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Nintendo 'Smashes' Into Comic-Con With Various Games, Tournaments and Events

Posted by Thomas Whitehead


Nintendo has announced its full plans for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, with variations of the word Smash unsurprisingly at the core of the message — we'll hazard a guess that it's due to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, and the already-announced 3DS tournament at the event.

The company does have some substantial plans beyond Smash Bros., however, set to give gamers plenty of entertainment at the event. The following games will be playable.


Wii U

Beyond game demos, Nintendo is planning a lot more. On 25th and 26th July the Nintendo Twitch channel will host a variety of events, including the Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS event linked above. The stream will show other things, too, and attendees will also be able to join in with a Mario Kart 8 tournament; though that'll start on-site, codes will be distributed to open up the tournament to online communities too, pitching those in San Diego against players around the world. Finally, feature film animation Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be shown in Marriott Hall Room 4 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina — that's at 9:35pm local time on 25th July, with a Comic-Con pass needed for entry.

Plenty going on with Nintendo at Comic-Con, then, which runs from 24th - 27th July. Nintendo's presence will be in the form of its Gaming Lounge, located in the San Diego Ballroom on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, near the expo venue.

Will you be going to Comic-Con to enjoy the Nintendo lounge, or watching the tournaments online? Let us know.

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User Comments (23)



Tsurii said:

I wish we had cons like this here in Germany. Well..more of them anyway, I think gamescom's still the biggest convention for videogames, but that's the only one we have afaik.
Good for you people in the US (who're able to go there ofc)



Dr_Corndog said:

Interested to see if the Smash Bros. demo is newer than the one used at E3. Hopefully they've taken feedback about landing lag and such and implemented it.



ricklongo said:

Man, they could add a couple minor game announcements to throw us folks at home a bone.



jorgisimo said:

I see Nintendo uses a Lot the twitch channel. They should make a twitch app for the Wii u and 3ds, at least for seeing events like this in the console.



Mega719 said:

Still no Watch Dogs Wii U footage, Ubisoft can't expect us to blindly buy the game



DarkKirby said:

Uh, the ridiculous Free For All format again. The way people play isn't going to change. Realistically the best way to win a stock//time free for all is to just stay out of the battle.

At the very least I hope when it comes down to the 1 vs 1s, the match doesn't go to sudden death if the players are on the same stock but have different percentages and the person with the lower percentage just wins. To have the person losing run away and get an advantage out of it is ridiculous.



Senario said:

@DarkKirby Yeah, this problem of running away is only aggravated by having items and stage hazards on as well. It is unfortunate but that is how it is.



TwilightOniAngel said:

@Mega719 Oobisoft is not going to show footage they really wan't us to buy it for no reason and then when the game sells poorly were going to be blamed. God oobisoft is so nice to us don't you agree old sport?



DarkKirby said:


If Ubisoft even locked the PC version of Watchdogs from the higher graphical settings already in the game so it wouldn't outshine the console versions I don't think the Wii U will be any better than the versions of the game out right now.

Ubisoft's response was PR manure about performance drops with the better graphics on the PC, which is ridiculous considering PC settings have ALWAYS been about adjusting your settings to match what your PC can handle. That, and the game itself was poorly optimized to begin with.



Nazo_no_Hikari said:

Nvm, I wish some of the these events came near Virginia. I understand that Nintendo Of America is in Pacific Region, but seriously, Southeast Regions doesn't even have enough love at all. sigh Looks like I'll have to watch the Comic Con. It'll be kinda stupid that I'll asked my parents to go to California, Because I'm in my early Teens.

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