Lego City Undercover Splash Image Going to SXSW? Be sure to check out Nintendos booth for tons of hands on demosSouth By Southwest (or SXSW as it’s commonly known) is a huge festival, converging many different forms of media and entertainment. Music, film, and technology coalesce into one giant fun-fest, as hundreds of different options are available in a veritable sensory overload of activities. Add Nintendo to the mix, as they’ve just announced via press release that they will be attending the event, giving gamers a chance to get their hands on some of the most anticipated Nintendo games of the year.

The SXSW Gaming Expo is open to the public and runs March 8-10 at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas, 78704. The Nintendo booth is #500, where visitors can find game demos and giveaways (while supplies last).

Wii U games and applications scheduled to be shown include:

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

Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to be shown include:

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon from Nintendo
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf from Nintendo (guided demonstration)
  • LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins from Nintendo
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity from Nintendo
  • Kersploosh! from Nintendo
  • HarmoKnight from Nintendo
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from Capcom
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
  • Fire Emblem Awakening from Nintendo

Nintendo’s SXSW booth will be the first chance for many people to try out some of these games, including a guided tour of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. If you’re in Austin for SXSW, be sure to stop by, as Nintendo’s public events are usually pretty awesome.