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Skyward Sword Playable by Public for First Time at Comic-Con

Nintendo has a prominent showing at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, with the star of the show for many likely to be the first publicly-playable build of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in North America.

Alongside Zelda, the Wii will also have Kirby Wii, Rhythm Heaven, Fortune Street, Captain America and Just Dance 3 on show. The company will also be showing the 3DS versions of Super Mario, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Star Fox 64 3D, Ocarina of Time, Pokedex 3D, Snake Eater 3D, Shinobi, Super Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D and Dead or Alive Dimensions. The DS has one lonely showing -- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

Nintendo has also commissioned an artist to create a Zelda-themed chalk drawing over the course of the show, with attendees able to watch the artist work and check on the piece's progress as time passes.

As well as a booth at the show, Nintendo will also have a Gaming Lounge available for players to stop by at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. The lounge will play host to Pokemon tournaments and trading events as well as 3D photo opportunities and the chance to collect Kid Icarus AR cards. 3DS owners will likely find it a great spot for StreetPassing, and those still playing Dragon Quest IX will be able to download treasure maps in the lounge, too.

Comic-Con runs between July 21 and 24. Find out more about the event as a whole here.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Skyward Sword Playable by Public for First Time at Comic-Con

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