GameStop posts “Karissa The Destroyer” video, explains how the publicity stunt was done

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2 days ago by (@NE_Brian)
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Earlier this month, one GameStop location over on the West Coast held a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U preview event. That’s when the story of “Karissa The Destroyer” began. Karissa was thought to have taken down several top Smash Bros. players, but we quickly learned that the entire thing was likely staged.

We now have definitive proof that the event was nothing more than a stunt done by GameStop. I won’t spoil the “secret” of how the store managed to pull it off – just watch the video below!

 


Photos from the Smash Bros. Wii U, amiibo and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire launch event at Nintendo World

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Photo 1
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans wait in line at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014, to be among the first in the U.S. to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo figures as well as Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Photo 2
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Victor M. of New York, NY, is the first consumer to purchase Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Jose G. of Brooklyn, NY, is the first consumer to purchase amiibo figures at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. The figures launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Jose G. of Brooklyn, NY, (left) and Marcus L., of Bronx, NY, are among the first consumers to purchase amiibo figures and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. Both launched in the U.S. on Nov. 21, 2014.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Elle M. (left) from Flushing, NY, Julia D., from Brooklyn, NY, and Erich M., from Brooklyn, NY, play the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U video game at the Nintendo World store launch event in New York on Nov. 20, 2014.

Source: Nintendo PR