Mario Party 9 Launch Party At Nintendo World

Hey NYC gamers is the latest event coming from our good friends at Nintendo.

WHAT: To celebrate the launch of Mario Party 9, a new game launching exclusively for the Wii console, Nintendo is teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Radio Disney to host a fun launch party. Invited guests will be among the first to try out the 80 new minigames, adventurous new stages and exciting boss battles in Mario Party 9 before the game launches on March 11. Throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy food, beverages, live entertainment from Radio Disney and a chance to win cool prizes (while supplies last). The party is back and bigger than ever with Mario Party 9, as boss battles crash the party and challenge players to compete and defeat a common enemy.

In a series first, players now travel across stages together in a vehicle towards a common goal, overcoming obstacles, battling bosses and collecting Mini Stars stolen by Bowser and his minions. But don’t get too friendly – only one player can become the Superstar. Tune in to Radio Disney AM 1560 in the weeks leading up to the event. Four lucky listeners will win tickets to attend and party with Mario and Luigi. More information about Mario Party 9 is available at
WHO: Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentors (“Bigs”), mentees (“Littles”) and their families 

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2012 7-10 p.m. ET

WHERE: Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020 (On 48th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues