So, I hope there weren't that many people able to go to this thing... because Nintendo and Best Buy has significantly cut their list of locations. To make matters worse, each Best Buy will only have one Demo Station per store... which has the four demos on it. Since you'll be waiting most of your time, if not the entire time (as no time limit has been announced for the stations)... there will be some kind of activities and swag.
They've apparently added more or still are using some others from the original list. Do NOT take the below list as CANON.
Did your Best Buy make the cut? Here's the Semi-True List as of now.
Alabama - Hoover, Huntsville Arizona - Tempe Marketplace Arkansas - Fort Smith California - Bakersfield, Emeryville Colorado - Denver Connecticut - Manchester Delaware - Concord Pike Florida - Gainesville, Pensacola Georgia - Augusta, Mall of Georgia, Savannah Illinois - Schaumburg Indiana - Greenwood Iowa - Cedar Rapids, Jordan Creek Kansas - Overland Park, Wichita Kentucky - Outer Loop Louisiana - Westbank Maryland - Wheaton Massachusetts - Dedham, Worcester Michigan - Rochester Hills Minnesota - Eden Prairie Missouri - South County New Jersey - Deptford, Woodbridge New York - Long Island City, Saratoga Springs, West Nyack North Carolina - Carolina Mall, Cary, Fayetteville, Winston Salem Ohio - NONE Oklahoma - Quail Springs Oregon - NONE Pennsylvania - Erie, Whitehall South Carolina - North Charleston Tennessee - Johnson City, Memphis, Rivergate Texas - Arlington, Galleria, South Austin, The Woodlands, Tyler, West McAllen Utah - NONE Vermont - Williston Virginia - Charlottesville, Newport News Washington - Lynnwood Wisconsin - NONE
Well, that blows. The one location in Wisconsin (which happened to be relatively on the way home from work) has been removed. As if this whole "promotion" wasn't already terrible enough with limited locations and super limited timeframes and a single demo unit per store.
Oh well, the rumored list is Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD and New Super Luigi U, none of which I feel the need to fight a big crowd to check out.
If this list indeed holds true, what nonsense. NSLU releases in just a handful of weeks, Pikmin releases in just a couple of months, and as noted above, Wind Waker is a remake. I was hoping for one of their unannounced games. Grumble, grumble.
I'm not taking work off for the Nintendo Direct. But I am going on a Social Media Black Out. From 10am Tuesday on I will not view NintendoWorldReport, Negative World, Twitter, Facebook, or even my E-mail (at risk of Nintendo e-mailing me about shit). I will come home after work with a direct link to the show and watch it with a Slurpee.
Then I will come here and join the fun and discussion. We're recording the NW podcast about it Wednesday after work.\
@TriforceBun That's the rumored list so nothing is confirmed, but yeah, lame if true. DLC and a remake of games I already own, and two games that we've seen plenty of videos and have even been playable outside of E3 already. I'll be really disappointed if that's the real lineup. (Oh wait, no I won't, because they canceled the only location in my entire state.)
The Woodlands is closest to my new office, which I start on Monday, but the traffic up there is a nightmare after work which would be the only time I could go =/ If that rumored list of games is true, then it's not worth a trip.