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Nintendo World gets a massive makeover

Posted on January 6, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo World will be temporarily closed on January 19. Once it reopens on February 19, fans will find that the location features an entirely new look and feel. Nintendo World, with the updated name “Nintendo NY”, will feature “an updated interior design, new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS demo units, a 15-foot gaming screen and more fun elements and surprises.” That’s on top of a large bronze coin at the store entrance containing the new tagline: “here everyone comes to play.”

During the weekend of February 19, Nintendo NY will host a series of reopening activities. Fans can stop by for giveaways (while supplies last), appearances by costumed characters like Mario and Luigi, and exclusive souvenirs that can only be purchased that weekend, including a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Mario or Link. Wii U and 3DS games will be on hand to sample as well.

Nintendo of America’s Scott Moffitt said of today’s news:

“Nintendo is constantly evolving its experiences for fans. The new Nintendo NY store is a must-see location for anyone that has a memory of Nintendo, or who wants to see what Nintendo has in store for the future.”

Head past the break for today’s full announcement, including a look at the bronze coin.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 6, 2016 – On Jan. 19, the iconic Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza in New York will temporarily close its doors for a major renovation. When the store reopens on Feb. 19, it will do so with a new look and a new feel. The powered-up overhaul will include an updated interior design, new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS demo units, a 15-foot gaming screen and more fun elements and surprises. In addition, a large bronze coin installed at the store entrance will display the store’s tagline: “Where everyone comes to play.”

The weekend of the reopening (Feb. 19-21), the newly branded Nintendo NY store will host a series of reopening activities, including giveaways (while supplies last) and appearances by costumed characters like Mario and Luigi. The store will also sell exclusive souvenirs that can only be purchased that weekend, including a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Mario or Link. Fans who want to try out some of Nintendo’s latest games are in luck, as new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be available to play.

“Nintendo is constantly evolving its experiences for fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The new Nintendo NY store is a must-see location for anyone that has a memory of Nintendo, or who wants to see what Nintendo has in store for the future.”

Located in Manhattan’s historic Rockefeller Plaza, the Nintendo store is a huge, two-floor space dedicated to all things Nintendo. Whether people want to purchase cool Nintendo gear that’s not available anywhere else or just stop by to play some of the hottest upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, fans of all ages will have a blast when visiting. The store originally opened in 2005.

For more information about the Nintendo NY store, visit http://www.NintendoNYC.com, or keep an eye on Nintendo of America’s social media channels for updates throughout the renovation process.

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Source: Nintendo PR

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