Charles Martinet will appear as a guest at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con, which is set to take place in November. The voice of Mario himself has appeared in several Comic Con conventions in the past, including the recent Comic-Con International in San Diego, where attendees had a chance to meet Martinet and have him distribute signatures.
Nintendo is headed to Comic-Con in San Diego with a wide variety of fun games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and multiple fan tournaments for games like Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fans of all ages are encouraged to visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina (333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101), directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, from July 9 to July 12 to add a little Nintendo magic to their Comic-Con adventure. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature many unreleased playable Nintendo video games, including Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Skylanders SuperChargers from Activision for the Wii U console, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash for the Nintendo 3DS system. The lounge will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9-11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 12. San Diego Comic-Con attendees with a show badge can also visit Nintendo’s booth (No. 235) in the San Diego Convention Center to view a display of almost all released and upcoming amiibo figures.
“Our fans can now take some of the great new games we showcased at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles for a test spin,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “And with many of these games launching this year, it’s the perfect time to be a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owner.”
The Nintendo Gaming Lounge serves as an oasis for both Comic-Con attendees and local Southern California residents looking for a fun place to take their families and to see what is on the horizon from Nintendo. One of the playable games highlighted in the lounge is Super Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U game that lets players play, create and share their own Super Mario Bros.-themed levels using environments, power-ups and characters from the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U games. Super Mario Makerwas well-received at the recent E3 expo, receiving more than 20 awards from critics. Visitors can also view a stage show in which members of the Nintendo Treehouse will demonstrate the game’s features, including level-creation techniques that will help people easily create custom levels in the game to share with friends. Nintendo Gaming Lounge attendees can even meet the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. More information about the schedule of Charles Martinet activities will be shared in the future.
Nintendo will host multiple tournaments for Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. On Saturday, July 11, Nintendo will host its first-ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii UChampionship Tournament for kids 12 and under. The winner of this tournament will receive an amiibo prize pack containing Ness, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, Robin, Lucina and Mario – Gold Edition amiibo figures. Nintendo will also host a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U amiibo team competition along with two divisions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire tournaments, as well as additional competitive activities featuring Splatoon and Little Battlers eXperience, an upcoming Nintendo 3DS game that is playable for the first time in the U.S. at Comic-Con.
Nintendo has teased that a “few special surprises” regarding the next Super Smash Bros. will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. The company is also planning to host the first-ever tournament for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS during the upcoming convention, which runs from July 24th to July 27th. The fighting game tourney will be live-streamed on Nintendo’s Twitch page.
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 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:
- 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
- THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL from Square Enix, Inc.
- Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games (Nintendo eShop)
- Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Ltd. (Nintendo eShop)
- 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 http://www.twitch.tv/nintendo 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 athttp://www.twitch.tv/nintendo. 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 ofMario 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.
Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Fans are invited to come to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center) for a chance to participate.
Starting at noon, there will be a preliminary round in which groups of four competitors battle it out, with the winner advancing. During the finals, players will duke it out one-on-one to determine the top smasher. Tournament slots are limited, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
For fans not able to attend San Diego Comic-Con, tournament action will be streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel. Additional Nintendo Gaming Lounge activities will be announced in the future.
Nintendo Online Store will host a pop-up shop at MCM London Comic Con this year. Nintendo fans will be able get their hands on official goodies and merchandise, as well as lots of other exciting cool stuff, at MCM London Comic Con from Friday 23rd May until Sunday 25th May, at EXCEL London, Royal Victoria Docks.
Items available to buy across the weekend at MCM London Comic Con are exclusive to the Official Nintendo Online Store and include Nintendo t-shirts, such as a Mario men’s and women’s t-shirts, Bullet Bill and Flower Power t-shirts, posters, bags, games, console bundles, game guides, console accessories such as the Mario and Luigi wheel for the Wii U and you can pre-order Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Guests can take advantage of exclusive items including the 27” Ganondorf figure from The Legend of Zelda series, 14” Zero Suit Samus figure from the Metroid series, 22” Tanooki Mario figure from the Super Mario franchise and 8-bit pixel Mario and Luigi cases.
As well as being able to get hold of exclusive items from the Official Nintendo Online store, guests will also be able to play Mario Kart 8, a week before the official launch date in the UK.
To get Nintendo fans in the mood for the launch of Mario Kart 8, guests can take part in exclusive mini tournaments – being held only at MCM London Comic Con – across the weekend, with the chance to be crowned the best racer! Mario Kart enthusiasts will also be able to pre-order Mario Red or Luigi Green Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles, to receive a free special L cup trophy, from Mario Kart 7, only available when they pre-order at MCM London Comic Con.
If you already own a Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS then make sure you bring your console along to MCM London Comic Con as you will not only be able to increase your StreetPass hits and help complete your achievements but also swap friend codes with other Nintendo fans
Eiji Aonuma’s New York Comic-Con presentation on A Link Between Worlds is beginning to reach legendary status. Nintendo has finally released an official video of the event, hosted by Krysta from Nintendo Minute. Aonuma infamously revealed many details about the game at the event, including a hint that info regarding a Majora’s Mask re-release may be hidden in the game. One interesting segment shows the differences between the 2D and 3D versions of the overworld map imported into A Link Between Worlds from A Link To the Past, with Aonuma admitting that he worked on the conversion to 3D himself because no developers were ready to work on the project yet at that point. A Link Between Worlds will launch on November 22nd.