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San Diego Comic-Con 2017

At New York Comic-Con yesterday, Akira Himekawa hosted a special panel. It was dedicated almost entirely to their work on The Legend of Zelda manga. If you’re interested in watching the full panel, you can do so below.

At Comic-Con last month, Nintendo promoted the launch of Splatoon 2 with a little Inkling cosplay. Check out the full recap below.


At San Diego Comic-Con last week, SEGA hosted a special behind the scenes panel for Sonic Mania. Many fans were unable to attend, but thanks to a recording, the full event is now available for viewing. Check it out below.

At San Diego Comic-Con last week, Marvel featured LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 during its official live stream with a game demo. Watch the recording below for the latest footage.

Nintendo had plenty of Splatoon 2-related activities taking place at San Digeo Comic-Con 2017 last week. The company recaps everything that took place in the video below.


Jakks Pacific held a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today. During the event, the company offered a look at what’s to come in the World of Nintendo line.

Here’s a recap as reported by Video Game Memorabilia Museum:

  • Acorn Plains Diorama set including Mario, Goomba, Toad, Bullet Bill, and a Super Mushroom. The Bill Blaster and Piranha Plant are part of the packaging – out now only at Toys R Us
  • Previously mentioned Peach’s Castle playset with Bowser – out now
  • Mario, Toad and Luigi “Power Racers” from Mario Kart 8 – Holiday 2017
  • BotW bow and arrow set – out now
  • Gamestop Exclusive Themed multi-packs – Mario with enemies, Zelda-themed set – all previously released – Fall 2017
  • Target exclusive 8-bit pack – all previously released just different packaging – out now
  • Exclusive Walgreens 2.5″ set includes “Gravity Suit Samus” (but Phazon shown”), Inkling Boy, Invincible Mario, and a Gold Wario. Will Gold Mario be different than Trophy Wario? Says “Coming Soon”
  • Showed Wave 10 again?
  • Wave 11 with BotW Link, Mario Maker Mario, Iggy, Luigi, and Yellow Yoshi
  • Showed previously announced wave 12 of 2.5″ figures (set with Dr. Mario) – have “limited articulation”?
  • Wave 13 of the 2.5″ line will have 8-bit Mario, Inkling Boy, Glowing Baby Yellow Yoshi, 8-bit Peach, Toad, Green Yoshi, and Samus
  • 7.5″ Wave 12 plushes have Mario, Ice Luigi, and a Koopa Troopa
  • 7.5″ Wave 13 plushes include Running Mario, Baby Blue Yoshi, and Red Koopa Paratroopa
  • Wave 2 of the Hanger Plushes will have Mario, Luigi, Goomba, and Princess Peach (though Toad was shown) – out in the Fall
  • Wave 3 of the Tape Racers have Mario with Mushroom Gorge tape, Luigi with Rainbow Road tape, Yoshi with Alpine Pass tape, and Blue Shell with Cheep Cheep Beach tape – out in the Fall
  • Rounded out presentation with the Splatoon Blasters already on shelves.

There are also these images taken at the presentation:

Square Enix announced its lineup for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 today. The publisher will have three titles on display, one of which is in development for a Nintendo platform.

The Switch RPG Lost Sphear, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be playable. Each title will be located at booth #3829. For Lost Sphear, this will be the first-ever hands-on opportunity for the general public.

Aside from the playable games, the Square Enix Members team will be on site to host a text message sweepstakes for exclusive Members Reward items. Sweepstakes are held every day, so be sure to stop by daily for your chance to win. Those who sign up will also walk away with free giveaways throughout the entire show.

Source: Square Enix PR

Gaming will have a pretty strong presence at San Diego Comic-Con next week. A number of panels are being held, including some that may pique your interest.

Sonic Mania, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Jakks Pacific, and the Castlevania Netflix animated series will be featuring special sessions at the show. For the Sonic Mania panel, fans will be treated to “new insights about the game.” LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2’s session will have reveals, not to mention a new trailer.

We’ve rounded up information about the panels having some relation to Nintendo below.

Nintendo has announced its plans for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Fans at the expo or close to the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel can check out the company’s various offerings.

Those who stop by the ballroom can play games like Splatoon 2, Pokken Tournament DX, and Flip Wars. The New 2DS XL will be on hand as well. Competitions sponsored by Nintendo are also planned with prizes, along with a look at the Super NES Classic Edition hardware and Splatoon 2 game-themed activities.

Super Mario Odyssey will be playable at the San Diego Convention Center. While that game won’t be at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, many other titles will be present including:

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