Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Headlines Nintendo SDCC 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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Fans attending San Diego Comic Con this week will be able to sample a Nintendo Switch line-up headlined by the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Other top-tier first party Nintendo games to be playable will include Mario Tennis Aces, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,  Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, FIFA 19, and more.

To get access to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate efficiently, Nintendo asks attendees on the show floor to tweet @NintendoAmerica with the hashtag #BringMeSmash. If a Nintendo rep should somehow spot you on the floor, you may get the golden ticket treatment to skip the lines and play immediately.

Nintendo will also be holding a 64-player Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on July 21st for players 13-19, the Arcadian Teen Tournament to be exact. Prospective Smashers can sign up at the Nintendo booth before time to participate. The company’s gaming lounge area at the Marriott Marquis & Marina will be open from 9:30 to 7:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, and 9:30 to 5:00 PM on Sunday.

San Diego Comic Con marks the second time Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be playable by the public, the first being E3 2018. The highly-anticipated sequel launches worldwide on December 7th, 2018.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.