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Nintendo Powers Up for Comic-Con 2015

BN4IzooMSsQ3BSZAXY9M2CYMn71n9-qrGaming giant Nintendo has had a strong presence at San Diego Comic-Con for years, with its Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina. Attendees will be pleased to learn that it’s coming back, and Nintendo plans to power up unreleased playable games, fan tournaments, game demonstrations, and more.

Fans can stop by the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 from 10am-7pm, or Sunday, July 12 from 10AM-5PM, to partake in the festivities.

Nintendo will feature unreleased playable Nintendo games, including Super Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U game that lets players play, creature, and share their own Super Mario Bros.-themed levels using environments, power-ups, and characters from the original Super Mario Bros. They’ll also have Yoshi’s Woolly World, Skylanders SuperChargers, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash.

In addition, Nintendo will host multiple tournaments all week for Splatoon, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Omega Ruby, and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire – including a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Championship Tournament for kids 12 and under at 11AM on Saturday (or all ages on Friday). 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.

They’ll also have 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.

Here’s a look at the tournament schedule:

Game Date Registration Time Age Restriction

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

July 10 9-11 a.m. All ages

July 11 9-11 a.m. Under 13


Pokémon trainers of all ages can show off their skills in a tournament featuring Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The one-day-only tournament takes place on July 12 and winners will receive a New Nintendo 3DS XL system and five Pokémon amiibo figures (Charizard, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucario and Pikachu).

Game Date Registration Time Age Restriction

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

July 12 9-11 a.m. Under 12

9-11 a.m. 13 and over


Fans looking to ink their way to victory and win a Splatoon hat and the Splatoon amiibo three-pack will have their chance in a series of Splatoon mini-tournaments on July 9 and July 12:

Game Date Registration Time Age Restriction


July 9 9-11 a.m. All ages

July 12 9-11 a.m. All ages


Fans that visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Sunday, July 12, will have the opportunity to compete for entries for drawings to win collectible figures featured in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Little Battlers eXperience:

Game Date Registration Times Age Restriction

Little Battlers eXperience July 9-11 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. All ages

July 12 12 p.m., 3 p.m. All ages

All tournament participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

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