Nintendo Announces PAX Prime Game Lineup

by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 22, 2013 at 01:40 PM

In addition to a panel featuring The Wonderful 101 creative director Hideki Kamiya, Nintendo's presence at PAX Prime 2013 will offer attendees a wide array of Wii U and 3DS titles to try out.

Nintendo will be hosting a PAX panel entitled "Inside The Wonderful 101 With Hideki Kamiya," which will take place at 5:00PM on Sunday, Sept. 1, during which the Platinum Games creative director will take about his vision for the game. However, we're guessing PAX attendees will be more excited by the lineup of playable games Nintendo has planned for the show. In addition to offering convention goers hands-on time with Pokémon X & Y, Nintendo is also showing off Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and much more.

Here's the full lineup, courtesy of Nintendo:

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)


Game Informer will have several editors attending PAX Prime, so be sure come back for hands-on impressions from the show floor.


Our Take
Nintendo was criticized for its lackluster approach to E3, but the company knows how to do PAX right. Not only will Nintendo be showing off a great lineup of games, but they'll be playable for the public – a perfect way for the company to express its gratitude to longtime fans.