Nintendo is bringing 25 playable games to PAX Prime 2013


The games industry is squarely focused on Gamescom this week, but don’t forget that PAX Prime is just around the corner. Nintendo surely hasn’t forgotten, as the consolemaker has announced they will be bringing a huge slate of playable games to the Washington State Convention Center next week.

All of Nintendo’s major releases this Fall (including Pokemon X/Y, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and many more) will be playable on the show floor. Third party games from Yacht Club (Shovel Knight), Sega (Sonic: Lost World), WayForward (Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse), and Vblank (Retro City Rampage, which is coming to the 3DS). Fans can even get their hands on Bayonetta 2, which won’t be released for the Wii U until next year.

But the real star of Seattle will be The Wonderful 101. Nintendo plans to devote an entire panel, “Inside The Wonderful 101 with Hideki Kamiya,” to the game. They also plan to sell 101 copies of the game to fans each day of the show… two weeks before its September 15 release date.

PAX Prime 2013 takes place August 30 through September 2. The full list of playable games Nintendo will showcase at the show can be found after the break.

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 (Ubisoft)
  • Sonic: Lost World (Sega)
  • Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut (Toxic Games)
  • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
  • Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games)
  • A World of Keflings (NinjaBee )


  • Pokemon X and Pokemon Y
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • Mii Force (StreetPass Mii Plaza)
  • Flower Town (StreetPass Mii Plaza)
  • Warrior’s Way (StreetPass Mii Plaza)
  • Monster Manor (StreetPass Mii Plaza)
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Sonic: Lost World (Sega)
  • Summer Carnival ’92: RECCA (Naxat Soft)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (WayForward)
  • Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment)
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