As a kid of the 90’s who grew up worshiping and adoring all things Nintendo, I am thrilled that its legacy remains true and honest with the generations that have come in and loved it just as much as I did nearly twenty years ago. Now that the iconic Nintendo Store in Rockefeller Center is reopening its doors in two weeks to the public, my only hope is that future generations can really see the impact that this amazing company has brought to millions of people who love incredible characters like Mario, Luigi, Kirby and so much more, all under one roof. And they will be able to see that when its reopened on February 19th, starting at 12PM.
Here is what you can expect from the incredible reopening that is happening in a couple of weeks- The beautiful new Nintendo NY store, newly remodeled with colorful Nintendo-themed surprises, a sleek new layout and a 15-foot gaming screen, Mario cutting a giant ribbon, signaling the opening of the new store, fans of all ages gathered in front of the store to be one of the first to step foot in the magical new space and families playing various Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games inside the new store. How exciting is that, seriously? Mario will be cutting the ribbon, my heart is pounding already with amazement!
On top of all of this, there will be a series of activities, including giveaways, like exclusive Splatoon art created by the developers of the hit game (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. Sounds like an absolute blast.
For more information on this highly-anticipated event, log on to Nintendo NY’s official site. Happy gaming everyone!