On Oct. 11, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Nintendo World in New York, Nintendo is hosting a special Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Launch Celebration event to celebrate the release of the new “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y” games for the Nintendo 3DS and the new Nintendo 2DS system.
At the event, Pokémon fans will have the chance to play the games, participate in fun activities and be among the first people in the country to purchase “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y”. Game sales will commence at midnight, and Nintendo World will remain open through the night.
In addition to offering the games for sale, the event will feature a Pokémon costume showcase that will encourage fans dressed as their favorite characters from the Pokémon games to display their clever costumes on stage. For fans who want to participate, this is a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world their love of Pokémon.
The event will also feature a DJ playing music, Pokémon trivia, game-play kiosks featuring “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y”, Pikachu costumed character appearances and more. Attendees will also be able to receive Pokémon giveaways while supplies last.
The games launch for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 12. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com/xy.