Nintendo announces Comic-Con 2012 lineup

Nintendo this morning revealed what they’ll be showing off at Comic-Con 2012 this week, with clearly the “biggest” being the Nintendo 3DS XL.  Games on display will include New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi?s Mansion: Dark Moon, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and others.

Besides the actual Comic-Con booth, Nintendo will also be running a public Nintendo Gaming Lounge right next door that will provide fans with a chance to take part in events and check out upcoming and new games and hardware such as the 3DS XL.

Read on for the details.

At this year?s Comic-Con International 2012 event taking place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, members of the general public will enjoy an early chance to get their hands on Nintendo 3DS XL, a new version of the Nintendo 3DS system with 90 percent larger screens that launches Aug. 19.

In addition to Nintendo?s booth at the show (#5135), multiple activities will take place at a special Nintendo Gaming Lounge in the San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. A Comic-Con badge is not required to gain entry to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge.

Games that are scheduled to be playable at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge include:

Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Luigi?s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ? Mirror of Fate (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.)
  • HEROES OF RUIN (Square Enix)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (Square Enix)
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Nintendo DS family

  • Pok?mon Conquest


  • Kirby?s Dream Collection: Special Edition
  • Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)

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