comiccon Nintendo to showcase 3DS XL and games at Comic Con 2012

Nintendo is to showcase the 3DS XL handheld console and a number of games for the 3DS and Wii at Comic-Con 2012 later this week.

Nintendo is to showcase the 3DS XL handheld console and a number of games for the 3DS and Wii at Comic-Con 2012 later this week.

 
The gaming company announced the 3DS XL, which features a screen that is 90 percent larger than standard versions, in late June, but this event will give the public a chance to try it out before its launch on 19 August.
 
Nintendo  also plans to show off a large number of upcoming games for the 3DS and 3DS XL at booth #5135 and at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge, which the company will be hosting at the San Diego Ballroom near the Comic-Con event.
 
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The game lineup includes: New Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Heroes of Ruin, Kingdom Hearts 3D, and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Some footage and trailers of these can be seen here.
 
Other games that will be available to try out will include Pokémon Conquest for the DS, and Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition and Just Dance 4 for the Wii. There is no word on the possibility of the Wii U being available for demos, but we expect Nintendo might have a few surprises up its sleeves.
 
Comic-Con runs from 12-15 July. Those wishing to attend the Nintendo Gaming Lounge do not require a Comic-Con badge to gain entry.