Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders

Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The latter is called 'Smash Fest', of course, giving gamers a chance to try out Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a first look for the public.

Best Buy's official promotion website has now launched, and allows a quick search to check which stores will be hosting the event; remember, the dates and times are as follows, in each store's local time.

  • Wednesday, June 11 from 4pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, June 14 from Noon – 5pm

Meanwhile, those that get to the events early and put down a pre-order for either the Wii U or 3DS version will have a change to receive some extra goodies.

Be one of the first 70 attendees at each event to pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U and receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin (one per customer, while supplies last). You will also get a $5 My Best Buy™ certificate when you pick up your fully paid game upon release.

As for the demo itself, Nintendo has issued a press release that says the following.

The four-player demo of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U lets players battle it out against one another using their favorite characters from fan-favorite video game franchises like Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Legend of Zelda.

With attendees encouraged to bring along their 3DS or 2DS for online gaming, these could be rather fun events once again. If you're in the U.S. let us know if you're planning to head to a local store to get your hands on the demo.

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