Nintendo Preps for a Sporting Spree

January 25, 2008

Nintendo Preps for a Sporting

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 Wii and Nintendo DS games. The selection
for each sport will be different, so here’s a rundown of when and where to find

PGA events Nintendo will have six
interactive Wii units set up to demonstrate Wii Sports 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 Focus: Vision
Training in Minutes a Day and The BIGS.

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,

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,