After Nintendo put on a fantastic show at E3, many thought that would it be the highlight of the presentations this year. However, it looks like the E3 extravaganza was just the beginning. Nintendo appears to be bringing a huge showcase to San Diego Comic-Con, including Super Mario Maker 2, complete with a custom Southwest Airlines course.
Nintendo’s hype train was set in motion on Wednesday when passengers onboard a Southwest Airline flight from Dallas to San Diego got a huge surprise. All those traveling, most of whom were en-route to SDCC, found slips of paper on their seats telling them they had won a “perfect travel companion” - a Nintendo Switch.
The consoles came pre-loaded with Super Mario Maker 2, which included a custom Southwest Airlines course. The course will be available at SDCC during open gameplay sessions on July 18-19. On July 20, fans can play other Super Mario Maker 2 courses and enter for a chance to win. The prize includes a Nintendo Switch, digital version of Super Mario Maker 2, and a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card.
This is just one of the many events Nintendo has planned. It is also bringing playable demos of upcoming Pokémon titles, Sword & Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt Of The Necrodancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda.
Clips of Marvel Ultimate Alliance will also be shown during the Marvel Games panel on July 18 at 1:30 pm in Hall H.
The gummies are produced by luxury candy boutique Sugarfina and include six characters inspired Candy Cubes. A collector’s edition gift set will feature a three-piece Nintendo Entertainment System Console Candy Bento Box and matching two-piece Controller Candy Bento Box.
Die-cast Hot Wheels karts will be available to play with in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. Inspired by iconic courses, they are a Hot Wheels version of the popular game.
Nintendo is also promising photo ops, featuring elements from popular Nintendo titles, including the return of the Gooigi figure.
Nintendo is based in the San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina, which is close to the main convention centre. San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 18-21.