Nintendo is having one heck of a week and wants to let you in on some of the fun.
Tomorrow and Saturday, Mario lovers can play Mario Maker on the Wii U at select Best Buys nationwide. In the Seattle area, only two Best Buys are featuring the game, the locations at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood and in Tacoma, according to this Best Buy blog post.
If you drop by between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, or noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, you can take a shot at the new game yourself. That is, if the lines aren’t crazy. The store will also be taking pre-orders for the Mario Maker, which is due out this fall.
Earlier, we wrote about Nintendo and Skylanders partnership announced at E3, under which “the amiibo figures Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will work with the upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers for Wii U, unlocking digital versions of the characters to play in the game. They will also work as amiibo in other Nintendo games for Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.”
Nintendo kicked off the E3 week with the comeback of its Nintendo World Championship on Sunday. In case you hadn’t heard, president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, who also participated in the event, got “destroyed” by the gaming competition, according to this wrap-up in Business Insider. If you’d like to watch the entire Nintendo World Championship event, it’s online at YouTube now.
We’ll warn you, it’s almost five hours long, but over 2.6 million people have viewed at least some of the video to date: