Nintendo New York is going back in time with an 80’s Throwback Thursday bash as a pre-release party for the NES Classic on November 10 from 9-11pm. Admission is limited up to 250 guests and is on a first come first serve basis. Entry to the event guarantees an opportunity to purchase the NES Classic edition at midnight.
Join us for a night of 80’s Throwback Thursday fun as we celebrate the launch of the NES Classic Edition! Participate in fun 80’s themed activities such as an 80’s trivia game, breakdance performances, 80’s photo op, 80’s costume contest, snack station and more!
NES Classic Edition will be on sale at midnight. This compact console, modeled after the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), will launch with 30 pre-installed classics at a suggested retail price of $59.99. This 80’s themed launch event is open to the first 250 people. 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.
For fans who are unable to attend the event, Nintendo will also be hosting a “Remembering #NESterday” on their social media channels, where fans can share their Nintendo gaming memories and even participate in a Twitter sweepstakes.
Nintendo will also be returning the ‘Power Line,’ a service offered in the ‘80s before high speed internet and widely released strategy guides that connected fans to Nintendo Game Play Counselors who offered helpful tips and tricks. From November 11 to November 13 between the hours of 6am to 7pm PT every day, fans will be able to dial (425) 885-7529 to hear recorded tips for several games and behind-the-scenes stories from the original Game Play Counselors.