18 July 2013 – Nintendo Australia will be at PAX Australia in Melbourne this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a myriad of fun activities, playable upcoming titles and competitions for everyone – the Nintendo booth at PAX is set to be your gaming destination right throughout the weekend.
Make sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS for a big weekend of multiplayer fun and enjoy all your favourite Nintendo 3DS titles like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Mario Kart 7 with other Nintendo fans. The booth will be the perfect place to enjoy all the StreetPass functionality of Nintendo 3DS, and charging stations will be available so players can keep charged throughout the day.
There will also be an array of exciting up-coming titles on the booth, with Australian fans able to get their hands on 3DS titles for the very first time such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Sonic Lost World. Playable on Wii U will be a variety of anticipated software including Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World.
The Dropbear Theatre on Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm will host a special Animal Crossing: New Leaf event, where players can meet fellow fans and hear from the development team as they answer questions put forward by Australian Animal Crossing fans in this special video presentation.
The Nintendo booth will also play host to the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships, where Pokémon fans from around Australia and New Zealand will battle it out on Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Players placing in the top two of their age division will win flights, accommodation and invitation to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships, hosted by The Pokémon Company International in Vancouver, Canada.
Players should familiarise themselves with the official rules and can register at the Nintendo booth on the day of their age division:
• Saturday 20th July
Masters Division: Born in 1997 or earlier
Registration 10am – 12pm
Competition 12pm – 6pm
• Sunday 21st July
Junior Division: Born in 2002 or later
Registration 10am – 11am
Competition 11am – 2pm
• Sunday 21st July
Senior Division: Born in 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001
Registration 2pm – 3pm
Competition 3pm – 6pm
In addition to all of this, there will be competitions and play-offs on the big screen throughout the duration of PAX for games such as New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Kart 7, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with prizes to be won and smiles to be had.
Nintendo Australia Website: http://www.nintendo.com.au
Nintendo Australia Youtube: http://www.youtube.com.au/NintendoAU
Nintendo Australia Image Library: http://images.nintendo.com.au