Nintendo Smashes into San Diego Comic-Con with Amazing Games and Activities for Fans

  Nintendo Smashes into San Diego Comic-Con with Amazing Games and Activities
  for Fans

Tournaments, Live Stream and First Hands-On Game-Play Opportunities Bring the
                   Fun to Fans Both On-Site and Nationwide

Comic-Con 2014

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- July 17, 2014

Nintendo is heading to Comic-Con in San Diego to bring a collection of fun
games and engaging events directly to fans. Visitors will be able to enjoy
hands-on time with Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well
as additional upcoming 2014 games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Add to this an exciting multiday stream of
live game-play challenges on the Nintendo Twitch channel and a host of other
fun activities, and you have Nintendo’s biggest presence at Comic-Con ever.

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for Super Smash Bros. for
Nintendo 3DS at San Die ...

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for Super Smash Bros. for
Nintendo 3DS at San Diego Comic-Con. (Photo: Business Wire)

“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,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of
America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “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.”

Nintendo’s hub at San Diego Comic-Con will be located at the Nintendo Gaming
Lounge on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel, an area open
to the general public, so even fans who don’t have a Comic-Con badge can get
in on the fun. The playable games scheduled to appear include:

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)

Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will also be able to view a display of
amiibo, figures modeled after Nintendo characters that will interact with
compatible Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. A special area themed after Tomodachi
Life will also be available, where visitors can recharge their minds, bodies
and Nintendo 3DS systems. In addition to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, Nintendo
will have a booth at the San Diego Convention Center dedicated entirely to
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

On July 25 and July 26, Nintendo will stream Nintendo Challenge Live, a stage
show hosted from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge that features intense tournament
competition and awesome game-play challenges from some of the hottest upcoming
games on Nintendo platforms. Fans can open their browsers to to catch all of the action and stick around for
hours to soak in all the festivities.

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros.
for Nintendo 3DS game. Tournament slots are limited for the one-day event, and
fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come,
first-served basis. The full tournament will be streamed at The tournament will be conducted using the E3
version of the game. This version represents a game still in development and
may not represent the final quality and balance of the game, which launches on
Oct. 3.

Mario Kart 8 is already one of the best-selling Wii U games of all time, and
the love for the game and franchise will be well-represented at Comic-Con.
Racers who visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be able to compete in local
Mario Kart 8 competitions. The bracket-style competitions will pit 32 players
against each other. The winner of each local competition will then be invited
to take on racers around the world using the online tournament feature of
Mario Kart 8. Players at home can join the online tournaments with a chance to
face off against the local champions. The online tournament codes and schedule
will be announced via Nintendo’s social media channels in the future.

Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 aren’t the only franchises with unique
activities at Comic-Con. Bayonetta fans will want to make sure they mark their
calendars for a screening of the new animated film Bayonetta: Bloody Fate from
FUNimation Entertainment. The stylized animated movie follows the powerful
witch Bayonetta as she battles the forces of heaven to regain her memory. The
feature film will screen Friday, July 25, at 9:35 p.m. PT in Marriott Hall
Room 4 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel. (A San Diego Comic-Con badge is
required for entry.)

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge is located in the San Diego Ballroom on the first
floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel at 333 W. Harbor Drive, San
Diego, CA, 92101. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be open to the public from
10 a.m.-7 p.m. PT Thursday, July 24, to Saturday, July 26, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
PT Sunday, July 27. The Nintendo booth (No. 235) is located at the San Diego
Convention Center at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101.

For more information about Nintendo, visit

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systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
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Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
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