Long days, little sleep, pop culture overload, and yes, lots of video games. San Diego Comic-Con is an event like no other and we were back at Comic-Con 2014 to take it all in. This episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast is dedicated to our hands-on impressions of the biggest games Nintendo brought to the show: Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and both versions of Sonic Boom. We also share our thoughts on the event as a whole, as well as go beyond the walls of the San Diego Convention Center to bring you the latest news, including fresh Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire details, our take on Nintendo’s unexpected all-digital Club Nintendo rewards, and an analysis of June’s sales numbers.
Our Comic-Con coverage isn’t all talk, either. We’re also hosting a Comic-Con exclusive Super Smash Bros. shirt giveaway! The shirt (pictured below) not only features the Smash Bros. insignia on the front and the game’s logo on the back, but is also branded with a “Comic-Con Exclusive” emblem on its sleeve. To enter, simply leave a comment below 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, you can learn more about all of the games and news discussed in this episode via the links below. Each link lists a timestamp as well, allowing you to easily locate the segments that most interest you. You can also check out photos from our trip to Comic-Con in our gallery, Extra: The Sights of Comic-Con 2014. Enjoy the episode!
- [0:05] Jose’s Smash Bros. 3DS Tournament Matches: Free For All, Jose vs. Sheik #1, Jose vs. Sheik #2 (Nintendo’s YouTube Channel)
- [0:20] Super Smash Bros. Gets Three New Fighters (IGN)
- [0:31] Rayman Comes To Super Smash Bros. In Trophy Form (GameInformer.com)
- [0:36] Super Smash Bros. 3DS will feature a Tomodachi Life stage (Eurogamer)
- [0:38] Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo Life)
- [0:54] Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time favorites join the Hyrule Warriors roster (Polygon)
- [1:06] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may only cost $40 (Nintendo Everything)
- [1:24] SDCC 2014: NES Remix Pack Announced (IGN)
- [1:27] Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition lets you play as the series’ biggest villain (Polygon)
- [1:34] Watch Pikachu Cosplay in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (SlashGear)
- [1:40] Trine Enchanted Edition hits PC, coming to PS4 and Wii U (CVG)
- [1:41] Fatal Frame: The Raven Haired Shrine Maiden revealed for Wii U (Gematsu)
- [1:44] This year’s Club Nintendo elite rewards are all downloadable games (Joystiq)
- [1:50] June 2014 NPD: PS4 still outsells Xbox One despite Microsoft’s price cut (VentureBeat)
- [1:57] Report: Wii U purchasing intent surges by 50% following E3 (GamesIndustry.biz)
- [0:03] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Official Site)
- [0:44] Amiibo Figurines (Official Site)
- [0:46] Hyrule Warriors (Official Site)
- [1:01] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [1:07] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [1:13] Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric & Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (Official Site)
- [1:24] NES Remix Pack (IGN Game Page)
- [1:27] Skylanders Trap Team (Official Site)
- [1:34] Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Official Site)
- [1:40] Trine: Enhanced Edition (Frozenbyte.com Game Page)
- [1:41] Fatal Frame: The Raven Haired Shrine Maiden (Giant Bomb Game Page)
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 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM PDT and ends on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT. 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 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS shirt given away by Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con (size: Large). 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 9, 2014, announced in Episode 77 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.