Nintendo New York, the official Nintendo retail store located in NYC, is hosting a special midnight launch event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. As the newest additions to the Pokémon family of games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been highly anticipated by fans around the world since their announcement last month. With this launch event, Nintendo New York is giving fans of all ages a chance to be among the first in the world to get their hands on these two new titles.
What is Included?
The launch event will include a variety of activities and giveaways leading up to the midnight release. Beginning at 10:00 PM, attendees can enjoy gaming booths where they can play Pokémon Scarlet and Violet prior to their release. A special area will be designated for photo opportunities with characters from both games. Additionally, guests can meet and greet with Nintendo representatives who will be on-site to answer questions about the titles.
Throughout the night, there will also be several chances for exclusive gifts and prizes from Nintendo New York. Special raffles for various items such as limited edition figures, plushies, posters and more are planned for throughout the evening. All attendees must register before 9:00 PM in order to participate in these events.
The response to this event has been overwhelmingly positive from both fans and industry experts alike. Mike Zablocki from IGN commented on how this event “is a great way for Nintendo to engage with its fan base” noting how it’s “a fantastic opportunity for passionate gamers of all ages” After news of this launch broke out via social media channels such as TikTok and Instagram, responses ranged from excitement that words cannot express Over 32 million views were made within 24 hours showing just how large an impact this has had