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Nintendo Takes New Titles to New York Comic Con

Posted by James Newton

Mario, Zelda and more on hand

If you want to get your hands on some of Nintendo's biggest upcoming titles and you're heading to New York Comic Con, you're in luck — Nintendo has revealed a 15-strong line-up of games playable at the event next week.

Comic Con runs from 13th to 16th October at Manhattan's Javits Center, and sees hands-on time for upcoming games as well as a special launch event for the upcoming Pokémon Rumble Blast. Perhaps best of all is the exclusive screening of animated movie Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, with promises of appearances by costumed characters, trivia contests and more.

Here's the full line-up of what's expected to be playable at New York Comic Con booth #1538:

Nintendo 3DS

Wii

Nintendo DS

If you go to the Comic Con, be sure to let us know what you make of Nintendo's showing there via Twitter, Facebook or right here on Nintendo Life.

NINTENDO TO SHOWCASE STRONG HOLIDAY GAME LINEUP AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Special Events for Pokémon Rumble Blast and Professor Layton and the Last Specter Highlight Consumer Experience

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 5, 2011 - When gaming and pop culture fans gather for the annual New York Comic Con - taking place Oct. 13-16 at the Javits Center in Manhattan - they'll get a firsthand look at the wealth of exceptional video games and systems offered by Nintendo this holiday season. Show attendees will get a chance to play games such as The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for the Wii™ console as well as Super Mario™ 3D Land and Mario Kart 7™ for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. They'll also be invited to take part in special activities to celebrate the upcoming release of the first Pokémon™ game created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system, Pokémon™ Rumble Blast, which arrives Oct. 24, and Professor Layton and the Last Specter™, which launches Oct. 17 for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems.

Pokémon fans can participate in an expanded interactive experience at the nearby Pokémon Gaming Lounge on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at Stage37 at 508 West 37th Street (one block from the Javits Center). Pokémon Gaming Lounge visitors will enjoy hands-on game play with the Pokémon Rumble Blast game prior to its Oct. 24 launch and participate in a wide array of activities highlighting the imaginative fun of the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Rumble Blast is an action-packed Pokémon adventure and the first Pokémon game for Nintendo 3DS. The game lets players battle against more than 600 Toy Pokémon in full 3D without the need for special glasses. Planned activities include a Pokémon photo booth, oversized Pokémon AR Markers for the Pokédex™ 3D application, special appearances by Pikachu, Pokémon giveaways while supplies last and other fun Pokémon activities. The Pokémon Gaming Lounge will be free and open to the public.

On Oct. 14, Nintendo will host an exclusive screening of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, an animated feature film based on the fan-favorite series of puzzle-based mystery games and distributed by VIZ Media. Beginning at 8 p.m. in Room 1B01 of the Javits Center, the event will include appearances by costumed characters, trivia contests and a chance for fans to play the Professor Layton and the Last Specter game, the fourth installment in the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series. This game is the earliest story in the series and tells the tale of the case that made Layton famous. Nintendo will also give special recognition to the winner of the Professor Layton and the Last Specter Quiz Challenge, a contest that was recently conducted via Twitter. The screening event will be open exclusively to registered New York Comic Con attendees with a valid conference pass.

Games that are scheduled to be playable at Nintendo's New York Comic Con booth (#1538) include:

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Mario Kart 7
  • The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D
  • Star Fox 64™ 3D
  • Tetris®: Axis
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast
  • Shinobi™ by SEGA®
  • Sonic Generations™ by SEGA

Wii

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Fortune Street™
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land™
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™ by Activision Publishing Inc.

Nintendo DS

  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker™ 2
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter

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User Comments (9)

ToadFan

#1

ToadFan said:

Hm, I might go to this, I never got to go to any expos before with Nintendo's Hoilday Lineup...

ueI

#3

ueI said:

I wish they would be more specific. What is "a wide array of activities highlighting the imaginative fun of the Pokémon franchise?"

Capt_N

#6

Capt_N said:

"Eternal Diva"?! ...A new meme is born!

Anyway, wish I was going. Wonder how/if this will be affected by the Wall-street protests going on?

edcomics

#9

edcomics said:

I was able to play the Dungeon demo, and it was quite enjoyable. I found the controls to be a bit tricky, but that may be due to having to stay far too close to the sensor bar. Figuring out the enemies' openings is a little tricky in general. If your hand is on the right and the opening is on the left, you inevitably swing left and cause the enemy to block. Everything seems to be in order as far as Zelda games go. The addition of dashing is interesting. The motion controls for the flying beetle item feel a bit gimmicky, and the limited flying time is a nuisance. My biggest feeling after having played the demo and watched others play the boss battle demo is simply that HD would have made the visuals so much better. The jagged, pixelated edges are very annoying on the HD screens. I guess "it is what it is," though. Lack of HD polish aside, the game looks to be fun and full of some fresh ideas.

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