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Forever
February 25th, 2011, 06:20 PM
On Saturday 5th of March from 3pm to 6pm, in the Nintendo World store in New York in America, a celebration of the launch of the games is to take place and has a variety of things to do while you visit including game kiosks and collections of various important artwork of the games. This celebration also allows for the purchase of the games ahead of the release date and even gives access to the Liberty Pass item prior to the WiFi event. The Liberty Pass gives you access to Liberty Island where Victini dwells

- Serebii

Apparently if you go back on the 6th you can also have battles with the Deerling and other things. But yeah... lucky. ;___; Makes sense that it's only in New York, though. XD

I'm kind of interested in knowing what types of artwork there is, though.

TheAppleFreak
February 25th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Apparently if you go back on the 6th you can also have battles with the employees and other things. But yeah... lucky. ;___; Makes sense that it's only in New York, though. XD

I'm kind of interested in knowing what types of artwork there is, though.

Hmm... didn't know they'd throw this a day early. Too bad I preordered at GameStop, though D:

But given as I am going to be going to Nintendo World on the 6th, I might as well report about everything that's going on.

King Gumball
February 25th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Hmm... didn't know they'd throw this a day early. Too bad I preordered at GameStop, though D:

But given as I am going to be going to Nintendo World on the 6th, I might as well report about everything that's going on.

I think you can cancel pre orders though, not too sure though.

I saw that on Serebii, and I think New Yorkers are really lucky, though I would probably have too much pride to go if I were in NY anyway XD. I would LOVE to battle some employees though ;____;

TheAppleFreak
February 25th, 2011, 07:20 PM
For me, I throw pride right out the window when I attend ANY launch event. The thing I've learned from the Platinum and HG/SS launch events is that for every little kid that's there with his or her parents, there's at least one teenage or adult fan to complement it. It all balances out.

I'm now getting really excited about going. Maybe I could cancel my preorder... but then I'd need to find time to go on Saturday.

Scraggy
February 25th, 2011, 08:20 PM
I would love to live in NY, they are so lucky. I don't want to only get to play my pokemon for 1 day then have to go to school! i want 2 whole days to play!

codylynn94
February 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM
I would love to live in NY, they are so lucky. I don't want to only get to play my pokemon for 1 day then have to go to school! i want 2 whole days to play!

haha here in Louisiana we have Mardi Gras so we get 3 days to play before school http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/icons/icon6.gif

Papii
February 25th, 2011, 08:48 PM
So we can get the game early at the store on the 5th at any time?

Barn
February 25th, 2011, 08:48 PM
I wish they'd come to some other cities than NY, like San Francisco, etc. :/

arceus123shiny
February 25th, 2011, 09:17 PM
hi! yah I heard about that, good thing I preordered both games and paid off the whole price on b/w that way I dont have 2 pay when they come out. :D

countryemo
February 25th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Why doesnt seatle-area get some love, NoA is there for sake, and its closer :P
There was the mall but.. I dident go =o.

Anyways, this is quite cool, even though london gets the meet and greet deal.
Their loading these games with pre-events though

Too bad I cant go Hardly been out of town, never been out of state cept to a lil bit in oregon but this is offtopic New Yorkers or people who are going, have fun! ;)

Papii
February 25th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Hey guys, I'm going to the early launch event at Nintendo World in time square since I'm from NY. I was wondering if any of you guys would be interested in seeing tours of it and what not and the hundreds of people waiting to buy B/W?

Forever
February 25th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Hey guys, I'm going to the early launch event at Nintendo World in time square since I'm from NY. I was wondering if any of you guys would be interested in seeing tours of it and what not and the hundreds of people waiting to buy B/W?

Seems you missed the thread right below yours. :( Merged it, anyway!

Backup
February 26th, 2011, 01:00 AM
DANG IT! I have an interview in NYC today and am planning on visiting Nintendo World.

The terrible thing is is that I had the option of having my interview either today or next Saturday, the 5th. I chose today. ;~;

I should have chosen the 5th! Arghhhhhh D:<

Oh well =/ *Sigh* Have fun, you New Yorkers

Zerrah.
February 26th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Ugh, if only I had the opportunity to make a road trip!!! Well, I'd spend ten hours round trip to have the game just a few hours early....maybe I'll just wait..... >__>

Bravoious
February 26th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Its in New York simply because the Japanese see it as a beacon of American culture

CptSwaggerPants
February 26th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Simply put, I'm jealous. As much as I'd love to go I just will not pay for gas for my truck (8mpg). Ouch.

Everyone who is there or going, take pictures and keep me in mind <3

Zorua
February 27th, 2011, 12:24 AM
It's quite a shame that I'm not in New York to grab opportunities like this.

Y'know, New York is not only lucky for getting the kinda stuff like this, but also for being pretty much the go-to city when it comes to pretty much everything pokemon. I mean, I think NY even has it's own Pokemon center, so I guess it'd be reasonable to have a promotion of pokemon there.

