The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Other Top 2011 Releases to Make Public Playable Debut at Leading Pop-Culture Event
REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2011 – Nintendo is returning to Comic-Con in San Diego this year, and fans will have a lot to get excited about. In addition to top Nintendo 3DS™ games releasing this holiday season such as Super Mario™, Mario Kart™ and Kid Icarus™: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword for Wii™ will make its public playable debut in North America, letting players experience Link’s latest motion-controlled adventure firsthand. In addition to Nintendo’s booth at the show (#5135), multiple activities will take place at a special Nintendo Gaming Lounge for Comic-Con attendees in the San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.
Games that are scheduled to be playable at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge include:
Nintendo DS™ family of systems:
To celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system, the upcoming launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Nintendo has commissioned an artist to create a large chalk drawing. The piece will be created on-site over several days at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, with an artist detailing the design throughout the event. Fans are encouraged to stop by frequently to check on its progress.
Pokémon™ fans are invited to a special meet-up event from 4-6 p.m. on July 21 at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. There they can battle and trade with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games. Nintendo 3DS owners with the Pokédex 3D application will be able to exchange Pokémon data with other users and interact with a giant Pokémon AR marker of Legendary Pokémon Reshiram. Also while supplies last, attendees can enjoy Pokémon giveaways, including a set of three Pokémon AR marker cards, pins, Pokémon cinch sacks and Pokédex 3D T-shirts.
Visitors to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge can also take advantage of other fun activities and daily giveaways (while supplies last) such as collectible Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards, posing for 3D photos in an oversized AR Card gallery, sharing StreetPass™ data with other Nintendo 3DS users and downloadable treasure maps for DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.
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