Nintendo will host several events during this year's Sundance Film
Festival, including a premiere party for the Wii U Video Challenge as
well as the Nintendo Lounge, a gaming lounge that gives residents of
Park City, Utah, and festival attendees the opportunity to experience
and enjoy unreleased Nintendo games for the hit Wii U console and
Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system.
Kicking off the festivities on Jan. 17 is the Wii U Video Challenge
premiere party, an event that showcases the talents of the next
generation of filmmakers who made films about the next generation of
video game consoles. At the event, Nintendo will premiere three short
films that feature the exclusive game-play experiences of the Wii U
console and New Super Mario Bros. U.
Leading up to this big event, YouTube filmmakers from all over the
country were asked to create short films focusing on the unique game
play of Wii U and the Wii U GamePad controller. From the pool of
talented filmmakers, 12 were selected to participate in the 48-hour Wii
U Video Challenge from Jan. 11-13. Forming three teams of four people
each, the filmmakers created new films that showcased the fun and
exciting game play of Wii U.
The short films made by the three teams will premiere at the Sundance
Film Festival in the Nintendo Lounge on Jan. 17 in front of film
industry influencers, Nintendo executives and other VIPs. Films will be
voted on by the live audience in attendance.
For three days starting Jan. 18, Nintendo opens the doors of the
Nintendo Lounge to industry executives and celebrities. On Jan. 21, the
gaming lounge opens to the public. The Nintendo Lounge offers the
opportunity to take a break from the frigid weather of Park City, relax
in a comfortable environment and play a collection of fun Wii U and
Nintendo 3DS games.
Wii U video games featured in the lounge include recent releases like New
Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, i>ZombiU from
Ubisoft, SiNG PARTY, as well as the upcoming Rayman Legends
from Ubisoft and Wii Fit U, the first installment in the Wii
Fit series on Wii U.
On the Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system, many different games will be
playable. In addition to New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Professor
Layton and the Miracle Mask, three not-yet-released games will be
joining the all-star Nintendo 3DS lineup. For fans looking forward to
anticipated sequels, Brain Age: Concentration Training, Luigi's
Mansion: Dark Moon and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of
Fate from KONAMI Digital Entertainment, Inc. will be available to
play before they hit retail stores.
The Nintendo Lounge at Sundance is located at 738 Main St., Park City,
Utah, 84060, and is open to Park City residents, festival attendees and
out of town visitors on Jan. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
Nintendo is not officially associated with the Sundance Film Festival.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™
and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and
Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware
units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance,
Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™,
Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™
and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become
well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™,
Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly
owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash.,
serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western
Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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