The event Nintendo fans have long been waiting for has finally happened, Nintendo NY is officially open. The official Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with comments galore of anticipation and excitement. As if there weren’t enough incentives already, it was announced that each day of the opening weekend a different commemorative Splatoon would be handed out.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mario and Luigi unveil the remodeled Nintendo NY store during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 19, 2016. Joining the Super Mario Bros. (left to right) are Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, and Nintendo of America executives Doug Bowser, Vice President of Sales; Scott Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing; and Rick Lessley, Vice President of the Supply Chain Group.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo unveils the new Nintendo NY store, complete with renovated interior elements and design, on Feb. 19, 2016.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Nintendo fans eagerly await to enter the grand reopening of the remodeled Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza on Feb. 19, 2016.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Rinaldy G. of New York plays Mario Kart 8 using the Nintendo NY store’s upgraded Wii U demo units at the store’s reopening on Feb. 19, 2016.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, guests explore the remodeled Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza at the reopening on Feb. 19, 2016.
Charles Martinet announced on his Twitter that he would be handing out autographs at the reopening. An autograph everyone was thrilled to receive. Based on the times left by the actor, not everyone in attendance may have been able to receive one, though.
No doubt, every fan present was happy to be a part of such a momentous occasion. Were you able to attend or were you stuck at home? Has any of your own photos you want to share? Let us know what you thought while you were there.