It’s yet again the time to head out to the shopping malls and fight your way through the crowds for the holidays, but gamers in North America will be happy to know that Nintendo will be present to offer some gift advice and a much needed break for busy shoppers. Nintendo will be visiting many malls all over the country, displaying their entire holiday line-up from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, with certain malls getting preview The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword from the November 11th through Nov. 20th. On weekends visitors also may have a chance to interact with various Nintendo characters like Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Pikachu.
“Nintendo has something for everyone on your holiday gift list,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Shoppers can stop by to test-drive games, meet Nintendo characters or just to take a break from their gift hunting and have some fun.”
Full Details and Locations can be found below:
Nintendo 3DS games available to play at the mall program include Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Pokémon Rumble Blast, Star Fox 64 3D, Tetris Axis, nintendogs + cats, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure from Activision Publishing Inc. (also available for Wii) and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM.
Wii games available to play at the mall program include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Wii Play: Motion, Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance® 3 from Ubisoft and Zumba Fitness 2 from Majesco Entertainment.
Games for the Nintendo DS family of systems available to play at the mall program include Kirby Mass Attack, Fossil Fighters: Champions, Professor Layton and the Last Specter and Bejeweled 3 from PopCap.
The complete list of malls on the Nov. 21-Dec. 18 program is as follows. Malls marked with an asterisk will also participate in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword preview program Nov. 11-20. The complete list can also be found at http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew.
Annapolis in Annapolis, Md.
Barton Creek Square in Austin, Texas
Castleton Square in Indianapolis
*Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz.
Danbury Fair in Danbury, Conn.
*Dolphin Mall in Miami
*Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill.
Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.
Houston Galleria in Houston
King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pa.
Natick Mall in Natick, Mass.
Perimeter Mall in Atlanta
*San Francisco Centre in San Francisco
*Southcenter in Seattle
*SouthPark in Strongsville, Ohio
*The Parks at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
*Topanga in Canoga Park, Calif.
*Twelve Oaks in Novi, Mich.
Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif.
Washington Square in Portland, Ore.
Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn.
*Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, N.J.