Comic Con is no longer all about comics… in fact, it sometimes seems like it’s barely about comics anymore, what with all the movies and TV and videogames, but… videogames! And if you’re attending New York Comic Con this weekend, I’ve got some details from Nintendo and Capcom about what they’re offering. So read on so you can plan ahead! (And if you’re not attending, I suppose you could read on and just be jealous…)
Nintendo will be hosting a speaking session of Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS and The Wind Waker HD for Wii U. I’m planning on attending, so I will hopefully see you there! Over at the Nintendo booth (#1436), you’ll be able to get your hands on the brand new 2DS handheld as well as a slew of games that include: Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Bayonetta 2, and Sonic Lost World for the Wii U and Pokémon X/Y, A Link Between Worlds, Mario Party: Island Tour, Sonic Lost World, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and Skylanders SWAP Force for the 3DS.
Over in Room 1E02, Nintendo will be holding Virtual Console game tournaments, and will also offer free play of various eShop indie games. And the main Nintendo Booth will also be hosting an annex of the Nintendo World Store, so you can buy various games, hardware, apparel and merch. This includes the brand new 2DS and Pokémon X/Y when they are released on October 12! (Or you could choose to attend their massive launch event at midnight the evening before at the Nintendo World Store proper!)
Meanwhile, Capcom will be calling booth #1604 home, hosting playable demos of upcoming games like Strider and Dustforce as well as the recently-released DuckTales: Remastered. (Which is coming out on disc on November 12) In addition, they will be hosting the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Lounge where fans of the series can get together and play the game as well as take photos. And I love that they specifically mention that there will be charging stations in the seating area. That’s important!
There will be plenty of other games on display at NYCC 2013, (Sony always has a booth, as does Square Enix and plenty of smaller companies) but this should give you an idea of what to expect from a couple of them. Come back next week and I’ll give you a rundown of the best stuff on offer this year!