WHAT: Nintendo celebrates the release of the groundbreaking Advance Wars®: Days of Ruin with a launch party at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza. Passionate gamers with an appetite for virtual combat will gather for a sneak peek at the latest Advance Wars title and a chance to win awesome prizes. Consumers are sure to line up early, as Nintendo will be awarding the first 25 attendees a free copy of the game. Eager fans of all stripes will participate in Nintendo trivia challenges, create colorful Advance Wars battle maps and compete in a live multiplayer tournament.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin for Nintendo DS™ makes its official debut on Jan. 21, updating the acclaimed combat series with a host of new characters, enhanced graphics and exciting wireless features. Players must lead their troops through a mind-bending battle to save the planet in this hotly anticipated sequel, using keen strategy and the award-winning wireless function of the top-selling Nintendo DS.

WHO: Video game enthusiasts of all ages

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 20

Event time: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Nintendo World store

10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020




* Line of consumers eager to get their hands of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
* Gamers of all ages competing for prizes
* Fans cheering each other on in a live multiplayer tournament
* Characters for consumer photo opps