For years, the flagship Nintendo World Store has been a special place right in the heart of New York City for tourists and gamers alike, as the only store of its kind specifically devoted to all things from the House of Mario, and today the store got a fresh coat of paint in its grand reopening event.
Following about one month of renovations and improvements, the Nintendo World Store saw its grand reopening and ribbon cutting as the store is now “Nintendo NY,” with the store remaining in its current location inside Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, though the inside seeing some pretty grand new renovations and interior changes.
Alongside the changes to the interior such as expanded demo kiosks and tons of great merchandise and games available to purchase, the store is also looking to become a larger part of Nintendo’s operations and events down the line.
Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Scott Moffitt, was in attendance to help with the store’s ribbon cutting and also offered some words that the store will be a large part of Nintendo’s events moving forward, such as the store hosting an upcoming preview event for this spring’s Pokken Tournament, and plenty more on offer.
In addition to Moffitt attending, other special guests in attendance for the reopening included Charles Martinet, the long-time voice actor behind Mario (and other characters) himself, and of course no Nintendo event would be without an appearance from Mario and Luigi themselves.
You can check out the full gallery of photos from today’s reopening of the Nintendo NY Store below: