Nintendo is pleased to announce a host of software titles and activities for visitors to enjoy at this year’s EGX. Highlights will include on-stage game demonstrations of upcoming titles, opportunities to battle it out in live, fast paced tournaments, as well as a series of competitions and challenges that will run across the four days.
For Wii U enthusiasts, Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X will be playable ahead of their respective launch dates and Mario aficionados will have the chance to try their hand at playing and creating unique courses in Super Mario Maker which will also be available.
Those hoping to walk away from the Nintendo stand a winner will have the chance to win Nintendo-themed prizes by participating in a series of live tournaments and matches throughout the weekend.
Fans of Splatoon will be able to participate in tournaments which will see 8 ‘Squid Squads’ of 4 players signing up to compete in Ranked Battles. Those looking forward to playing Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash ahead of launch will be able to go head-to-head in two-player matches, whilst Mario Kart 8 fans can participate in 200cc races. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U fans will also be able to participate in amiibo team-ups and 8-player Smash battles,
On Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda fans can enjoy the upcoming release, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ahead of its launch on 23rd October. At the end of each day, visitors with an eye for Hyrulean fashion can strut their stuff on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Cosplay Catwalk. A panel of judges will review the style on show, rewarding the best dressed each day with their own copy of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes on its day of release (23rd October). Winners will also be entered into a ‘Costume of The Show’ poll to be in with a chance of receiving even bigger prizes!
Once again Nintendo will be demonstrating its on-going support for indie developers by showcasing some of the industry’s most promising talent at its stand at EGX. Players will have the chance to get hands on with a wide range of titles and also watch live on-stage game demonstrations by the developers.
This year’s EGX event will again coincide with National StreetPass Weekend, and visitors are encouraged to bring their Nintendo 3DS family systems to join the fun, both via the StreetPass Mii Plaza and their favourite StreetPass-enabled games! Nintendo will also bring back its StreetPass Zone, giving Nintendo 3DS players a place to relax, swap puzzle pieces, and play their favourite multiplayer games with other community members.
Beyond the range of entertainment on offer from Nintendo, Activision will also be hosting a Skylanders SuperChargers time-trial competition giving attendee’s the opportunity to race for and win copies of the limited release ‘Dark Edition’ on Wii U. Developed by Vicarious Visions, Skylanders Superchargers introduces Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, which usher in a first-of-its-kind collaboration for the Skylanders franchise. These new characters will be exclusive to the Nintendo platforms. Skylanders SuperChargers, is the latest evolution in the Skylanders franchise which will, for the first time, feature the Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser figures, enabling them to be playable in both Skylanders SuperChargers and select amiibo compatible games with a simple twist of the characters’ bases.
Games available on the stand include:
- Super Mario Maker
- Mario Kart 8
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Star Fox Zero
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
- Xenoblade Chronicles X
- Skylanders SuperChargers
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- Chibi Robo! Zip Lash
- Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
- Skylanders SuperChargers Racing
- Pokémon Omega Ruby
- Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
#Nindies on Wii U
- Mighty No. 9 [Deep Silver, Concept]
- RIVE [Two Tribes]
- Runbow [13am Games]
- FAST Racing Neo [Shin’en]
- Typoman [Brainseed/Head Up Games]
- Soul Axiom [Wales Interactive]
- Poncho [Rising Star Games]
- Extreme Exorcism [Ripstone]
- Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty [Oddworld]
- Shadow Puppeteer [Snowcannon Games/Sarepta Studios]
- Action Henk [Curve Studios]
- Lovely Planet [tinyBuild Games]
- Terraria [Re-Logic]
#Nindies on 3DS
Nintendo will be at EGX 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, between 24th – 27thSeptember 2015.