Smash Bros. Tourney

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Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournaments Storm the Country

          Nintendo and Best Buy Team Up to Crown a National Champion

    REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Attention all Smash fans: Put up
your dukes! Just before the launch of the much-anticipated Super Smash
Bros.(R) Brawl, Mario(TM) and friends are hosting four regional Wii(TM)
tournaments. The competitions will visit Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston
and finally New York for a Midnight Madness Launch event at the Best Buy store
at 622 Broadway in New York. All of the 256 participants at each location will
receive a $10 Best Buy gift card. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a
custom-designed, crystal-covered Wii, a home theater system from Best Buy and
other prizes.
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    “Super Smash Bros. is one of the world’s most popular game franchises
because it draws in characters from across the Nintendo universe and beyond
for some all-out fighting fun,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s
executive vice president of sales & marketing. “Super Smash Bros. Brawl has
extreme appeal among our core audience, but these tournaments are a great way
to get new fans involved as well — before the game is even available in
stores.”
    Each regional tournament will provide the first 256 people in attendance
the chance to “brawl” one-on-one with other contestants in a
single-elimination tournament to determine a winner in each market. Regional
winners will face off in a final multiplayer “brawl” at the New York City
tournament.
    The grand prize winner will receive a crystal-coated Wii with a design
from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a home theater system from Best Buy and a copy
of the game. The second-place finisher will receive one Wii system and Wii
Remote, one copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a $1,000 Best Buy gift card.
The third-place finisher will receive a Wii and Wii Remote, a copy of the game
and a $500 Best Buy gift card. The fourth-place finisher will receive a Wii,
an extra Wii Remote, a copy of the game and a $250 Best Buy gift card. For
more information about the tournaments, visit Nintendo.com.

    The tournaments will take place at the following times and locations:

    Feb. 16
    Doors open at 3 p.m.
    Orpheum Theater
    842 S. Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA  90014

    Feb. 23
    Doors open at 2 p.m.
    Ten15 Folsom
    1015 Folsom St.
    San Francisco, CA  94103

    March 1
    Doors open at 3 p.m.
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Olden Hall
    100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA  01609

    March 8
    Doors open at 5 p.m.
    Best Buy (NOHO)
    622 Broadway
    New York, NY  10012

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl features dozens of Nintendo characters, from Mario 
to Link(TM) to Pikachu(R), as well as new characters like Solid Snake, a
gritty soldier from Konami’s hugely popular Metal Gear series, and Sonic The
Hedgehog. The combat-filled game lets characters of all kinds brawl until only
one is left standing. Its predecessor, Super Smash Bros.(R) Melee, was the
best-selling game of all time for Nintendo GameCube(TM). Super Smash Bros.
Brawl has more characters, more features and more action-packed fun. What’s
more, Super Smash Bros. Brawl uses Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi Connection, which allows
up to four players to simultaneously brawl no matter where they are based. For
a complete list of characters and features, visit http://www.SmashBros.com.

    About Nintendo: The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance
and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.5
billion video games and more than 430 million hardware units globally, and has
created industry icons like Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM)
and Pokemon(R). 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, visit the company’s
Web site at http://www.nintendo.com.

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