Nintendo to Show Off Hot Titles at SDCC

By François Chang

July 20, 2010

For about four years, Nintendo has not made its presence felt at Comic Con. Well, the streak is over, because Nintendo will be at San Diego Comic Con from July 22 to July 25. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies and Metroid: Other M will be featured at the Nintendo booth, #2944, and both titles will have hands-on demonstrations for attendees to enjoy and try the game out for themselves. Click “Read More” to see the full details on what you should expect from Nintendo at the event.

In addition to live demos of the game, Comic-Con attendees who bring their Nintendo DS systems and copies of DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies to the show will have access to a special downloadable treasure map called Mortamor, available for the first time in North America. The map will be available at the Nintendo booth for the duration of Comic-Con International 2010. To access the map, players must have their Nintendo DS system running the DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies game and set to “Tag Mode.” Once players get to the town of Stornway, they are able to access Tag Mode at the Quester’s Rest inn.

The highly anticipated Metroid: Other M is a dramatic new chapter that brings the Metroid series back to its franchise roots. Starring the iconic bounty hunter Samus Aran, the game is the result of a dedicated collaboration between the director of Super Metroid, Yoshio Sakamoto, and renowned game development studio Team Ninja. This joint effort blends expert level design, gripping visuals and a cinematic storyline with seamless third-person and first-person game play controls. For the first time, players will learn the story of Samus inside the suit. Comic-Con attendees will get a chance to play portions of the game in advance of its Aug. 31 launch date.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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