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Nintendo Announces Plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Nintendo just announced their plans for this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The Play Nintendo Family Lounge will take place at the first floor of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (333 W. Harbor Dr.).Plenty of events are planned to get some competitive juices flowing, in addition to community events to bring gamers together. The Play Nintendo Tour, which has been traveling the country all summer, will be integrated into the Play Nintendo Family Lounge. The one-of-a-kind tour offers a fun and engaging way for gamers to experience the hottest Nintendo 3DS games. You’ll be able to hop into a Yoshi egg to play Yoshi’s New Island, recline on a giant banana while checking out Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D or relax in a pink beanbag chair to play Kirby: Planet Robobot. Your inner shutterbug will be in heaven as you take photos next to a huge Kirby figure, beside an oversized Yoshi egg, inside a barrel flanked by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, under a blue Spiny Shell from Mario Kart 7 or next to a giant Poké Ball from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The Play Nintendo Family Lounge will be open to the public July 21-23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The current schedule of events includes the following:

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 12 & Under Tournament (July 23): Nintendo fans that are 12 years old or younger and have parental consent can participate in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at 2 p.m. on July 23. The tournament will be live-streamed on the Nintendo Twitch channel, so even people that can’t be there have a chance to keep an eye on the action. 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 Grand and First Prize winners will each receive a prize pack filled with Nintendo products and merchandise.

  • The Play Nintendo Challenge (July 21-22, July 24): Play through three elimination rounds composed of three different Wii U games (Splatoon,Mario Kart 8 and Pokkén Tournament) in a group to see if you can emerge victorious! Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Play Nintendo Challenge runs all day and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Winners will receive an exclusive champion Nintendo T-shirt. Players who participate may receive other giveaways while supplies last based on how far they make it in the challenge.

  • YO-KAI WATCH Voice Actor Event (July 22): Actors Alicyn Packard, J.W. Terry and Melissa Hutchison, who provide the voices for Jibanyan, Whisper and Komasan, respectively, in the YO-KAI WATCH video game and animated TV series, will be conducting a Q&A session, doing live voice demos and a table read of a scene from Season 2 of the animated TV series from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT. Select attendees will also have an opportunity to receive an autograph or take photos with the actors.

  • Pokémon Fan Gathering Area (July 21-24): Meet up with fellow Pokémon fans to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon with Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, and pick up some cool swag (while supplies last) and relax in our Pokémon gaming zone. The gathering area will be open during show hours.

  • Photo Opportunities (July 21-24): At various times during all four days, popular characters like Mario, Luigi, Pikachu, Kirby and Jibanyan from theYO-KAI WATCH series will make surprise appearances to take photos with fans.

And, of course, there will be playable Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games available during all days of the convention. These include: Nintendo 3DS

  • Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom – Launching July 15

  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force – Launching Aug. 19

  • Style Savvy: Fashion Forward – Launching Aug. 19

  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice from SEGA – Launching Sept. 27

  • YO-KAI WATCH 2 – Launching Sept. 30

  • YO-KAI WATCH – Now available

  • Yoshi’s New Island – Now available

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – Now available

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot – Now available

  • Mario Kart 7 – Now available

  • Pokémon Omega Ruby / Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Now available

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Now available

Wii U

  • Splatoon – Now available

  • Mario Kart 8 – Now available

  • Pokkén Tournament – Now available

On the San Diego Comic-Con show floor, attendees with a badge will be able to get inked by playing a variety of modes in the Splatoon game from July 21 to July 24 at the Nintendo booth (BOOTH #235).

  • Splatoon Multiplayer Battles (July 21-24): Fans of the kid or squid variety can show off their Splatoon skills in 4v4 multiplayer matches throughout the day.

  • Splatoon Splatfest (July 22-23): On Friday and Saturday, come enjoy the last Splatfest competition by battling for Callie or Marie in Splatoon.

  • Splatoon amiibo Challenges (July 21-24): Get an up-close view of the latest amiibo lineup for Splatoon and experience the challenges and bonus content that they unlock.

Source: Nintendo PR

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