Nintendo of America is set to host an exciting launch event at Nintendo World in New York on 11th October to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Pokémon X & Y for Nintendo 3DS.

Starting at 9.00pm EST and running until 1:00am, the event will provide Pokémon fans with the chance to play the upcoming games and participate in a wealth of fun activities, as well as be among the first people in the country to own a copy of Pokémon X or Y. In case you're wondering, the games will only be on sale from midnight on 12th October, Pokémon X & Y's official global release date.

The launch celebration is set to be a rocking PokéParty and will feature a DJ, Pokémon trivia, gameplay stands and even a costumed appearance from the ever adorable Pikachu. Nintendo is also planning to run a number of giveaways over the duration of the evening.

Are you planning to attend the event? If so, let us know in the comments section below and be sure to take plenty of photos!