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Free Event! Play Nintendo Tour at the Galleria

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PLAY NINTENDO TOUR GIVES HOUSTON RESIDENTS HANDS-ON TIME WITH THE HOTTEST NINTENDO GAMES IN A GIANT VIDEO GAME PLAYGROUND

Nintendo 2DS Takes Center Stage at Free Event

WHAT: Headlined by video game luminaries like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon, the three-month Play Nintendo Tour 2014 will showcase Nintendo’s latest hand-held, Nintendo 2DS, in an immersive gaming playground for kids of all ages. Traveling to a dozen major U.S. cities, this free event will showcase the hottest Nintendo games, including:
 Kirby: Triple Deluxe
 Yoshi’s New Island
 Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
 Super Mario 3D Land
 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
 Mario Kart 7
 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

As an added bonus, a demo version of Super Smash Bros. will be available to play. Fans can get their hands on the first portable entry in this renowned series before it goes on sale Oct. 3.
Guests will enjoy whimsical-themed gaming zones filled with iconic items like banana-shaped seats in the Donkey Kong area, a giant Poké Ball in the Pokémon section and Yoshi egg chairs in Yoshi’s island. Attendees will also have the chance to meet costumed characters Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Kirby.
Radio Disney will also be at the event on Friday, Aug. 22, from 1-7 p.m., featuring the Radio Disney Road Crew and prize giveaways (while supplies last).
Additionally, racers can satisfy their need for speed in the Mario Kart racing area, where their skills will be put to the test in Mario Kart 7. Winning drivers advance and will be eligible to move up to the main stage to show off their racing skills on a giant TV screen featuring the new high-definition, anti-gravity racing game for Wii U: Mario Kart 8, which launched May 30.
For more information about the Play Nintendo Tour, please visit http://www.nintendo.com/events/play2014.

WHO: Kids, adults, teens, parents, Nintendo fans

WHEN: Aug. 22-23: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Aug. 24: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE: Ice at the Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

VISUALS:
 Dozens of families and Nintendo fans having fun playing various portable Nintendo games in an imaginative and visually appealing Nintendo-themed play zone.
 Attendees interacting with various costumed Nintendo characters.
 Attendees racing one another in a cool Mario Kart 7 racing area, with winning drivers competing in HD on a giant TV screen in Mario Kart 8.

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PRESS CONTACTS:
Kathryn Green, Golin
415-318-4308 (office)
kgreen2@golinharris.com
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