Nintendo announces Gamescom 2013 lineup
posted on 08.08.13 at 08:23 AM EST by (@salromano)
Playable Pokemon X and Y, more.

Nintendo has announced its lineup of games for Gamescom this month, which includes a short playable demo of Pokemon X and Y for the first time in Europe. 

The following games will be playable on the show floor.

Wii U

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Pikmin 3
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Wii Karaoke U by Joysound
  • Wii Party U
  • The Wonderful 101


  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Gamescom runs from August 21 to 25.

  • McPoo

    Christ looking at that Wii U line up makes me wonder why I wanted a Wii U in the first place.

    • jpoplove

      >The Wonderful 101
      >Pikmin 3
      >The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

      Yeah. Now I want Wii U too.

    • Locksus

      Why would you even buy a console if you’re not interested in the games?

      • McPoo

        I didn’t buy it, it was a gift. I got asked what I wanted and thought ‘that ZombiU looks pretty good’. My mistake.

        Tbf it’s useful to have when my gf is watching TV, it made a fine CoD machine, despite being the worst version of the game.

        I don’t mind a lot of Nintendo series, I’m just getting bored of them. I’m more interested in a good story and characters than anything now, and Nintendo don’t offer that. Their series never seem to evolve much beyond a new control scheme either.

        • Locksus

          I see your point, and I understand if some people like a good story and characters instead of stellar gameplay.

          But f I wanted a good story and good characters, I’d read a book or watch a movie. They offer vastly superior characters and stories than any video game, if you ask me.

          I like Nintendo games because they focus on what’s most important, the gameplay.

          I can play through a game with a bad story and bad characters if it has great gameplay. However, I find it hard to play through a game with bad gameplay but good story/characters. That’s why I didn’t care much for Heavy Rain for example. Of course there are exceptions.

          That’s just my opinion, though.

          • McPoo

            I totally understand that, I’m sure I’m in the minority tbh. I don’t find Nintendo gameplay to be as fun as I used to, mainly because I feel like I’ve done it all before. The same could be said for other companies games too, without a doubt. The difference is ill play through mediocre or boring gameplay if the story compels me to finish it. I won’t play through it if there’s no real incentive.

            Like I said though, I know it’s probably unusual. I find nothing immerses me in a story more though than a game.

            • riftdenizen

              I’m pretty much the same way as you McPoo. Most of your new Zelda games feel like rehashes of the older ones with one or two new things to try to mix things up, but I am still pretty disappointed in the end. As for Mario, that gameplay has gone far past stale for me, and I can’t say I’m excited about any of the currently announced Mario games. I don’t think there is much to add about Pokemon either.

              But on the topic of books, movies, and games, I think that games with a story hold an advantage over books and movies due to their interactive factor (assuming it is done well). In both books and movies, in the end you’re just a spectator, only able to watch things unfold in front of you. Inside of a game, you actually take part in some of the action. Depending on the type of game, you can actually influence the storyline and take it in different directions. A properly executed story should have an advantage in a game over any other medium, but the only problem is how often these gems come along.

  • SuperLuigi

    Besides karaoke I want every game on that list. I bet that game will be funny at the event though.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    WTF where’s Smash Bros the only thing left from Nintendo I care about.

  • Nhiroz

    Can anyone else say zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • TheExile285

    Aww, no Smash :(

  • LastBoss

    I want Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem.

  • MUS1ckBF

    pokemon X & pokemon Y , mario kart 8, & super mario 3d world

  • Raiu

    Can’t wait for Pokemon X & Y…. Even though it’s the only thing I’m looking forward to on this list….

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    hoho, Wii U Party? Wii Party is a hilariously fun game. My friend was calling BS on how my other friend won without doing anything. It was stupid fun!

  • Willgaea

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
    Mario Kart 8
    Pikmin 3
    Sonic Lost World
    Super Mario 3D World
    Wii Karaoke U by Joysound
    Wii Party U
    The Wonderful 101

    Take all the man power from these games and make a 3d third person Pokemon game. Although Karaoke sounds fun.

  • artemisthemp

    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy = Layton and Ace?

  • Elvick

    Layton is the most exciting for me.

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  • drios07

    let’s go down the list:
    Wii U
    -dont care
    -dont care
    -dont care
    -dont care
    -dont care
    -dont care
    -dont care

    -dont care
    -yes please
    -dont care

    Nintendo doesnt get it yet. stop hoarding the good games in Japan!! dang it!!! killing me smalls, killing me.