Super Smash Bros. 3DS Tournament Taking Place at Comic-Con

Are you the best player out there? Put your skills to the test later this month in San Diego.

This month's San Diego Comic-Con isn't only going to serve as the host for new gameplay footage for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Nintendo announced today that it will hold the first-ever Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament at the event as well.

The tournament will take place on July 25 at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is located directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.

If you think you're worthy, you can visit the lounge starting at noon that day to take part in a preliminary round in which groups of four players will duke it out. The winner moves on, and eventually the top two players will meet in the finals for a one-on-one showdown.

Tournament slots are said to be "limited," so if you do want to participate, you should show up early. If you can't make it to the event itself, the tournament will be streamed live on Nintendo's Twitch channel.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS--which runs at 60fps--launches October 3, while the Wii U version arrives sometime this holiday season. Nintendo held a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at E3 last month.

In other Super Smash Bros. news, game director Masahiro Sakurai today shared an image of Mario wearing an American Flag-themed outfit. Looks pretty awesome, but it would have made more sense to show this on the 4th of July, you'd have to think.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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18 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

I knew Eddie Makuch couldn't make it through an article without getting distracted by the resolution or FPS at which a game runs.  I'm surprised he can tolerate Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS since it doesn't run at 1080p.

SaintJimmmy
SaintJimmmy

I hope they learn from the mistakes of how terrible the last tournament they did was

If your trying to appeal to the competitive crowd your going to have play by competitive rules

Relvar
Relvar

Now what would be really cool is if they had hundreds of different outfits for each character (flags, etc.) so you could have a somewhat distinctive look in multiplayer. 

Hagan
Hagan

How about confirming more of the roster?

elheber
elheber

They better have a large streaming display for the crowd, else I'll consider this a huge failure on Nintendo's part.

elheber
elheber

The funny part is where the game runs at 60 fps in 3D while racing games on the Xbox 1 and the PS4 do only 30. What the heck is up with some developers' priorities?

pork7
pork7

FAIL

What the hell does 3DS have to do with comic books?? Comic-Con is a joke and has nothing to do with comics......sad.

blainose
blainose

If your talking about the tournement on the wii u at E3 it wasn't a mistake... maybe for you but the majority pretty much liked it.

ratchet200
ratchet200

@Hagan  Yea I'd like to see more of the roster to. Really hoping Meta Knight gets in!

Legend002
Legend002

@elheber *sigh* The PS4/Xo can crap games that look better than the 3DS.

hystavito
hystavito

@pork7 I don't know if I can agree, but I do often wonder if the comics community dislike how much gaming has invaded their events.

elheber
elheber

@Dack_Lancer I wasn't going to shut the hell up, but since you asked so nicely, I guess I will. Sir, you have convinced me! I applaud you.

Legend002
Legend002

@Tiwill44 ew PC. Tried that once and it had no worth while exclusive. We had to beg for all of our games. I still remember signing that Dark Souls petition and a crapload of others that never worked.