Which will you choose?

Nintendo's desire to get the name Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on everyone's lips gathers apace. Fresh from the appointment of Seth Green in a series of adverts the Big N has just announced a launch event at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday July 10th.

Guest of honour for the event will be Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest series, who'll sign autographs for the first thirty fans in line at a maximum of two items each, so there may be hard decisions to make if you're a big fan of the series. There will also be prizes, a themed photo booth and, best of all, a Dragon Quest ice cream truck to provide cooling refreshment to satiate hardy adventurers.

As well as all this related entertainment you'll also be able to get your hands on DQIX and try out its multiplayer modes and deep customisation on one of the many stations set up around the Plaza. Here's all the information you need to make sure next weekend is as Dragon Quest-y as it can be.

Nintendo will host a sensational social gathering to celebrate the July 11 launch of DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the portable Nintendo DS™ family of systems. Consumers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to the Nintendo World store in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza to experience the multiplayer fun and rich customization features of this epic new release. Multiple game demo stations will be placed throughout the store and Rockefeller Plaza for attendees. All guests will have the opportunity to buy the game in advance of launch and Yuji Horii, creator of the DRAGON QUEST series, will sign autographs for the first 30 fans in line at the Nintendo World store to purchase the game (limit two items per customer). All visitors also can have souvenir pictures snapped in a unique DRAGON QUEST photo booth, snack on treats from a DRAGON QUEST ice cream truck (while supplies last), and receive special DRAGON QUEST-themed prizes (while supplies last).

The latest installment in the popular DRAGON QUEST video game series, DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies has already attracted players of all ages and backgrounds in Japan, with 4.2 million copies sold. The game allows players to customize their own adventures by choosing their characters’ appearance, abilities, weapons and other items. Up to four players can connect via a local wireless connection to explore mysterious dungeons, tangle with fearsome creatures and complete challenges together. More information about DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies can be found at www.dqnine.com.


Saturday, July 10, 2010
1-4 p.m.


Nintendo World store
10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
(Between 5th & 6th Ave.)