Play Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games at PAX East in Boston

Get Hands-On Time with Kirby: Planet Robobot, Tokyo
Mirage Sessions #FE and Monster Hunter Generations for the
First Time

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When planning for this year’s PAX
East
, make sure you add “Visit Nintendo’s booth!” to your list of
important things to do – and maybe underline it as well. Nintendo is
heading to PAX East from April 22 to April 24 with a ton of Wii
U
and Nintendo
3DS
games – some publicly playable for the first time! – as well as
exciting activities like a Bravely
Second: End Layer
developer panel and photo opportunities with
everyone’s favorite pink puffball, Kirby.


“There are a lot of exciting things happening at Nintendo right now,”
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of
Sales & Marketing. “We can’t wait to show off what we’ve been working on
to all of our fans. And with this many Nintendo fans in one place, it’s
the ideal place to play some upcoming games for the first time.”

Making its playable public debut, Tokyo
Mirage Sessions #FE
is a stylish new Wii U role-playing game
from ATLUS, developers of numerous RPG series. This energetic game
features a deep battle system inspired by both the Fire Emblem
and Shin Megami Tensei series imbued with a J-Pop twist, and
includes real-life locations in Tokyo. By visiting the Nintendo booth,
you’ll be able to play a demo for the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
game. When the Wii U game launches on June 24, it will also launch with
a one-of-a-kind special edition available at GameStop and Amazon.com.
The special edition contains the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE game,
a 5×8 color artbook, a six-song soundtrack CD featuring some of the
game’s awesome music, six song cards and a sticker sheet at a suggested
retail price of $79.99. The bundle will also contain DLC codes for all
five sets of planned downloadable content. Releasing at launch, the five
DLC packs contain additional quests or costumes, and will cost $1.99
each if purchased separately outside of the special edition.

Two other games that will be publicly playable for the first time are Kirby:
Planet Robobot
and Monster
Hunter Generations
, both exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family
of systems. The Kirby: Planet Robobot game launches on June 10
and finds Kirby equipping powerful Robobot Armor to destroy obstacles
and copy enemy abilities. The game will launch with a new line of Kirby
series amiibo
figures (sold separately), but the game is also compatible with all
amiibo, giving Kirby fun character-specific and random Copy Abilities.
Kirby himself will also be available for photos in the Nintendo booth.
Launching this summer, the Monster Hunter Generations game is the
next entry in the popular action RPG series. It is the most customizable Monster
Hunter
experience to date, and serves as a fitting tribute to the
last decade of the series. Monster Hunter Generations can be
played, along with Kirby: Planet Robobot, by visiting the
Nintendo booth.

Also playable at the Nintendo booth is the Metroid
Prime: Federation Force
game. The sci-fi shooter that finds a
squad of up to four players working together to combat space pirates
launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 19.

Nintendo games scheduled to be playable at the booth include:

Wii U

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Two upcoming Wii U games created by developing partners of Nintendo are
also playable at PAX East. Axiom Verge, an acclaimed action
exploration game set on an alien planet developed by Thomas Happ Games,
and Tumblestone,
a unique puzzler developed by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, will be
playable at the developers’ respective booths on the show floor.

In addition to all the fun playable games, Nintendo will host a Bravely
Default: End Layer
panel on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET in
the Dragonfly Theatre. The panel will feature developers from SQUARE
ENIX discussing the creation of the just-released role-playing game.
Behind-the-scenes info, such as concept art and gameplay, will be shown,
concluding with an audience Q&A. On Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. ET, the SQUARE ENIX developers will also be at the Nintendo booth
to meet fans and sign autographs.

The Nintendo booth (No. 8093) is located in the Boston Convention &
Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210. Booth hours are
the same as PAX East expo hall hours: April 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/.
For more information about PAX East, visit http://east.paxsite.com/.

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
or 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 Wiihome 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 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 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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