Comic-Con International is once again underway in sunny San Diego, California. Like many years prior, Nintendo has brought with it some heavy-hitting game demos, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Tennis Aces among this year’s exciting lineup.
“San Diego Comic-Con is a great opportunity to welcome new fans into the Nintendo family and for some of our biggest fans to interact with Nintendo in fun and creative ways,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, in a recent press release. “This year we’re really excited to see fans play the newly announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
For those who want to cut the line to play Ultimate, Nintendo reps will be watching for fans who tweet #BringMeSmash to the official Nintendo of America Twitter handle. Nintendo has also once again taken over a ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina next door to the convention center. Entry is free for everyone, so even if you weren’t lucky enough to score a badge to the con itself, you can still take part in the festivities. The sprawling layout and party-like atmosphere make this literal lounge a perfect place to beat the heat and test out some great Nintendo titles. Here’s a complete list of games attendees are able to play this weekend:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Overcooked! 2
- FIFA 19
Nintendo will also be hosting two tournaments: a 64-player Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Arcadian Teen Tournament, and a family-friendly Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze competition, both yielding great prizes for participants.
San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Wednesday for Preview Night, where a limited number of attendees were granted entry for a first look at the show floor, and continues through Sunday July 22. If you’re in the area and have some free time, be sure to check out the Nintendo Gaming Lounge to get your hands on some great games!