay you and you still asking for final fantasy 3 and he tells you after all that time i still got the game that’s fucking crazy games like that don’t exist anymore single player is where its at you fucking casual gamer’s you don’t count stop requesting shit

    • I’m sorry but there are plenty of great games from the begining as well which actually where much better using co-op multiplayer, for the nes: Ikari Warriors, Probotector, Life Force, Double Dragon just to give a few examples.

      Super Nintendo: Super Probotector, Double Dragon, Secret of Mana 1-3 Turtles in Time etc. And that’s only on the Nintendo Consoles in the past then Sega had a large amount as well, and so did Atari. So your statement on single player is the way to go is actually flawed sorry dude. Even with the reference you so boldly use about the beginning of gaming (1980’s)

    • Rugmouse

      One more time?

    • Aleksander

      what the hell did you just say LOL! o got dizzy with all that crap

    • WellWisher

      Sorry bro, after three lines without a full stop I got tired and quit reading.

    • Sonic

      Cool story bro,tell it again.

  • FlyingBoat

    Lucky Americans. Wish x and y demo was released on e shop

  • Adrian

    Hmm, I wonder if I’ll get anything cool if I go to this? Since I live here and all maybe I’ll look into it :p.

  • Merrfn

    Hey guys, I am in a hotel in Auckland right now. I have %3 battery on my laptop, and just gained Wi-Fi access. Just want to say that the Wii U looks like it will have a solid line up for 2014!

  • Agent721

    I’m excited for Sonic. Keeps looking better & better…

  • Pedro Natera

    Man this lineup is wiik. Where is smash, mario kart 8 and X. The wiik u at it again

    • Sonic

      says the guy with X as his avatar…..

  • majora :D

    Why they never do stuff like this in South America?

  • Josiah Parsons

    what is A World of Keflings?

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    Would be nice if get the demo mk8, mario 3d world the demo they had on E3 for download. All Wii U owners agree this for sure so we can have games to play while waiting for the actual game.

  • Sealed by the Holy Spirit

    Shovel KNIGHT! πŸ™‚

  • Flip Macleod

    My body is ready!

  • companyoflosers

    a bit odd to display games that are already released in a few of the cases but i guess its advertising so it couldnt hurt either. odd to see mario kart 8 missing from the list. i understand smash bros because that may still be in the works as far as the roster. maybe even they dont know all the characters yet. they probably dont wanna let someone get hands on with a character, then have to add someone to the roster and change the balance of all the characters accordingly and have people complain it was different from the show demo.

  • Scott

    I hope Nintendo reveal more about Mario 3D World, but seeing as they haven’t at Gamescom *yet*, I’m weary.

    It all depends on what else 3D World will have to offer in order to make or break its reputation with more dedicated Mario players such as myself. /hubworldplease

  • makkan

    OFFTOPIC: I got mine splinter cell blacklist upper echelon edition today, and i’m proud to say that i got the wii u version even thou i haven’t opened the game yet.

  • Nintenjoe82

    I’m Optimustic about Prime this year

  • Some have an another chance to play upcoming games,if they missed E3.

  • brian

    Why mention playing W101 before release? There’s already a demo. A demo that I didn’t really like. There, I said it. I didn’t like the Wonderful 101 demo and I will not be purchasing the game because of it.

    • Smashninja22

      Ok then, I played it over several times. The combat seems to be very deep, once you get the hang of the controls. Don’t know why you didn’t enjoy it but it was a blast to me.

      • brian

        There was way too much going on for me.

        • Julio

          That’s your opinion. But still, I’m going to buy the game eventually. I’m saving money for something else however.

  • John Smith

    Here, i got news for you.

    There’s a new item in club nintendo uk !

    Post it on your website!×224/5009-508652444cdf6.png

  • marcus mindownbusiness

    Why is the you-tube app not working. viewing you-tube in browser is flawless.

    oh i forgot to add the 30 second ad works typical!.

    reminds me of the awful 4od app for android.