Nintendo Brings New Games and 3DS Smash Brothers Tournament to San Diego Comic-Con

This summer Nintedo is hitting the San Diego Comic-Con with playable demos of many of its upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, including such notables as Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Toad’s Treasure Tracker. Also on display will be a plethora of special events that include a Smash Brothers tournament and special area themed around the recently released game, Tomodachi life.


Of this year’s Comi-Con presence Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, had the following to say: “Nintendo fans are going to have a great time with what we have planned for San Diego Comic-Con this year, whether they are attending the event or watching at home from across the country,” he commented “From first hands-on opportunities to tournaments and a fun live stream, we want to make sure that everyone has a great time experiencing Nintendo at the show.”

All things Nintendo at the con will be located at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, where the company has set up a Gaming Lounge where even those without convention badges can enjoy the newest Nintendo games. Many games will be available at the lounge, including the following:


Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo

  • Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo

  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo

  • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from SEGA


  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)

  • Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Ltd. (Nintendo eShop)

Wii U

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo

  • Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo

  • Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo

  • Mario Kart 8 from Nintendo

  • Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo

  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric from SEGA

  • Just Dance 2015 from Ubisoft

  • Skylanders Trap Team from Activision

  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)

  • 1001 Spikes from Nicalis (Nintendo eShop)

  • Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition from DrinkBox Studios (Nintendo eShop)

In addition to all of the new games to try, the lounge will also give visitors a chance to experience the Amibo figures that were first announced at this year’s E3 event. These small figures, which are modeled on popular Nintendo characters, can interact with various games, including Smash Brothers, via a special interface on the Wii U’s controller.


On top of all of this, Nintendo will also have a special booth on the convention floor devoted to Smash Brothers for the 3DS where they will be holding a special tournamentfor the game that will be streamed live on Twitch TV at

While those looking for a different sort of challenge will also be able to partake in a Mario Kart 8 tournament in the Gaming Lounge that will pit 32 players against each other in a bracket style showdown. Those at home will be able to compete as well via the game’s online tournament feature. Both codes to take part in the tournament online, and more details regarding the scheduling of the event, will be posted online via Nintendo’s social media outlets in the near future.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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