Now if only Florida had things like this...

JP
February 27th, 2011, 07:36 AM
It's quite a shame that I'm not in New York to grab opportunities like this.

Y'know, New York is not only lucky for getting the kinda stuff like this, but also for being pretty much the go-to city when it comes to pretty much everything pokemon. I mean, I think NY even has it's own Pokemon center, so I guess it'd be reasonable to have a promotion of pokemon there.

Now if only Florida had things like this...

It's no longer a Pokemon Center sadly, it's a Nintendo Store or whatever it's called. Though, they do have a big section for Pokemon if I'm not mistaking.

Even though it's only one day in advance... it's still something I wish I could attend to get it early haha. Getting anything in advance is always great.

JeXsus™
February 27th, 2011, 07:52 AM
I'm going and I can't wait. I could imagine it being crowded so I'll get there ridiculously early. I live on the border between long island and queens soooo yea I'm going to have to go really early. ^_^

Derezzed
February 27th, 2011, 07:56 AM
That must be nice for New Yorkers, although it seems a bit unfair. They should do more events across the U.S seeing as they're having such a comparatively late release date.

Adam.
February 27th, 2011, 08:20 AM
I agree with this; it's not fair for people to be able to get the game early just because they are in New York. I mean, if they can release the game one day earlier, just do it across the whole country! :)

Fushigidane-Chan
February 27th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Well, holding the event exclusively in New York makes sense. Besides, it's only one day, after all; no big deal. Still, I wish the games were released on a Friday; a Sunday release is annoying, considering that I'll have a week's worth of school and homework to wait through before really getting a chance to sit down and play.

Syvelocin
February 27th, 2011, 01:17 PM
I would love to live in NY, they are so lucky. I don't want to only get to play my pokemon for 1 day then have to go to school! i want 2 whole days to play!

Well, holding the event exclusively in New York makes sense. Besides, it's only one day, after all; no big deal. Still, I wish the games were released on a Friday; a Sunday release is annoying, considering that I'll have a week's worth of school and homework to wait through before really getting a chance to sit down and play.

Ahh, the beauty of being a housewife.

Haowakeorden
February 27th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Well, at least I'm happy that not so many people are going to go all the way to New York just to get the games a day early.

But to those in New York, nice job on securing this kind of deal.

Fushigidane-Chan
February 27th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Ahh, the beauty of being a housewife.

XD;; must be nice having the whole week to play.

Well, at least the weekend after March 6 is a 3-day weekend for me.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 27th, 2011, 06:19 PM
XD;; must be nice having the whole week to play.

Well, at least the weekend after March 6 is a 3-day weekend for me.
Same here :D I would probably only get to the third badge in the first week...after getting lost several times in Unova...but then I'll have 3 days to Play all day :D!
NYC'er are lucky to have this event...though it should have been two days earlier as these Games are based on NYC...(Hg and Ss were released one day early in NY by the way)

インフェルノの津波
February 27th, 2011, 07:11 PM
So it would seem my hometown is getting it early, hmm?

Not that I care, someone is bound to post pictures, whether here or somewhere else. All that matters to me is I get mines as ordered, that's it.

Though it would be nice to see how much the Big Apple has changed in 7 years.

Reshiram Man
February 27th, 2011, 07:13 PM
i hate that i can't get those early, but i already preordered from Gamestop, so who cares

The Corrupt Plague
February 27th, 2011, 09:10 PM
That's nice, except that I'm stuck in a redneck backwater in a different part of the country that everyone seems to ignore. Guess I'll have to wait.

Perrie ✿
February 27th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm pretty annoyed \: England never get something like this; and if we do, it's always in London or Scotland, I mean C'mon Nintendo! There are other places u_u The only Pokemon event I went to was the Darkrai event celebrating the 10th Movie, and that was full of noobs spamming the Darkrai during battle v_v I'll just wait until Saturday to get both >:

IIRC. America isn't get Vicinti through Wifi, and Europe is <: in your face. n.n

Fushigidane-Chan
February 27th, 2011, 09:23 PM
IIRC. America isn't get Vicinti through Wifi, and Europe is <: in your face. n.n


America will be able to get the Liberty Island ticket through Wi-Fi too. You guys are getting the game the 4th of March, though--the day before the New York event.

Perrie ✿
February 27th, 2011, 09:46 PM
;; Damn your intellect! >: Well, it's still unfair ~

SukoSuNa
February 28th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Isn't Liberty Island the island that the statue of liberty stands on?

And why can't Canada get some Nintendo love?

iNfEcTeD_mUsHrOoM420
February 28th, 2011, 07:17 AM
:D I am SO calling my cousin and getting a group and heading there , omg this is going to be INSANE :). i'm only like a 15 train ride away from the city, i will try to post pics for all of you if i go which i am hoping for!

