Episode 102: Comic-Con 2015, Assemble!

On July 14, 2015 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 102: Comic-Con 2015, Assemble!

Normally we write something witty here, but in light of recent news, we would instead like to dedicate this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast to Satoru Iwata. We start the show with a discussion of his legacy and the role he played in our lives as fans. The rest of the episode is then all about the thing he loved, video games, as we share our hands-on impressions from Comic-Con 2015 of Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash, Yo-Kai Watch, and LBX: Little Battles Experience, plus our belated E3 impressions of Star Fox Zero and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. We also discuss our Comic-Con experience as a whole, weigh in on an assortment of news, and reveal the winner of our Robin amiibo giveaway.

This episode is also the second of our Summer Giveaway Series! For this contest, we’re giving you a chance to win a download code for SteamWorld Dig on Nintendo 3DS. To enter to win one of the two eShop codes we have available, simply leave a comment below telling us which game developed by HAL Laboratory (Satoru Iwata’s original employer) is your favorite. Plus, you can earn an additional entry on Twitter by following @RandomNintendo and retweeting this tweet. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss the announcement of our winner and the third summer giveaway in our next episode.

As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. We hope you enjoy, and to Mr. Iwata: thank you for everything!



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 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on July 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. You can also enter the contest, or gain an additional entry, by retweeting a designated tweet posted by the @RandomNintendo Twitter account. Two (2) winners will be chosen at random and each receive the following prize: one (1) eShop download code for the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig (MSRP: $8.99). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on July 25, announced in Episode 103 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email or Twitter Direct Message.

3 Responses to “Episode 102: Comic-Con 2015, Assemble!”

  • RIP Iwata ~~~ Kevin (@Magitroopa) wrote on July 14, 2015 at 10:14 am:

    My favorite HAL Laboratory game by far is the Super Smash Bros. series.

  • Andrew wrote on July 25, 2015 at 9:18 pm:

    Hey I already have steamworld dig so I figured I’d wait to comment. Great podcast as always. Look forward to tomorrow’s installment!

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason Rechtman wrote on July 26, 2015 at 11:42 am:

      Thanks, Andrew! We actually hit a small delay with Episode 103, so it may be a day or two late… but it’s coming!

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