Episode 49: The Adventures of Comic-Con 2013

On July 28, 2013 by Jason Rechtman, Angel Salado, and Kevin Gomez

Episode 49: The Adventures of Comic-Con 2013

Some people go to Comic-Con for the comics. Others go for the movie and television news. Us? We go for the video games. It’s impressions galore in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast as we go hands-on with the many Wii U and 3DS games that were on display, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Yoshi’s New Island, Bayonetta 2, Sonic Lost World, and Disney Infinity. And that’s just the beginning! We then dive into the latest news from both Comic-Con and beyond, covering the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, Activision’s renewed commitment to the Wii U, and the recent 3DS sales surge. We conclude with full impressions of StreetPass Plaza’s four DLC games, which we put through their paces in the midst of all the Comic-Con chaos.

But wait, there’s more: we’re also hosting a special giveaway! You can win a Comic-Con exclusive Pikmin 3 shirt (pictured below) that was only given out at Nintendo’s Gaming Lounge. The shirt not only features Pikmin artwork, but is also branded with a “Comic-Con Exclusive” emblem on its sleeve. To enter, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this page telling us which upcoming Wii U or 3DS game you’re most excited about. We’ll announce the randomly-chosen winner in our next episode, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo so you don’t miss it.

As always, the links below provide more information on all the games and news discussed in this episode. Time stamps are listed next to each link, making it easy to find the segments that most interest you. You can also view pictures of the many Comic-Con sights in our gallery, Extra: Comic-Con 2013 in Photos. Enjoy the episode!



Enter to win this Pikmin 3 shirt, which features a Pikmin on the front (left), a Comic-Con exclusive logo on the sleeve (middle), and a Pikmin 3 logo on the back (right).

Win this Comic-Con exclusive Pikmin 3 shirt just by telling us which game you’re most excited about!

Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on July 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on August 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may only enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. Any additional entries that a given visitor makes will be disqualified. One (1) commenter will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) special edition Pikmin 3 shirt given away by Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con (size: Medium). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winners will be chosen at random on August 10, 2013, announced in Episode 50 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

17 Responses to “Episode 49: The Adventures of Comic-Con 2013”

  • Fabian wrote on July 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm:

    Super Mario world, Mario kart, and super smash bros. All will live up to the hype

  • jhemps wrote on July 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm:

    I’m most excited about A Link Between Worlds. I think Nintendo’s making a smart decision to move beloved old-school game mechanics into the new generation. Controls will be tight, graphics will be crisp and vibrant, and this game will be the catalyst to bringing Nintendo’s finest work yet to life on their current generation of consoles. Pay attention folks, it looks like Nintendo is finally listening to those of us raised on 16 bits of PLAYING IT LOUD! (Have you downloaded earthbound yet?)

  • Brent Harwood wrote on July 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm:

    I’m looking forward to Yoshi on the 3ds because of all the fond memories back on the gameboy 🙂 plus who could say no to a little cute dino?

  • Guster Stark wrote on July 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm:

    hmmmm Dream Team looks interesting, i loved how bowsers inside story was so i have my hopes up!

  • JaxonH wrote on July 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm:

    How can I choose just one?! It’s a tie among Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Zelda Windwaker HD, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Smash Bros 4, Bayonetta 2, X, Mario Kart 8, Mario & Luigi Dream Team, and Zelda Link Between Worlds. There you have it 🙂

  • JaxonH wrote on July 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm:

    Oh, and how could I forget- Sonic Lost World, Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham Origins and Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut are also among my most anticipated titles.

  • Vince Salce wrote on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 am:

    Looking forward to Zelda Link Between Worlds for the 3DS
    And I never played through Windwaker, so of course im super excited for that.

    Also hoping for a new Kirby game for the 3DS

  • Andrew wrote on July 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm:

    Cannot wait for Smash Bros and very glad to finally get EarthBound. I am most excited about Pikmin 3 and Mario Kart

  • Will C wrote on July 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm:

    I’m looking forward to Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 the most! Platinum is known for their insane gameplay! They have always done an amazing job with their games and these will be no exception. Another reason I’m looking forward to these is because I’m interested to see how platinum would do a star fox game. Studying these two games would provide a good look to the hopeful future of star fox!

  • Hunter S wrote on July 30, 2013 at 9:26 am:

    Oh man I’m so pumped for Pikmin 3. After getting my Wii U for Christmas last year and seeing Nintendo characters in HD, I thought of Olimar and his crew of Pikmin looking clean and polished. Also it looks like they’ve added a lot of little things like being able to hit enemies in certain spots and being able to throw other captains. So that’ll be cool. Overall I’m just really hyped for this game.

  • Aqueous Kitty wrote on July 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm:

    Looking forward to everything angrybirds related on nintendo consoles

  • Jaclyn Reynolds wrote on July 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm:

    Our family is most excited for Pikmin 3, my son especially!

  • Jordy G wrote on July 31, 2013 at 11:37 am:

    I’m especially excited for the new Smash Bros. games. I plan on getting both at launch, and I’m even going to sell my current 3DS to see if I can get myself a 3DS XL bundle that comes with the game.

  • Josh H wrote on August 1, 2013 at 12:20 am:

    Im so excited for Pokemon and A Link Between Worlds!

  • Jacob wrote on August 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm:

    i want that shirt

  • Armando (@armzmxz) wrote on August 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm:

    I’m really excited for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Ever since Nintendo announced they were planning on releasing an HD version The Wind Waker back in January I’ve been excited for this game, and now that it looks like it’s going to have harder difficulty level I just can’t wait. This has to be my most anticipated game of the year, and why wouldn’t it be, The Wind Waker is my favorite game of all time.

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason wrote on August 10, 2013 at 1:20 am:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! We’ll announce the winner in Episode 50, which goes live tomorrow.

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