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For anyone living in or around the New York City area, you might want to head over to the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza one more time before January 19th. If you don’t live in the immediate area and plan on visiting, however, you might want to hold off until February 19th, if you can.

According to Nintendo World’s official website, the massive two-story store will be closing on January 19th, just under two weeks from today, for a full 30 days in order to overhaul its interior. The store claims that when it reopens on February 19th, it will have an entirely new look and feel, complete with new Wii U and 3DS demo units, a 15 foot gaming screen, and a large bronze coin that reads the store’s tagline: “Where everyone comes to play.”


Once the store reopens its doors, it’ll be holding a weekend-long event from the 19th to the 21st that includes giveaways and appearances from our favorite Nintendo characters. Also on sale will be weekend-exclusive items specifically sold for the opening celebration. Additionally, new and even upcoming Wii U and 3DS games will be available to play on the demo units within the store!

The Nintendo World Store originally opened its doors in 2001 in its current location, and was a Pokémon-specific retailer called The Pokémon Center. In 2005 it was entirely revamped into what we know it as today. After its newest remodel this month, it will be known as Nintendo NY.

Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Scott Moffitt commented on the remodel, stating, “Nintendo is constantly evolving its experiences for fans. The New Nintendo NY store is a must-see location for anyone that has a memory of Nintendo, or who wants to see what Nintendo has in store for the future.”

You can check out more information on Nintendo World’s official website, or see the official tweet about the announcement, made by Nintendo World Store’s new Twitter account, @NintendoNYC.

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