Nintendo is hosting two events in New York City to commemorate the launch of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 for the DS. The game is due in stores on October 7, but Pokéfans in or near the Big Apple can make their way to the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center on Sunday, October 6 to get it a day early!
The special early launch event will be held at the Nintendo World Store from 9 am to 2 pm, and the first 1,000 fans in line to buy either game will get a special Pokémon scarf. And Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott will be on hand for photo ops!
Then, the following week, on October 13 during New York Comic Con, Nintendo is holding a Launch Celebration for the new Pokémon games that will include live performances from I Fight Dragons, a live stage show, a Pokémon photo booth, the chance to get the mythical Pokémon Genesect, hands-on time with Pokédex 3D Pro weeks before launch, and... um.... live Pokémon-themed ice sculpting? Okay, that might be something to see.
The Launch Celebration will be held from noon to 8 pm at SIR Stage37 at 508 W. 37th St. (one block north of the NYCC at the Javits Center), and you don't even need a NYCC badge to enter! It's free for everyone! Attending will get you tickets you can redeem for various Pokémon giveaways (while supplies last, naturally). And Nintendo will also be providing free shuttle buses to take fans between the Javits Center, SIR Stage 37 and the Nintendo World Store if anyone doesn't already have Pokémon Black or White Version 2 and want to buy one!