The store will also be rebranded to Nintendo NY, a name change which hopefully suggests more locations in future:
We suspect that the majority of Nintendo fans that have been to New York have ensured they've visiting the Nintendo World store. A two-storey shop in Manhattan's Rockefeller Plaza, it continues to host various launch parties and events while drawing in fans from around the world.
Nintendo of America has now announced, however, that it's getting a revamp. It's set to close for a month on 19th January, re-opening on 19th February with a new layout that includes demo units, a 15-foot gaming screen and an enormous coin at the entrance. You can see some concept imagery (oddly including a simulated Skyward Sword screen) below.
When it reopens on 19th February Nintendo is promising some relaunch festivities:
The weekend of the reopening (Feb. 19-21), the newly branded Nintendo NY store will host a series of reopening activities, including giveaways (while supplies last) and appearances by costumed characters like Mario and Luigi. The store will also sell exclusive souvenirs that can only be purchased that weekend, including a limited-edition T-shirt featuring Mario or Link. Fans who want to try out some of Nintendo's latest games are in luck, as new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be available to play.
Are you going to make the journey to the revamped Nintendo store in New York?