PAX, or the Penny Arcade Expo, is an annual gaming expo that has everything from keynote speakers to game concerts to playable game demos. This year, for us Zelda fans, Skyward Sword will be available to play, or to at least demo.
It’s been confirmed that the demo available to play will be the same one from E3 2011 and Gamescom in Germany. Although there won’t be any new content to play, I’m sure we’ll get some new gameplay videos, and maybe even some Zelda cosplay.
Hit the jump for Nintendo’s press release about the event!
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is bringing the games that fans want to play to the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), the premier video game event that is open to the public. The show takes place Aug. 26-28 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, and Nintendo will be at booth No. 462, level 4. Nintendo plans to have games for its Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems available for people to check out before they launch, including The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for Wii and Super Mario 3D Land™, Mario Kart™ 7 and Kid Icarus™: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS, in addition to fun events and activities.
In addition to game play on the main show floor, Nintendo invites attendees to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the North Galleria, which will feature additional games and activities across two different levels. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be decorated in honor of the upcoming Oct. 24 launch of the Kirby’s Return to Dream Land™ game for Wii (previously known as Kirby Wii) and the Sept. 19 launch of the Kirby™ Mass Attack game for the Nintendo DS family of systems, as well as the Pokédex™ 3D application for Nintendo 3DS. Visitors can inhale Kirby™ pink cotton candy, relax on Kirby beanbag chairs or pick up some fun Kirby items to wear on the show floor while supplies last. The third floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also feature Pokédex 3D activities such as large Pokémon™ AR markers and daily giveaways including collectible Pokémon AR marker cards while supplies last. The second floor of the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature playable versions of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker™ 2 and Fortune Street™. On this floor, players can take fun pictures with friends in a DRAGON QUEST-themed “monster friend mash-up” photo booth and meet with other DRAGON QUEST fans.
Nintendo also plans to host a multiplayer tournament for the unreleased Star Fox 64™ 3D game from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, on the second floor of the North Galleria. PAX attendees can sign up for the tournament starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 26, and have a chance to test their skills in aerial battle. Star Fox 64 3D allows four players to enjoy the game’s full multiplayer experience with just one game card via a local wireless connection.
Games that are scheduled to be playable at PAX include:
Super Mario 3D Land
Mario Kart 7
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Star Fox 64 3D
The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D
Shinobi™ by SEGA®
Sonic Generations by SEGA
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Rhythm Heaven™ (name not final)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Kirby Mass Attack
Visitors to Nintendo’s PAX booth can also take advantage of other fun activities such as daily giveaways (while supplies last) and sharing StreetPass™ data with other Nintendo 3DS users.
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