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3DS XL and Upcoming Titles Head to Comic-Con

Posted by James Newton

Mario and more

Nintendo will once again show off new games and hardware at Comic-Con International in San Diego this weekend.

From 12th to 15th July attendees can try the new 3DS XL and upcoming titles like New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate.

There'll be no Wii U presence there, but Wii fans can try out Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition. On DS, go hands-on with Pokémon Conquest.

If you're heading to Comic-Con, have a blast.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Reveals Comic-Con 2012 Lineup, Including Nintendo 3DS XL

Comic-Con 2012
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At this year’s Comic-Con International 2012 event taking place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, members of the general public will enjoy an early chance to get their hands on Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of the Nintendo 3DS system with 90 percent larger screens that launches Aug. 19.

In addition to Nintendo’s booth at the show (#5135), multiple activities will take place at a special Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. A Comic-Con badge is not required to gain entry to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge.

Games that are scheduled to be playable at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge include:

Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL

New Super Mario Bros. 2
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario 3D Land
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.)
HEROES OF RUIN (Square Enix)
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (Square Enix)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Nintendo DS family

Pokémon Conquest
Wii

Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition
Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)

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User Comments (18)

bezerker99

#2

bezerker99 said:

These events never happen near me. Oh well, looks like it will be fun for those in attendance.

WiiULoveGBA

#3

WiiULoveGBA said:

James, are u guys doing a review/impressions of the 3DS XL ? Ive read a few on other UK based sites.

Bobhobob

#4

Bobhobob said:

there are 3 reasons that I would ever go to San Diego
1)This
2)Chargers games (Football)
3)The Wiener Dog Race Nationals (look it up on youtube)

Ron_DelVillanoStaff

#7

Ron_DelVillano said:

I'll be excited to get my hands on the 3DS XL.

I'm not at all convinced that I'll be buying one anytime soon, but I'd like to check out the hardware before I completely write it off.

RupeeClock

#8

RupeeClock said:

I'm adamant about picking up a 3DS XL, due in part to my fascination with drawing on a touch-screen, the benefits of drawing on a larger touch-screen, and the failing touch-screen of my current 3DS.

My avatar was drawn on Colors! 3D, and was quite a popular piece on the Colors site that week. I'm looking forward to drawing more on Colors! 3D, as well as Art Academy 3D in about 18 days time.

paburrows

#12

paburrows said:

Awesome! I'm going on Friday & Saturday! Man I can't wait for all of the Street Passing, since I've been pretty dry for awhile now and still need 4 Mario Tennis pieces.

FudgeNugget

#16

FudgeNugget said:

Awesome! Gonna get the 3DS XL, and this time, I'll try to go to the Comic Con. It'll be...like a dream.

Fudgenuggets

#17

Fudgenuggets said:

Wish I could get someone to drive me over to San Diego. I only live like 2 hours away. D:
Also, I'm still waiting for my Animal Crossing: Jump Out info. D:<

Supremeist

#18

Supremeist said:

There's so many games coming out now, It's great. I'll save a couple for my xmas wishes.

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