Nintendo to Bring 5 Games to WonderCon 2014


Nintendo announced this morning that they will be in Anaheim, CA, from April 18-20 for the 2014 edition of WonderCon. If you have never heard of WonderCon, it is a comic book, sci-fi, and movie convention that started back in 1987. Nintendo will have five titles available – three of which have not yet launched. Attendees can get their hands on Mario Kart 8 (Wii U), Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS), Yoshi’s New Island (3DS), and Disney Magical World (3DS).

Now, riddle me this… Why would a video game company ignore one of the biggest video game expos in the country (PAX East last weekend) and then make it a point to go to a comic book convention that is half the size of said video game expo? Sorry for the bitterness. We do not mean to belittle WonderCon; we are just a bit confused by this company we really like.

Anyway, the official press release is below, so feel free to check it out.



Nintendo News: Nintendo Brings Its Best New Games to WonderCon

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fans will be able to get their hands on five of the hottest new and upcoming games from Nintendo at WonderCon, some of which will be playable before they launch nationwide in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo is making five games playable at the event, which takes place April 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif. These games represent some of entertainment’s most well-known and best-loved characters and franchises. The games are:

  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, launching May 30
  • Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS, available now
  • Disney Magical World for Nintendo 3DS, available now

For more information about Nintendo, visit Disney Magical World is developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studio Inc.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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  • Roth Sothy

    Perhaps they’re aiming for a different audience this time. At PAX, they know that their fans and video game enthusiasts would be there. WonderCon is also a big event similar to the Comic-Con ones, not just games, but also a focus on comic books, and movies, which may attract certain movie stars, artists, and celebrities. So you’ll have a more variety of con-goers there.

    • Steve

      Maybe… It just seems a bit odd.