San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo Heading to San Diego Comic-Con

Strange, I have this sudden urge to stop what I’m doing and fly to San Diego. I wonder why?

Nintendo announced in a July 13 release their plans to attend San Diego Comic-Con July 20 to the 23. They will feature games like Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and Pokkén Tournament DX, as well as competitions and giveaways.

The Nintendo booth will only feature Super Mario Odyssey, but Nintendo is renting out the entire Marriott Marquis & Marina ballroom to show off it’s large line up of games. They will also host competitions with prizes to the winners. One such competition is the Play Nintendo Challenge, where contestants play through Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Pokkén to determine a winner. The Play Nintendo Challenge will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on July 20 and July 21, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 23.

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While Comic-Con is a ticketed event, Nintendo’s showcase at Marriott Marquis & Marina ballroom is open to the public!

Games Available at Ballroom During San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo Switch

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 1-2-Switch
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2
  • Pokkén Tournament DX
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 18 from Electronic Arts
  • Super Bomberman R from Konami
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition from Mojang AB

Nintendo 3DS

  • Hey! PIKMIN
  • Miitopia
  • Pokémon Sun
  • Pokémon Moon
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In addition, to celebrate Splatoon 2’s release, Nintendo will have a Splatoon themed photo booth and two professional Splatoon cosplayers.

What do you think of Nintendo’s San Diego Comic-Con presence? Will you try to play some of these games? Let us know by commenting below, and be sure to come back for more news.

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James Peterson

An aspiring digital journalist, James loves Nintendo and Japanese culture. He spent eight years in Japan studying the language and learning about the culture, if not goofing around in Tokyo. Zelda, Pokémon, and Xenoblade are some of his favorite franchises to play.


  • Cool, looking forward!

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    • TheCrazyNintendoMan !

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      • ◮IBO◮

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