Nintendo announce EGX 2015 games line-up and activities

Nintendo UK has announced the playable games and activities that they have planned for EGX 2015 this year, which will include on-stage game demonstrations, tournaments, competitions and challenges that will run across the four day show.

Wii U exclusives Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X will be playable, as will Super Mario Maker which will invite attendees to create their own unique Mario courses.

Whereas on Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be playable and will be supported by a Cosplay Catwalk for those with an eye for Hyrulean fashion. Judges will reward the best dressed attendees each day with their own copy of the Nintendo 3DS exclusive at launch, while they will also be entered into a ‘Costume of The Show’ poll for the chance to win even bigger prizes.

Prizes will also be available by participating in live tournaments and matches, whether that be 8 ‘Squid Squads’ competing in Splatoon’s Ranked Battles, head-to-head two-player matches in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and 200cc races in Mario Kart 8, as well as amiibo and 8-player Smash battles in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Indie developers will also showcase their games in live on-stage demonstrations, with the show also coinciding with National StreetPass Weekend – so be sure to charge your Nintendo 3DS!

If that wasn’t enough, Activision are also hosting a Skylanders SuperChargers time-trial competition where attendees can win copies of the Dark Edition on Wii U.

Games available on the stand include:

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Splatoon
  • Star Fox Zero
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Nintendo 3DS

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Chibi Robo! Zip Lash
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

#Nindies on Wii U

  • Action Henk, Curve Studios
  • Extreme Exorcism, Ripstone
  • FAST Racing Neo, Shin’en
  • Lovely Planet, tinyBuild Games
  • Mighty No. 9, Deep Silver/Concept
  • Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty, Oddworld
  • Poncho, Rising Star Games
  • RIVE, Two Tribes
  • Runbow, 13am Games
  • Shadow Puppeteer, Snowcannon Games/Sarepta Studios
  • Soul Axiom, Wales Interactive
  • Terraria, Re-Logic
  • Typoman, Brainseed/Head Up Games

#Nindies on 3DS

  • Shovel Knight [Yacht Club Games]
  • SteamWorld Heist [Image & Form]
  • Terraria [Re-Logic]

EGX 2015 will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, between Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th September 2015.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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