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Chicago, Mario is Coming to See You Too

Posted by James Newton

He gets everywhere

Mario visits the Windy City next week to promote upcoming 3DS release Super Mario 3D Land, appearing at the John Hancock Center on 9th November.

As with his other events in Austin, TX, New York City and San Diego, there'll be an army of Tanooki Marios making an appearance for a surprise performance.

What city do you think will be next?

CHICAGO ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT JOHN HANCOCK CENTER ON NOV. 9

Consumers Enjoy a Surprise Performance to Celebrate Upcoming Launch of Super Mario 3D Land Game

WHAT: Be on the look-out in your city for dozens of Marios dressed in Tanooki ears and tails to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Super Mario 3D Land™ game for the Nintendo 3DS™hand-held system. Marios will leap from the Mushroom Kingdom into the real world for a special one-time appearance that Chicago-area consumers won’t want to miss.

Super Mario 3D Land is the first Mario™ game created for Nintendo 3DS and launches on Nov. 13. It is the next evolution of Mario game play with the return of the fan-favorite Tanooki Mario. The game uses 3D visuals to deliver classic Mario action with enhanced depth, distance and speed, all without the need for special glasses. To date, more than 262 million Super Mario games have been sold around the globe, making it one of the world’s most widely enjoyed video game series.

WHO: Dozens of Marios, consumers of all kinds
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9 Between 12:30 – 1 p.m.
WHERE: John Hancock Center 875 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
VISUALS:

  • Consumers enjoying a surprise performance by a dozens of Marios
  • Fun opportunities for highly visual b-roll and photography

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User Comments (21)

BulbasaurusRex

#6

BulbasaurusRex said:

It looks like the Southeast and Northwest are still unrepresented, so I'll guess Atlanta and Seattle (and maybe also Denver if the want to include the Mountain West region).

NintyMan

#10

NintyMan said:

That's only several hours away from me, but too long for me to get there from southern Indiana. It'll probably be in Miami and Seattle too, especially the latter since that's where NOA HQ is.

UltraRobPrime

#12

UltraRobPrime said:

Chicago is only 45 minutes away from me. Here is a fact: Chicago makes every thing in LA and NYC look awful.

Retro_on_theGo

#14

Retro_on_theGo said:

YESS!!! Nintendo listened to me!
OMG! :O

Wait...Wed. During school hours...wtf Nintendo...wtf. The main people buying this will be kids anyway! What were they thinking?
Thanks for pointing that out Birdman. >.>

Super-Mario-Fan

#15

Super-Mario-Fan said:

YESSSS! THEIR COMING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIDN'T THINK THEY WERE COMING HERE BUT THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAKES ME SUPER HAPPY!!!!!!!!! THEY MUST HAVE LISTENED TO ME BECAUSE I WROTE HOW SAD I WAS YESTERDAY FROM KNOWING THAT ITS PROBABLY NOT COMING HERE BUT NOW IT IS!!!!!!!!!!! WAIT! NOOOOOOOOOOOO! ITS GOING TO BE ON SCHOOL HOURS ON A WEDNESDAY! NOW IM SUPER SUPER SUPER MAD!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

bercal

#16

bercal said:

can u please come to oregon there is never anything big that happins
here

StarDust4Ever

#17

StarDust4Ever said:

People, please try to understand something: These are most likely the same Marios at each and every event. The entire crew of "Marios" have to travel 1000s of miles, set up, perform, and break down the scenery for every showing, so it's simply not possible to hit every location on a single Saturday. Likewise, it is simply not possible to do a nation-wide tour of every major city in two weeks. Most likely tons of grown fans will be on their jobs at the time too.

Remember, this is a media event, so here's hoping there may possibly be live coverage of the New York event on Good Morning America. If not, there will at least be plenty of videos of the events to watch on Youtube and Nintendo's corporate website. Trust me, Nintendo wants these events to go viral on telivision and online, as people who see them will want to buy the games. ;)

Ren

#18

Ren said:

yeah, great. I'm glad it's coming to my town but what do I get out of it?

Shworange

#19

Shworange said:

Come over to Minneapolis! Come to the Mall of America, Nintendo! You'd love it and we'd let you rule the state with an iron fist during your stay!

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