Capture the excitement and laughter as Pokémon™ fans of all ages play Pokémon™ Black Version and-or Pokémon™ White Version weeks before they launch in Canada. Special Pokémon guest, Pikachu will be onsite to greet fans along with Nintendo of Canada spokesperson Julie Gagnon.
There are two events scheduled for Canadian gaming youngsters:
Grand Court Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby
Saturday, February 12th 10am – 9pm and Sunday, February 13th 11am – 7pm
These pre-launch events will feature hands-on game play, colouring stations, face painting and Pokémon inspired giveaways (while supplies last), and those who purchase either of the new games between the March 6th launch and April 10th will be able to receive a special Liberty Pass via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required), which will enable them to catch the never-before-seen Mythical Pokémon Victini™.
Victini – the Victory Pokémon – is the first Pokémon that’s both Psychic- and Fire-type and cannot be obtained through normal game play. It is said that Victini creates an unlimited supply of energy, which it shares with others. This energy source may be the secret to how it brings about victories. Victini’s unique and exclusive Victory Star ability not only increases its own accuracy in battle, but also boosts the accuracy of all a player’s Pokémon in battle. Victini is a must-have in any Pokémon battle, and is especially useful in Triple Battles, which debut in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.
Available for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version include more than 150 never-before-seen Pokémon that players can catch, train and battle as they progress through the game. Both games are now available for pre-order from major retailers throughout Canada for a suggested retail price of $34.95 each.