In just a few short hours from now, Nintendo fans around the world will finally have their hands on the long-awaited Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – luckily for those fans based in New York City, Nintendo was willing to start the party a little early and get their Smash on in style.
Just before the game’s official release on October 3rd, 2014, diligent and eager Nintendo fans waited outside in line at the Nintendo World Store in New York City, as Nintendo began offering copies of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS on sale starting at 8pm tonight.
DualShockers’ Allisa James (Reviews Editor) and Ryan Meitzler (Staff Writer) went over to Nintendo’s NYC emporium to check out the sights and sounds at hand for the big debut event of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and the wait was no short ordeal: the first fan waiting in line had been there for over 48 hours to obtain the first public copy of the game. Smash Bros. naturally brings dedication, but that kind is just something else.
In addition to a rowdy crowd shouting out their favorite characters or shouting for the names of the new ones they couldn’t wait to play (such as Little Mac or Mega Man), Nintendo World employees also gave out special edition Smash Bros. towels to go along with the game’s early release, while cheering the crowd on for a surely exciting night.
Nintendo World will also be hosting a series of special events to coincide with the release of the game, with a kickoff tournament this Saturday, October 4th, 2014, leading into a big national tournament that will begin on October 11th, 2014.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be available tomorrow, October 3rd, 2014 on 3DS – in the meantime, you can check out a gallery of photos (and a video) taken from tonight’s special release event in NYC: