Nintendo sent out a press release announcing that Comic-Con visitors and Southern California residents will have the chance to play a giant assortment of upcoming games starring celebrated characters like Mario or Link. People will be able to enjoy hands-on time with games like Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U, as well as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS. In addition, Nintendo is hosting a variety of activities, including giveaways for The Wonderful 101 and one-of-a-kind experiences celebrating the Year of Luigi (available while supplies last).
Nintendo will have a presence in two locations during Comic-Con. The first is on the show floor in the San Diego Convention Center, where the focus will be on Pikmin 3 for Wii U, with game-play kiosks and unique photo opportunities.
Visitors who do not have a Comic-Con badge can still join in the Nintendo fun by visiting the huge Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the adjacent San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel.