San Diego Comic Con is starting up very soon, and from July 20 through July 23, you can hang out in San Diego with Nintendo and all the activities the company has planned for fans. There’s going to be a decidedly larger presence from Nintendo in SDCC this year, with a playable version of Super Mario Odyssey at the SDCC booth as well as an enormous ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina transformed into a “Nintendo paradise.”
The ballroom will house games like Splatoon 2 and Pokken Tournament DX as well as the upcoming Flip Wars, which is headed to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch on August 10. Several different 3DS games will be on offer as well, playable on the New Nintendo 2DS XL before it officially releases later this year. You can play the games and engage in competitions to potentially win Nintendo-themed prizes, such as a possible Super NES Classic Edition. There’ll even be Splatoon 2-themed competitions and cosplayers to take photos with.
If you’re more interested in competing with other fans, you can take part in the Play Nintendo Challenge, where you can square off against others in a Turf War match in Splatoon 2. There’s plenty to do, it sounds like, so if you’re going to be in town and planning on checking out SDCC as it is, you’ll want to make it your business to stop by what Nintendo has planned, especially if you can’t wait to get your hands on Super Mario Odyssey. October sure does seem a long way away when you think about how long you have to wait to play that game.