Nintendo World Store reopens as Nintendo New York on Feb 19

Nintendo New York is having their grand opening Friday, February 19 at noon. Nintendo New York, formerly the Nintendo World Store, has been closed for a month to undergo a major renovation. Fans can expect more Wii U and 3DS demo stations, a 15 foot gaming screen and more Nintendo – themed surprises.

The grand opening weekend will be celebrated with family-friendly activities and giveaways such as exclusive Splatoon art created by developers of the game. Splatoon fans can also look forward to a different exclusive Splatoon poster for Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.  There will be costumed character appearances from Mario and Luigi. Fans who purchase the store’s limited edition t-shirts will receive a commemorative Zelda or Mario coin. These tees will only be sold throughout this weekend.

nintendonyc-constructionNintendo New York, located in the heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center, is the only Nintendo flagship store currently in the United States. Originally this location served as a store solely for Pokémon as the Pokémon Center in November 2001, then renovated into Nintendo World May 2005, with the first floor still set for Pokémon goods and slowly integrated into general Nintendo memorabilia. Tomorrow marks the store’s transformation into Nintendo NYC, whom you can follow on social media through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The store reopens at 12pm on February 19 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Mario. Special guest appearances include Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario who will be signing autographs from 2-4pm and 5-7pm, and a few surprises. Nintendo New York is located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Closest Subway stop is at 47-50th St Rockefeller Center via the B, D, F, M.

Tomorrow also marks the launch date for Fire Emblem Fates and the Fire Emblem themed New 3DS XL, all of which will be available at the Nintendo World Store. Tonight also marks the start of the next Splatfest, Pokémon style between the classics: Red vs Blue.

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