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Nintendo Selling Lugi's Mansion: Dark Moon  and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Early at PAX East

by Tyler Ohlew - March 19, 2013, 9:40 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Get spooked a day early.

Nintendo will sell copies of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity at PAX East this Saturday, a day earlier than its scheduled release this Sunday.

In addition, Nintendo will also be selling Fire Emblem Awakening, and various models of the 3DS XL. The Pikachu themed XL will be available for purchase, but looks to be sticking to its March 24 release date. We've reached out to Nintendo for confirmation.

Nintendo Invites East Coast Fans to Play the Best Games of PAX, Present and Future

PAX East 2013

REDMOND, Wash.--()-- Nintendo is once again headed to the land of baked beans and chowdah to show visitors of PAX East in Boston a wicked good time. Nintendo will be offering hands-on time with a large selection of new and upcoming and  games, as well as providing a wide variety of special activities surrounding three of its upcoming releases:  and LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS, and the just-released for Wii U. Visitors to the Nintendo booth will also be able to purchase select Nintendo products on-site, including special pre-sale opportunities for  andPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

“We look forward to PAX East each year because it is a great opportunity for us to connect with all of our amazing fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With a wide selection of games for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to play, as well as special activities for individual titles, the Nintendo booth will be a must-see at PAX East.”

Visitors to the Nintendo booth will be able to purchase Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS, as well as various Nintendo 3DS XL hardware, including Red, Blue, Pink and the limited-edition Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL system. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will go on sale in the booth on March 23, one day before these games become available in stores across the country.

Fans can also visit a separate Pokémon Gaming Lounge located in the East Registration lobby area to celebrate the launch of the Nintendo 3DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. In addition to being able to play the game, visitors can enjoy giveaways (while supplies last), trivia, photo opportunities and a Pokémon fan gathering on March 24. The gathering is the perfect place for fans to play the game together and exchange in-game data via StreetPass™.

To celebrate the recent release of LEGO® City Undercover for Wii U, and to get fans ready for the April 21 launch of LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS, a mug shot photo booth experience will be set up in the Nintendo booth. Attendees can take fun mug shots in prisoner attire to look just like the criminals that populate Albatross Island Prison in LEGO® City. Consumers can also pre-order LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins on-site and receive an exclusive pre-order premium item (while supplies last).

 East runs March 22-24 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St. Nintendo will be in booth No. 448.

Wii U games and applications scheduled to be shown at the booth 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
    HarmoKnight from Nintendo
    Kersploosh! 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


Leo13March 19, 2013

I'm really excited about Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3. I hope they give a release date!!!

Someone take a picture of the Fire Emblem carts, I want to see if they actually exist in the wild.

OblivionMarch 19, 2013

I've had one sitting at my Kmart since release. :P

MannyponMarch 19, 2013

I can't wait to go this week, this will be my first PAX show.  I'm glad I'll finally get to try out the W101 and get an early taste of Animal Crossing.  I wonder what swag they'll be giving at their booth lol.

MannyponMarch 19, 2013

Quote from: Shaymin

Someone take a picture of the Fire Emblem carts, I want to see if they actually exist in the wild.

I saw 2 physical copies at my local Best Buy about a week ago, they are still out there.  I got my copy (the last one though) at a Target. 

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