Maybe I'm rusty on my Nintendo knowledge, but when was the last time they gave such special treatment to a 3rd party game? I know Muramasa has a launch party coming up, but that game has already been released in Japan and is a "proven" game, topping the sales charts in the first week of its release.
Regardless, it would seem Scribblenauts will enjoy an early launch event on September 13th, 2009.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be hosting an exclusive launch event to celebrate the debut of the already acclaimed Scribblenauts, available for Nintendo DS and DSi. The Nintendo World store will be the only place that consumers can purchase their copies of Scribblenauts (while supplies last) before its official launch on Sept. 15, and the event will feature an autograph signing with Scribblenauts creative director Jeremiah Slaczka, fun and informative game demos, exclusive premium item giveaways and many more fun activities.
The Scribblenauts scene will take place...
Sunday, September 13th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nintendo World store
10 Rockefeller Plaza (at 48th St. between 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10020
So not only do you get the game two days early, but you also get to hang out with 5TH Cellers, grab some autographs, watch people play it, earn some prizes...ugh. This is one event I really wish I could attend! But as a poor college kid in my senior year, it's hard to justify the cost, a 14 hour car ride (round trip to NYC) and missing class for the launch of a video game. Still...I so wish I could make it happen.
Ah well. If you guys do live in New York or close to it then definitely mark that day on your calender. And take pictures so I can be jealous of you!