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POKÉMON FANS WORLDWIDE INVITED TO VIRTUALLY
ATTEND VIDEO GAME LAUNCH EVENT
Sunday, April 22
While Thousands Gather in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza to Celebrate Arrival of Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl, Millions More Can Join the Excitement at pokemon.com
WHAT: Nintendo and Pokémon USA celebrate the launch of the new Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl games for the hand-held Nintendo DS™ system with an afternoon of festivities for gamers and Pokémon fans of all ages. The games have already sold millions in Japan, and pre-orders have already topped 500,000 in the U.S. Based on these numbers, Nintendo expects Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl to be among the top-selling games for 2007. Thousands of Pokémon fans are expected to attend this fun-filled event in NYC, and millions more are invited to log on to www.pokemon.com to catch all of the day’s excitement via a live webcast to run throughout the entire event.
Pokémon fans unable to make it to NYC can log on and watch as the world-famous Rockefeller Plaza is transformed into a Pokémon universe. Featured at the event will be interactive game play stations showing off the brand new games, a fun-filled stage show with prizes like action figures and Pokédex interactive games from JAKKS Pacific, a Pokémon Trading Card Game play area, a movie lounge featuring the new Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and a special Kids Zone for younger fans. Plus, demo Pokémon Learning League, the online educational suite of animated, interactive lessons in language arts, math, science, and life skills for children 8-12.
WHO: Pokémon fans, parents, kids and video game enthusiasts of all ages
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2007
Live Webcast 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Live from Nintendo World Store
Webcast location: www.pokemon.com