If you’re a huge Pokémon fan, then you’re probably super-excited about the worldwide release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on October 12. But if you just so happen to be a Pokémon fan in the New York City area, and are dedicated/crazy enough, you might be interested to know that there’s going to be a massive launch event the night before at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center!
That’s right, on October 11, from 8pm to 1am, there’s going to be a madhouse of Pokéfans surrounding the store. And I do mean surrounding, because that’s where they stretch the line. All the way around the block. Seriously, you should see the video of the line for Pokémon Black and White… oh wait, you can! I took a video of it for you that day!
The game will go on sale at midnight, but during the rest of the hours, there will be kiosks featuring the game (in case you didn’t already know you wanted it, you can demo it, I suppose), a DJ spinning tunes, Pokémon trivia, giveaways, and a costume showcase, so dress up as your favorite Pokécharacters! Naturally, Pikachu himself will be on hand for photo ops.
Of course, this is the same weekend as New York Comic Con, but I have no doubt some Pokémon faithful will already be in line the day before. Especially those without NYCC tickets! As for me, I’m still working out my full schedule for the con, but I should be able to get there before midnight so I’ll have pictures and footage of the chaos to share with you all!