Pokemon Fans Worldwide Invited to Virtually Attend Launch Event

April 19, 2007

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
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