Nintendo always gets creative with launch events for its bigger titles, and Super Mario 3D Land is obviously going to be one of those, so they're pulling out all the stops and transforming New York City's Times Square into the Mushroom Kingdom!
On Saturday, November 12, starting at 10am, Military Island will be home to all the chaos. In addition to being able to sample the game, fans will be treated to a performance from a group of Nintendo characters at the start of the event. And while supplies last, you can even get a set of Tanooki ears and tails! There will also be a "Mushroom Kingdom" Pizza truck offering free mushroom pizza slices to the first 1,000 people on site who tweet using the #SuperMario3D hashtag!
Of course, being that Toys'R'Us is just across the street, it's only natural that Nintendo would use that store to sell Super Mario 3D Land a day before its national release date. I'm curious how they're going to create a physical Mario Land with warp pipes, coins and whatnot. And throwing game footage up on the Jumbotron is going to be pretty awesome to see. I will definitely be in attendance (and early, so I can get a slice of pizza and Tanooki ears!), so if you're planning on swinging by, look for me! And if you can't make it, I'll make sure to take pictures and video for my podcast!