Nintendo preps for Sporting Spree

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Jan. 25, 2008

Nintendo News

Nintendo Preps for a Sporting Spree

From fairways to ballparks, Nintendo will be making the rounds to sports
events of all stripes this winter. Sports fans and families will get to check
out the new Donkey Kong monster truck or try their hand at a variety of
different Wiiâ„¢ and Nintendo DSâ„¢ games. The selection for each sport will be
different, so here’s a rundown of when and where to find Nintendo:

PGA events
Nintendo will have six interactive Wii units set up to demonstrate Wii Sportsâ„¢
Golf and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® ’08.

Jan. 24-27:                Buick Open in San Diego
Jan. 31-Feb. 3:            FBR Open in Phoenix
Feb. 9-10:                 Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Feb. 14-17:                The ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Seattle Mariners event
Jan. 26-27:                Nintendo will be on hand at Safeco Field for
                           FanFest to show off the Nintendo Fan Network, a
                           free downloadable application that gives access to
                           baseball-related content on Nintendo DS systems
                           during Mariners home games. NFN users can access a
                           menu of interactive options including: a live
                           video feed of the game, scores from others MLB
                           games in progress, player stats and team
                           standings, trivia and word search games against
                           other fans and the ability to communicate with
                           other fans via Nintendo Fan Network messaging.

MLB events
Nintendo makes the rounds at spring training, visiting two dozen Cactus League
Spring Training baseball games in the Phoenix area. An interactive trailer
will feature both Wii and Nintendo DS games, including the Wii Sports Baseball
game, Flash Focusâ„¢: Vision Training in Minutes a Day and The BIGSâ„¢.

Feb. 28- March 3:       Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 6-9:              Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz.
March 13-17:            Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Ariz.
March 19-20:            Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.
March 22, 24, 27:       Hohokam Park, Mesa, Ariz.

Monster Jam events
Now through May:     Donkey Kong, the star of Donkey Kong®: Barrel Blast for
                     Wii, DK™ Jungle Climber for Nintendo DS and beloved
                     Nintendo franchise character for more than 25 years,
                     made his debut as an awesome monster truck in December.
                     The Donkey Kong monster truck is currently competing in
                     Monster Jam, and will be crisscrossing the country for
                     the next few months. For a complete list of Monster Jam
                     events, visit

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