Nintendo is going on a sporting spree, and they're showing off the Wii at every stop. Six interactive Wii units will be setup to demonstrate Wii Sports Golf and Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08 at four golfing events (to include the Buick Open in San Diego). They're busting out baseball-related content on Nintendo DS systems during a Seattle Mariners event to show off the Nintendo Fan Network. Several MLB events will be presented with both Wii and Nintendo DS games, including Wii Sports Baseball, of course, along with Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day and The BIGS. Oh yeah -- the Donkey Kong monster truck is also crisscrossing the country as we speak, and will be participating in Monster Jam.
Jan. 25, 2008
Nintendo Preps for a Sporting Spree
From fairways to ballparks, Nintendo will be making the rounds to sports
events of all stripes this winter. Sports fans and families will get to check
out the new Donkey Kong monster truck or try their hand at a variety of
different Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ games. The selection for each sport will be
different, so here’s a rundown of when and where to find Nintendo:
Nintendo will have six interactive Wii units set up to demonstrate Wii Sports™
Golf and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® ’08.
Jan. 24-27: Buick Open in San Diego
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: FBR Open in Phoenix
Feb. 9-10: Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Feb. 14-17: The ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.
Seattle Mariners event
Jan. 26-27: Nintendo will be on hand at Safeco Field for
FanFest to show off the Nintendo Fan Network, a
free downloadable application that gives access to
baseball-related content on Nintendo DS systems
during Mariners home games. NFN users can access a
menu of interactive options including: a live
video feed of the game, scores from others MLB
games in progress, player stats and team
standings, trivia and word search games against
other fans and the ability to communicate with
other fans via Nintendo Fan Network messaging.
Nintendo makes the rounds at spring training, visiting two dozen Cactus League
Spring Training baseball games in the Phoenix area. An interactive trailer
will feature both Wii and Nintendo DS games, including the Wii Sports Baseball
game, Flash Focus™: Vision Training in Minutes a Day and The BIGS™.
Feb. 28- March 3: Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 6-9: Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 13-17: Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Ariz.
March 19-20: Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.
March 22, 24, 27: Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.
Monster Jam events
Now through May: Donkey Kong, the star of Donkey Kong®: Barrel Blast for
Wii, DK™ Jungle Climber for Nintendo DS and beloved
Nintendo franchise character for more than 25 years,
made his debut as an awesome monster truck in December.
The Donkey Kong monster truck is currently competing in
Monster Jam, and will be crisscrossing the country for
the next few months. For a complete list of Monster Jam
events, visit www.MonsterJamOnline.com.