Nintendo Packing Heat, Mario For Penny Arcade Expo

When the doors to the Penny Arcade Expo open this Friday, Nintendo plans to give gamers their first chance to get their hands on several upcoming Wii and DS titles.

Nintendo says they will have playable versions of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. The recently launched Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Wii Sports Resort and Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box will also be on hand at the Nintendo booth.

The booth will also debut a new WiiWare title: Pokémon Rumble.

The neatest thing at the booth, though, will be Nintendo's Flipnote Studio presentation, which will feature professional artists on hand to showcase how you can create original work on the DSi application.

Some of the artists scheduled to be on hand include creative talents from the world of comic books and video games like Scott Kurtz (PvP), Eric Jones (DC Comics: Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade), Christina Strain (Marvel Comics: Runaways), Mike Choi (Marvel: X-Force), Edison Yan (5th Cell: Scribblenauts) and Ryan Jones (Telltale Games: Tales of Monkey Island).

We'll be on hand to cover this and everything else going on during the weekend's show. Are you going?