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No Booth for Nintendo at New York Comic Con 2014

by Neal Ronaghan - September 29, 2014, 5:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

There will be a Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York City that weekend, though.

Nintendo of America will not have a booth at New York Comic Con, a company representative confirmed to us today.

In lieu of their appearance at the event, which runs from October 9 to October 12, the company will be hosting a Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at Nintendo World Store in New York City on October 11. The tournament will be streamed online, but to be an entrant, you need to win one of the tournaments at 16 different stores scattered across the country.

Nintendo has had a presence at the past four New York Comic Cons. Last year, Zelda series Producer Eiji Aonuma appeared on a panel related to then upcoming release The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. In other years, they've hosted Pokémon launch parties, Professor Layton movie screenings, and large booths containing all of their holiday releases.

After skipping PAX East early this year, Nintendo of America had a major presence at San Diego Comic-Con and PAX Prime.

Around PAX East, Nintendo of America sent out this statement: "Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key component of our approach. That doesn’t include PAX East this year, but we will offer our fans a variety of opportunities to get their hands on Nintendo products in 2014. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information about where we’ll be and what you can play."


pokepal148September 29, 2014

inb4 ian sane and possibly broodwars overreact and try to rant about it as if it's a big deal.

EasyCureSeptember 30, 2014

Not a big deal, but I'm personally disapointed. I skipped their booth last year because the lines were too long just to play DK: Tropical Freeze and Mario 3D World, but because I skipped it I missed getting free cat ears!

I'm going 2 of the 4 days this year, and now that I have some con experience under my belt I was hoping to stop by and see what they had to offer this year. Guess I'll just use that time to drool over cosplay models.

CericSeptember 30, 2014

How far is the Nintendo World Store from Comicon?  I mean if its not that far it probably wasn't deemed having a big enough return for the extra cost and work.  As long as they pick the area's well there current idea may for the local aspect.

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