REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo is once again headed to the land of baked beans and chowdah to show visitors of PAX East in Boston a wicked good time. Nintendo will be offering hands-on time with a large selection of new and upcoming Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™ games, as well as providing a wide variety of special activities surrounding three of its upcoming releases: Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS, and the just-released LEGO® City Undercover for Wii U. Visitors to the Nintendo booth will also be able to purchase select Nintendo products on-site, including special pre-sale opportunities for Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.
“We look forward to PAX East each year because it is a great opportunity for us to connect with all of our amazing fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With a wide selection of games for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to play, as well as special activities for individual titles, the Nintendo booth will be a must-see at PAX East.”
Visitors to the Nintendo booth will be able to purchase Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS, as well as various Nintendo 3DS XL hardware, including Red, Blue, Pink and the limited-edition Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL system. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will go on sale in the booth on March 23, one day before these games become available in stores across the country.
Fans can also visit a separate Pokémon Gaming Lounge located in the East Registration lobby area to celebrate the launch of the Nintendo 3DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. In addition to being able to play the game, visitors can enjoy giveaways (while supplies last), trivia, photo opportunities and a Pokémon fan gathering on March 24. The gathering is the perfect place for fans to play the game together and exchange in-game data via StreetPass™.
To celebrate the recent release of LEGO® City Undercover for Wii U, and to get fans ready for the April 21 launch of LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS, a mug shot photo booth experience will be set up in the Nintendo booth. Attendees can take fun mug shots in prisoner attire to look just like the criminals that populate Albatross Island Prison in LEGO® City. Consumers can also pre-order LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins on-site and receive an exclusive pre-order premium item (while supplies last).
PAX East runs March 22-24 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St. Nintendo will be in booth No. 448.
Wii U games and applications scheduled to be shown at the booth 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
- HarmoKnight from Nintendo
- Kersploosh! 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
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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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