Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nintendo in the Malls: Play Nintendo and Vans x Nintendo is Out Now

Nintendo is having a 12-City Play tour this Summer and LA is on the list. June 17-19 you be able to play Nintendo games at Westfield Culver City (Nintendo really loves that store for events.) We're going to take a wild guess and say what ever was at Nintendo's E3 booth will be at the mall.

Oh, and they want you to take selfies, post them on social media. Can't wait to check out that Nintendo scenery. Oh, yes, their will be prizes too.

Check out what they said in the press release:

Visitors can hop into a Yoshi egg to play Yoshi’s New Island, recline on a giant banana while checking out Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and relax in pink beanbag chairs to play one of the newest games, Kirby: Planet Robobot, which launches on June 10. People who are into cool family photos or amazing selfies can take some snaps next to a huge Kirby figure, beside an oversized Yoshi egg, inside a barrel flanked by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, under a devastating blue Spiny Shell in the Mario Kart 7 area or next to a giant Pokéball in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire region. The New Super Mario Bros. 2 section features a photogenic flagpole, stacks of coins and a warp pipe, while the YO-KAI WATCH area makes people look like they have stepped into Springdale, the town in the game, complete with mischievous Yo-kai lurking about.

At each location, visitors can compete for a chance to win prizes (while supplies last) and play games on a video wall shaped like a giant Nintendo 3DS system.

Vans x Nintendo is Out Now

We just love the store set-ups at Vans, we're going to have to haggle with  store managers about getting the displays once the shoes start to sell out.

Here's what one looks like from the Topanga Canyon Mall.

Special pins for first 25 customers
You can get them in stores or online. Be weary though my Nintendo fan friends as some shoes are sold out online, including the Zelda "moccasins" that yours truly might have gotten. Many of which  come in a box that look like an NES for that added bit of nostalgia. The souls of the feet on many also have Game Over on them just for when you want someone to reads the bottom of your shoes.