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Nintendo packing big presence at PAX Prime this year

by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Aug 21, 2014 8:30AM PDT

For the past couple of years, Nintendo's presence at PAX Prime events has been meager at best, but it's looking to change that this time around with a large showcase at this year's Seattle-based one.

The company has confirmed a number of titles that will be playable at its booth this year, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and several others like Pokemon Art Academy and Azure Striker: Gunvolt for 3DS.

Those who don't want to stop by the booth to play Smash will have a second chance to do so with #SmashBash, a promotion that will tie in with Twitter. Users simply need to watch out for announcements from Nintendo in regards to where the game will be playable around Seattle.

In addition, a special Hyrule Warriors event will be open from 7 to 10 PM on Saturday, August 30th at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. It's first come first serve, though those that cosplay as Link or other characters from the game will get in a lot quicker. Concept art will also be up for grabs to those wearing a special Hyrule shirt (which they can get at the event while supplies last) and taking a picture against a special backdrop, then posting said picture to Twitter.

PAX Prime will take place from August 29th through September 2nd.