All photos lovingly swiped from Nintendo of Canada’s Facebook page.
November 21 was a big day for Nintendo, with the release of their big holiday titles: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (for Wii U!). Nintendo also launched their new lineup of amiibo figures – collectibles that can be used to interact with some of Nintendo’s key titles.
Nintendo claimed this calendar real-estate as “Nintendo Day”, and hosted a series of in-store events at retail stores across the country to allow the fans a deeper insight into these new products. The night before Nintendo Day, Nintendo took over a sizable chunk of Toronto’s Skywalk, filled it with kiosks playing Super Smash Bros., and then filled in whatever space was left with hundreds of fans who came to get hands on with the game and compete for prizes in 8-way battles on the big-screen.
We had an opportunity to talk with Nintendo of Canada spokesperson Julie Gagnon about what Nintendo Day was all about.