Published on September 14th, 2009 | by Aykut D.1
Scribblenauts launch party at Nintendo World
Nintendo’s launch party for Scribblenauts was this Sunday and the Lvlone crew was there to get a chance to buy the game early, meet the creative minds behind the game and eat some Scribblenauts themed cake.
Nintendo only does launch parties for really big games like Wii Sports Resort, and Pokemon titles. However the big N decided to change things up a little and throw a party for a brand new IP and a very original one at that. Nintendo really went above and beyond to promote Scribblenauts, every DS kiosk on the floor had a playable copy of the game and there several attendants walking around passing out free prizes. Free items included Scribblenauts themed pins, yo-yos, and of course notepads. Unforutnally by the time we got there they had ran out of the free red hats that Maxwell, the main character wears in the game. After trying out the game and mingling a little we bought our copies, but the party wasn’t done yet. We went upstairs to the second floor and got our copies of the game signed by the creative team behind Scribblenauts. Finally as a finale to the whole event a giant cake in the shape of Maxwell was cut and passed around to attendees, the cake was indeed tasty.
Overall the launch party was pretty cool, it was really crowded at Nintendo World but not so much that there was a line out the door as I originally thought, it was a perfect sized event for a brand new title. People of all ages were there many of them wearing those red hats and virtually everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Younger kids were playing their DSs showing each other how they solved a scenario in the game, while parents talked about how interesting and fun the game was. The Scribblenauts launch party at Nintendo World may not have been the biggest gaming related event but it was still a great time, more companies should promote their new games like Nintendo does.
Check out the image gallery below to see the sights of the event, also some unrelated Scribblenauts including a badass Link statue.