News Archives for: September 2008

Mario to Deliver Major-League Excitement as Seattle Mariners Face New York Yankees
Posted on September 3, 2008 @ 6:50 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo's Star Player Gives Fans a Shot at Mario Super Sluggers for Wii

WHAT: The action at Seattle's Safeco Field will be wilder than ever on Sept. 5 when video game icon Mario™ takes over the diamond. While the hometown Mariners square off against the New York Yankees, Nintendo's world-famous plumber will give spectators even more to cheer about, offering fans a special opportunity to enjoy his latest game for the Wii™ console, Mario™ Super Sluggers.

Nintendo will place interactive Wii game kiosks throughout the ballpark, inviting attendees to swing the wireless Wii Remote controller like a bat or make a pitching motion to throw a pitch. This extraordinary new baseball title, which includes more than 40 playable characters from the Nintendo universe, will have the entire family cheering. To heighten the excitement in the stands, nine lucky fans—one randomly selected during each inning—will win a prize package that includes a Wii system and a copy of Mario Super Sluggers.

WHO: Mario, Major League players, fans, families and baseball lovers of all ages

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 5, 2008
Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Safeco Field
1250 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134


* Mario participating in first pitch of the game
* Mario and the Mariner Moose revving up the hometown crowd
* Enthusiastic baseball fans trying Mario Super Sluggers for the first time
* Excited fans winning their own Wii system and Mario Super Sluggers game
* Gameplay B-roll available

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo DS Fans Have a Hot New Color for the Fall: Metallic Silver
Posted on September 3, 2008 @ 6:50 PM EDT by: Hairball
In some venues, silver is the color of second place. For Nintendo DS™, silver is No. 1. Starting Sept. 7, Metallic Silver joins the Nintendo DS color palette. The new Metallic Silver version makes a nice addition to any tech collection, whether you're a gadget hipster or fashionista. Watch for the Metallic Silver DS to be featured in the new upcoming Nintendo DS print ad featuring actress Liv Tyler.

Millions of people around the world, from core gamers to new players, have discovered Nintendo DS. Some like to play traditional games like New Super Mario Bros.™, Mario Kart® DS or The Legend of Zelda®: Phantom Hourglass. Others use it to train their brains with Brain Age®: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day or solve puzzles with Crosswords DS. With a library of more than 600 games in every conceivable genre, there's a game or experience for everyone.

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Source: Nintendo Press Release