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Nintendo will showcase 8 Wii U Games at SXSW

SXSW 2013
SXSW 2013

The Wii U launched with a fairly strong lineup of games in November of 2012, but not too many new games have been released in the past few months. Nintendo announced that many new games will be available later this year, but in the meantime, we're stuck playing the same games that the system launched with. Thankfully, from March 8th to March 17th, Nintendo will be showcasing 8 games at the South by Southwest gaming expo.

Nintendo has seen that the Wii U is in a little bit of trouble due to dwindling sales. Wii U sales are expected to increase once more games are released, but there are still many consumers who think the Wii U is an add-on to the Wii and not a new console. Once Nintendo releases more games and makes it clear that the Wii U is an entirely new console, sales are expected to increase dramatically. Also, even though Nintendo has no plans for a price-drop, making the system cheaper would also increase sales.

Here are the 8 Wii U games that will be shown at the SXSW Expo:

  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Wii Street U powered by Google
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted U
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Wonderful 101

3 of these titles have already been released to the public, but the other 5 haven't seen the light of day. Many of the titles were expected to be released before April, but the games were pushed back to either Q2 or Q3 of this year. Nintendo isn't trying to show off any big games yet as they are saving those for June's E3 2013 Conference. At E3, Nintendo is expected to show the new 'Smash Bros.' and a new 3D Mario game. Besides the 8 Wii U games that are being shown at SXSW, Nintendo will also be showcasing 9 3DS games.

Here are the 9 3DS games that will be shown:

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Kerploosh!
  • HarmoKnight

Remember that the SXSW Gaming Expo will be in Austin, TX from March 8th to March 17th. If you aren't available to attend, you can expect to find videos on youtube as people will most likely record footage of the event as well as gameplay.


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