Animal Crossing: New Leaf Makes its North American Debut at SXSW Today

In the twenty-six years since its inception, SXSW has grown from a chance to see multiple up-and-coming artists in the same place to a showcase of film, technology and other corporate and indie-sponsored events. This year, besides being able to see Andrew W.K. twice in concert, will mark the first ever SXSW Gaming Expo. Running from March 8-10 and spearheaded by Nintendo, the expo is a tribute to gaming culture based on the idea that its future is for everywhere and everyone, and will be a chance to play some of the company’s upcoming titles.

Besides highly-anticipated games like The Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the event marks the North American debut of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which will have a guided demonstration. So make sure to head over to the Nintendo Booth (#500) at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas, 78704 the next three days to check the Animal Crossing and other games out and enter some neat giveaways.

Check out the full list of games available to sample at the expo, as well as some New Leaf screenshots, below:

Nintendo 3DS

-Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
-Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Guided Demonstration)
-LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
-Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
-Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
-Fire Emblem Awakening

Nintendo WiiU

-Pikmin 3
-The Wonderful 101
-LEGO City Undercover
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
-Need For Speed Most Wanted U
-Wii Street U
-New Super Mario Bros U
-Nintendo Land

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