Nintendo bringing 3DS XL but not Wii U to Comic-Con 2012

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will mark the first public hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS XL, but the company isn't bringing the Wii U to the show.

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will mark the first public hands-on in the US with the Nintendo 3DS XL, the company announced today.

Nintendo is supplementing its booth on the show floor (#5135) with a Nintendo Gaming Lounge, which will be located in the San Diego Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel, right next door to the convention. The Lounge is open to the public — you don't even need a Comic-Con badge to get in.

Wii, 3DS, and DS games will be shown at Nintendo's booth and in the Lounge, but curiously, the company will not have the Wii U — which is due out this fall — available to play.

Check out the full list of playable games below.

Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL

  • 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 [Dream Drop Distance]
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Nintendo DS


  • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
  • Just Dance 4

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