Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, Hyrule Warriors playable at PAX

Along with Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Sonic Boom and more

Members of the US-residing public will get a chance to go hands-on with the new Super Smash Bros. game at the PAX Prime event this month.

Both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the anticipated all-star fighter will be available at the show, which takes place in Seattle, Washington, from August 29 to September 1.


Nintendo will also parade the 3DS version of the game around town, bringing playable booths to "locations around Seattle on Friday and Saturday of the show", according to the announcement. Locations were not specified, but fans are advised to "follow Nintendo's social media channels" for relevant updates.

The Wii U-exclusive Zelda spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, will be the other highlight of the show. Nintendo will have playable stations at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. from 7pm to 10pm - after PAX Prime shuts down on Saturday, August 30.

The Hyrule Warriors event will be open to the general public, with attendees granted access on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be one way to skip the inevitable long line; "Cosplaying fans dressed as characters from The Legend of Zelda series will be able to fast-track into the event ahead of the general public," says Nintendo.

"Anyone dressed in The Legend of Zelda gear or wearing a Hyrule Warriors T-shirt (available at the event while supplies last) can enter a drawing for a chance to win some cool original Hyrule Warriors concept artwork," it adds.

Games playable at the PAX Nintendo booth include:

Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (SEGA)
Stealth Inc. 2 (Curve Digital)
Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games)

Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Art Academy
Azure Striker GUNVOLT (Inti Creates Co. Ltd.)

The 3DS edition of Super Smash Bros. is due to release in October, while the Wii U version is slated to arrive in the holiday season.

A special 3DS XL Smash Bros. bundle will also be available at launch, featuring a limited edition red handheld with a Smash Bros. graphic on it.

Hyrule Warriors will ship on September 19 in Europe and seven days later across North America. Nintendo is offering pre-order DLC for the first time in the company's history for the arrival of Hyrule Warriors, with those who buy the game early receiving a handful of possible bonus items.