Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll
Posted by Tim Latshaw
Yolks like fun
The Easter Egg Roll, taking place this year on Monday, 21st April, is a time-honoured tradition in which children use long-handled spoons to race their ovoids down the South Lawn of the White House. It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would want in on the fun this year, as the event practically begs for a tie-in with Yoshi's New Is--
Wait, what? They're not taking Yoshi with them?
Ah. According to a Nintendo press release, the company has paired up with the National Park Foundation and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to promote their more active titles: Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club. Both games will be available for play during the festivities, and costumed Mario and Luigi characters will also be on hand for photo ops and cheering on the kids as they roll.
Honestly, having Wii Fit and Wii Sports at the Easter Egg Roll fits perfectly with this year's theme of "Hop Into Healthy, Swing Into Shape" and is a good push toward Nintendo's planned "Quality of Life" initiative. Just don't tell Mrs. Obama how a certain poor, snubbed green dino will be spending the day sitting at home double-fisting discount Peeps and Cadbury Eggs.