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Nintendo Charges Into Comic-Con With a Super-Powered Collection of Fun Games



  Nintendo Charges Into Comic-Con With a Super-Powered Collection of Fun Games

    New Entries in the Mario, Zelda, Pikmin and Donkey Kong Series Will Be
                                   Playable

Comic-Con 2013

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- July 15, 2013

Walking into Comic-Con, it’s not uncommon to be surrounded by people dressed
as Mario, Link and other Nintendo video game legends. These iconic characters,
and the games they star in, are beloved by generations of video game fans.
This year, Nintendo is giving Comic-Con visitors and Southern California
residents the chance to play a giant assortment of upcoming games starring
these celebrated characters. People will be able to enjoy hands-on time with
games like Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical
Freeze for Wii U, as well as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and The Legend of
Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS. In addition, Nintendo is
hosting a variety of fun activities, including giveaways for The Wonderful 101
and one-of-a-kind experiences celebrating the Year of Luigi (available while
supplies last).

“Comic-Con gives us a chance to interact with thousands of current and future
Nintendo fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice
president of Sales & Marketing. “We have fun games and activities for
everyone, and Comic-Con will be the first time for many people to see how
these games play in person.”

Nintendo will have a presence in two locations during Comic-Con. The first is
on the show floor in the San Diego Convention Center, where the focus will be
on Pikmin 3 for Wii U, with game-play kiosks and unique photo opportunities.

Visitors who do not have a Comic-Con badge can still join in the Nintendo fun
by visiting the huge Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the adjacent San Diego Marriott
Marquis & Marina hotel. The list of playable games scheduled to appear
includes:

Wii U

  * The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from Nintendo
  * Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Nintendo
  * Super Mario 3D World from Nintendo
  * Pikmin 3 from Nintendo
  * New Super Luigi U from Nintendo
  * Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Nintendo
  * Rayman Legends from Ubisoft
  * Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision
  * Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive
  * Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  * The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games
  * Bayonetta 2 from Platinum Games
  * Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft

Nintendo 3DS

  * Yoshi’s New Island from Nintendo
  * The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from Nintendo
  * Mario & Luigi: Dream Team from Nintendo
  * Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from Nintendo
  * Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  * Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)
  * Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from Warner Bros. Interactive
    Entertainment

In addition to all of these games, visitors to the Nintendo booth and Gaming
Lounge will encounter a host of fun activities. Attendees that stop by both
the Nintendo booth at the convention center and the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at
the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel will receive a mask (while supplies last)
designed to resemble the masks worn by the heroes of The Wonderful 101. Fans
who dress up like the characters from The Wonderful 101 will be have a chance
to win a Wii U system and copy of the game when it launches on Sept. 15. And
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, Nintendo invites everyone who is dressed up or
wearing a mask to gather for a group photo.

To get all those Pokémon trainers-in-the-making ready for the upcoming
releases of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS, a Pokémon-themed area
will be set up in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge to allow visitors to relax, take
photos with the Pikachu costumed character and participate in giveaways.

The yearlong celebration of the Year of Luigi will also continue at the show.
Not only will visitors be able to play New Super Luigi U for Wii U and Mario &
Luigi: Dream Team for Nintendo 3DS, but the Luigi costumed character also will
be available to take memorable photos with visitors. Visitors will also be
able to collect fun items such as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pillow cases,
Luigi hats and Year of Luigi coins (while supplies last), as well as sign the
giant Luigi yearbook, a memento chronicling Luigi’s 30 years in video games.

The Nintendo booth (No. 235) is located at the San Diego Convention Center at
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge is
located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel at 333 W.
Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games TM IOC/SOCHI2014/USOC
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copied, republished, stored in a retrieval system or otherwise reproduced or
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without the prior written consent of the IOC.

All other trademarks and copyrights are properties of their respective owners.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 654 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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