Papii
February 28th, 2011, 01:42 PM
:D I am SO calling my cousin and getting a group and heading there , omg this is going to be INSANE :). i'm only like a 15 train ride away from the city, i will try to post pics for all of you if i go which i am hoping for!

Same here! :) I'm gonna wake up so early and meet my friends at 42nd st

MrGriszell
March 1st, 2011, 12:36 AM
I wanna go sooo bad but i dont like big events like that wating for a game or system

Boarbeque
March 1st, 2011, 04:22 PM
Ugh, another reason to get mad at Nintendo not caring about the West.

Does Idaho ever get any pokelove?

hackerofdarkness
March 1st, 2011, 04:50 PM
This was just stupid why doesn't Nintendo care about the southern states

Look like one moar person added to my hate list.

TheAppleFreak
March 4th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Well, after fate conspired against me to go on Sunday, I guess I'll meet up with the guys who are going on Saturday!

I'll be the guy there with the black DS Lite with a copy of FireRed in the GBA slot and an Apple sticker splayed across the top screen wearing a Portal shirt.

EDIT: Anyone else going?

Hiroshi Sotomura
March 4th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Whoever's got an iPhone or other 3G device and goes to the event, please ask to see the back of the two game's boxes and tell me the code in the bottom-right corner. :D

(Yes, I am taking advantage of the situation.)

iNfEcTeD_mUsHrOoM420
March 5th, 2011, 02:05 AM
Same here! :) I'm gonna wake up so early and meet my friends at 42nd st
oh word? ima be meeting them up on 48th st.
gonna be sick bro! hahaha cant wait for us to tell em on here how it went :D

oh and hiroshi, i'm going with like 12 people. so i can easily post them up here for you later.

fenyx4
March 5th, 2011, 02:24 AM
And now there's news that Ken Sugimori might be in attendance! Junichi Masuda's presence has not been hinted at, though...

http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/New_York_fans%27_wishes_granted

Coupled with that, The Presidents of The United States (band) will be performing "Can't Stop Catchin 'em All", the Unova PokeRap.

I wish I could go! T_T Well, this event does seem like it will be a memorable experience, fitting with Pokemon's rebirth.

If possible, could someone ask them to convert Missingno. into a real Pokemon and BRING BACK Apricorn Balls, Seals, in-game Berry Patches, RSE-style Contests, Gym Leader rematches, VS Seeker, and PLEASE STOP DOING "EVENT/MYTHICAL" POKEMON GIVEAWAYS? Kthxbai.

Hiroshi Sotomura
March 5th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Jealous. I was crazed over the fact that they appeared in the UK not too long ago, too. Can Australia have an awesome launch event with these guys visiting us too?

…nope, we can't. Damn you, TPCi.

TheAppleFreak
March 5th, 2011, 06:48 AM
And now there's news that Ken Sugimori might be in attendance! Junichi Masuda's presence has not been hinted at, though...

http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/New_York_fans%27_wishes_granted

Coupled with that, The Presidents of The United States (band) will be performing "Can't Stop Catchin 'em All", the Unova PokeRap.

I wish I could go! T_T Well, this event does seem like it will be a memorable experience, fitting with Pokemon's rebirth.

If possible, could someone ask them to convert Missingno. into a real Pokemon and BRING BACK Apricorn Balls, Seals, in-game Berry Patches, RSE-style Contests, Gym Leader rematches, VS Seeker, and PLEASE STOP DOING "EVENT/MYTHICAL" POKEMON GIVEAWAYS? Kthxbai.

OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD I MIGGHT BE ABLE TO MEET KEN SUGIMORI

Excuse me while I have a meltdown from the awesome.

Also, change in wardrobe: I'll be the guy there with the black DS Lite with FireRed in the GBA slot with an iPhone with a Nintendo boot logo and a blue Sandvich shirt from TF2.

OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD

By the way, there's an update! Ken Sugimori has confirmed that he is attending the NY launch event!

His twitter is here: http://twitter.com/SUPER_32X The seventh post from the top (as of 12:22 PM EST) says he is going to the BW launch event.

YES

iNfEcTeD_mUsHrOoM420
March 5th, 2011, 07:57 PM
it was..so frekin EPIC!!!! my cousin has the pics so as soon as he puts them up i will show them all to you of me n our friends at the event. my 2 friends got interviewed so my whole crew was on some nintendo news :) we were all the way in the front in the back of the first bracket of lines. and i started the countdown from 60 if any of you heard that :P

TheAppleFreak
March 6th, 2011, 03:55 PM
...I'm dismayed. The line wrapped around two corners, and I had to leave before being able to get the games or participate in any festivities... D:

However, I went back today, and battled an employee in HG (I lost, but that was expected) and got some stuff, including a T-shirt, from trivia contests. Oh, and I got the game too. That was cool.