Nintendo Will Have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo has revealed its plans for SDCC 2018 and they definitely include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will be playable alongside other Switch titles in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. The lounge will be located in the San Diego ballroom of the Marriott Marquis & Marina adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. Other games such as  Mario Tennis Aces, FIFA 19, and Super Mario Odyssey will also be available to play at the show. There will be a special Just Dance 2019 dance floor at the venue, and fans will get to try out the new Poke Ball Plus controller with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, launching for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16. Finally, families will be able to take on a special challenge in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, as well as take shareable photos in front of a backdrop inspired by Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

For all of the official details you can check out the press release below.

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Fans who want a chance to skip the lines to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can tweet the Nintendo of America Twitter account (@NintendoAmerica) with the hashtag #BringMeSmash. If one of Nintendo’s roaming teams sees the tweet, they might show up with a golden ticket to allow the tweeter to skip the lines and get hands-on time with the game in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. For fans ages 13-19, Nintendo will also host a fun 64-player Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Arcadian Teen Tournament on Saturday, July 21*. Teens can sign up to participate at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. Contestants will win prizes for participating and winning.

“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. “This year we’re really excited to see fans play the newly announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We encourage fans of all ages to bring their friends and families to experience what Nintendo has to offer this year.”

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the Marriott Marquis & Marina has no entry fee and is open to everyone. To celebrate San Diego Comic-Con’s Family Day on Sunday, Nintendo is offering a challenge specifically for families. In the lounge, Nintendo is hosting a family tournament** for parents and their kids to pair up and compete against other families for the fastest times on the leaderboards in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch. The top eight on the leaderboard at the end of the tournament will receive a prize package that includes games and other Donkey Kong memorabilia. Families can sign up and compete for the tournament on-site anytime on Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PT.

Nintendo Switch games scheduled to be playable in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge include:

  • 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

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge is located in the San Diego ballroom of the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT July 19-21, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on July 22.


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