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Pokemon Fans Worldwide Invited to Virtually Attend Launch Event

April 19, 2007

Pokemon Fans Worldwide Invited to Virtually Attend Launch Event

While Thousands Gather in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza to Celebrate Arrival of Pokemon Diamond & Pokemon Pearl, Millions More Can Join the Excitement at pokemon.com

Nintendo and Pokemon USA celebrate the launch of the new Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl games for the hand-held Nintendo DS with an afternoon of festivities for gamers and Pokemon fans of all ages. The games have already sold millions in Japan, and pre-orders have already topped 500,000 in the U.S. Based on these numbers, Nintendo expects Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl to be among the top-selling games for 2007. Thousands of Pokemon fans are expected to attend this fun-filled event in NYC, and millions more are invited to log on to www.pokemon.com to catch all of the day’s excitement via a live webcast to run throughout the entire event.

Pokemon fans unable to make it to NYC can log on and watch as the world-famous Rockefeller Plaza is transformed into a Pokemon universe. Featured at the event will be interactive game play stations showing off the brand new games, a fun-filled stage show with prizes like action figures and Pokedex interactive games from JAKKS Pacific, a Pokemon Trading Card Game play area, a movie lounge featuring the new Pokemon movie, Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and a special Kids Zone for younger fans. Plus, demo Pokemon Learning League, the online educational suite of animated, interactive lessons in language arts, math, science, and life skills for children 8-12.

The webcast will be broadcast live from the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Plaza, NYC from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST Sunday, April 22, 2007 at www.pokemon.com.

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