Seriously, people, I can't be more excited right now if I was going to meet Professor Layton himself. Nintendo sent out a press release detailing the games they are planning on showing off at New York Comic Con next weekend, and a couple special events. I was just skimming through it until I hit the big news. On October 14, at 8pm, Nintendo is hosting an exclusive screening of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, the animated feature film based on the puzzle game series! There's going to be costumed character appearances, trivia contests and a chance to play the upcoming Professor Layton and the Last Specter. (Although why you'd bother trying it is beyond me because it's going to be the same as all the others -- unless they have a demo of the bonus RPG!) I've been waiting to see this movie for a while, and while VIZ Media is distributing it, it'll be cooler to see on a big screen!
Oh, and if you're a Pokémon fan, the Pokémon Gaming Lounge will be at 508 West 37th Street, one block away from the Javits Center where gamers can play the upcoming Pokémon Rumble Blast for the 3DS before its October 24 release. There will also be a Pokémon photo booth, oversized Pokémon AR cards, special appearances by Pikachu himself, giveaways and other stuff! The Lounge will be free and open to the public, so it sounds like you don't even have to have a Comic Con ticket!
If you just want to play games, they'll have those at their booth. For the 3DS, you can play Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Tetris: Axis, Pokémon Rumble Blast, Shinobi, and Sonic Generations. For the regular DS, you can get your hands on Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Professor Layton and the Last Specter. And for the Wii, they'll be demoing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Fortune Street, Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Skylanders Spyro's Adventure.
But Professor Layton! On the big screen! Woo hoo!