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Nintendo Levels Up for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Gaming 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 several of their most popular games.

Fans can stop by the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 (Wednesday Night hours unknown, 10AM-7PM on Thursday-Saturday, and 10AM-5PM on Sunday), to partake in the festivities.

Here, you’ll be able to get hands-on time with Nintendo Switch games like Super Smash Bros. UltimateMario Tennis AcesFIFA 19, and Super Mario Odyssey. Fans can also get their groove on with Just Dance 2019 from Ubisoft, featuring a special dance floor. For preview night badge holders, the fun starts on July 18. Fans will even be able to get a feel of the new Poké Ball Plus controller that will be used with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, launching for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16. In addition to fun games, parents and kids visiting the lounge will be able to take part in a family-friendly challenge in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and take memorable and shareable photos in front of a colorful backdrop inspired by Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

If the line for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is long, you can tweet @NintendoAmerica with the hashtag #BringMeSmash, and one of their roaming team members might see you and give you a golden ticket to skip the line.

The lounge is open to everyone, no badge is required.

Here’s a look at their playable games at the Lounge:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Nintendo
  • Mario Tennis Aces from Nintendo
  • Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe from Nintendo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Nintendo
  • Overcooked! 2 from Team17
  • FIFA 19 from Electronic Arts

Are you excited about the return of the Nintendo Lounge at San Diego Comic-Con? Let us know in the comments.

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