I received a lovely invitation from Nintendo this morning to attend the Pokémon Platinum launch party at the Nintendo World Store. The invitation wasn’t just for me, but for “kids, tweens, teens, parents, game enthusiasts and Pokémon fans of all ages.” If you’re one (or several) of these things, and happen to be in the New York City area on Saturday, March 21 (this Saturday!), maybe you should stop by and check it out.
We were going to go, but decided against it. It’s not really a good idea to take Coop to the Nintendo World Store again, anyway. Just trust me on that one. The relevant information is below. If you do stop by, be sure to take lots of pictures and post them!
To mark the much-anticipated release of the Pokémon™ Platinum Version video game for the Nintendo DS™ system, Nintendo is pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable launch! Eager consumers will have the chance to purchase Pokémon Platinum Version in advance of its official March 22 release date, and some of the first consumers in line will be randomly selected to receive a copy of the game autographed by Game Producer Junichi Masuda and Game Director Takeshi Kawachimaru.
Rockefeller Plaza will become a Pokémon paradise with interactive game demonstrations, costumed character photo opportunities, great giveaways and showings of the newest Pokémon Movie, Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Among the new game’s new features is the Wi-Fi Plaza, a virtual Pokémon amusement park where players can connect online with fellow fans around the world and compete in fun mini-games. Nintendo encourages fans to come dressed as their favorite Pokémon characters. Costumed Pokémon fans may qualify to participate in the “Pokémon Platinum Plunge” challenge, where brave consumers and Pokémon fans can dive into a 10 foot vat of colorful balls for Pokémon Platinum Version games and exclusive Giratina™-branded Nintendo DS systems.
Pokémon Platinum Version electrified audiences in Japan when it launched, selling more than 1 million copies in its first three days of release and setting the stage for a blockbuster U.S. launch.
Kids, tweens, teens, parents, game enthusiasts and Pokémon fans of all ages
Saturday, March 21
Game Sales Start: 11 a.m.
Launch Event Festivities: Noon – 4 p.m.
Nintendo World store
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
• Consumers lining up to be among the first to purchase Pokémon Platinum Version for Nintendo DS
• Rockefeller Plaza packed with excited Pokémon fans of all ages
• Costumed fans emerging from the “Pokémon Platinum Plunge” with their copy of Pokémon Platinum Version
• Kids and parents posing for photos with costumed characters and inflatable Pokémon
• Enthusiastic fans playing Pokémon Platinum Version for the first time
• Nintendo executives greeting fans, and Pokémon experts detailing the special features in Pokémon Platinum Version