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The Pokemon Company International has announced that a national mall tour will take place across the US in February and March to celebrate the release of Pokemon Black and White versions.

 

The tour will include demos of Pokemon Black and White, special free movie theatre screenings of Zoroark: Master of Illusions and a scavenger hunt to collect stamps and win prizes. It also confirms the distribution of Celebi at GameStop stores, which was rumoured earlier this month.

 

The dates and locations are as follows:

 

February 5th and 6th:
· Seattle, WA (Westfield Southcenter, Seattle, WA)
· Cleveland, OH (Westfield SouthPark, Strongsville, OH)

 

February 12th and 13th:
· San Jose, CA (Westfield Oakridge, San Jose, CA)
· Memphis, TN (Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN)

 

February 19th and 20th:
· Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA)
· Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Square, Indianapolis, IN)

 

February 26th and 27th:
· Denver, CO (Town Center at Aurora, Aurora, CO)
· Philadelphia, PA (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia, PA)

 

March 5th and 6th:
¬∑ Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America¬ģ, Bloomington, MN)
· *New York, NY (Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ)
*Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th

 

March 12th and 13th:
· Dallas, TX (Grapevine Mills, Grapevine, TX)
· Atlanta, GA (Discover Mills, Lawrenceville, GA)

 

March 19th and 20th:
· Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Mills, Tempe, AZ)
· Jacksonville, FL (Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, FL)

 

Source: Pokemon.com

 

Full Press Release:

 

BELLEVUE, Wash. ‚Äď January 11, 2011 ‚Äď Pok√©mon Trainers get ready‚Ķthe Pok√©mon Black Version and Pok√©mon White Version video games for the Nintendo DS‚ĄĘ family of systems are touring America! The Pok√©mon Company International announced today that one of the most anticipated video game releases of the year will be supported by a multi-city national mall tour starting February 5th ‚Äď a month before the March 6th U.S. launch of the games. The 14-city tour will give fans an opportunity to discover all-new Pok√©mon while playing the brand-new adventure that has already taken Japan by storm. The mall tour will kick off a blockbuster year for the franchise with more activities, entertainment, and product releases on tap throughout 2011.

 

Each two-day stop along the Pok√©mon Black Version and White Version Tour will offer fans a truly immersive experience based on the new world found in the video games, with Pok√©mon taking over malls to celebrate the marquee releases. Video game demo areas will showcase Pok√©mon Black Version and Pok√©mon White Version, allowing fans to experience the games firsthand. Families can attend a free screening of the new Pok√©mon feature-length film, Pok√©mon-Zoroark: Master of Illusions, at theaters located at the mall tour stops. The tour also features Pok√©mon character meet and greets with brand-new starter Pok√©mon Snivy‚ĄĘ, Tepig‚ĄĘ and Oshawott‚ĄĘ, a mall-wide scavenger hunt, a special Celebi‚ĄĘ character distribution at GameStop stores; plus contests, prizes, and much more! A Pok√©mon Center store offering merchandise will also be on-site.

 

‚ÄúThe anticipation for Pok√©mon Black Version and Pok√©mon White Version has been palpable, and we are eager to introduce these fantastic new games to America,‚ÄĚ said J.C. Smith, The Pok√©mon Company International‚Äôs director of Marketing. ‚ÄúWe cannot wait to hit the road and give Pok√©mon fans an up-close and personal look at an all-new world of Pok√©mon in a fun, totally immersive environment.‚ÄĚ

 

The Pokémon Black Version and White Version Tour will run every weekend through March 20th in the following cities:

 

February 5th and 6th:
· Seattle, WA (Westfield Southcenter, Seattle, WA)
· Cleveland, OH (Westfield SouthPark, Strongsville, OH)

 

February 12th and 13th:
· San Jose, CA (Westfield Oakridge, San Jose, CA)
· Memphis, TN (Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN)

 

February 19th and 20th:
· Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA)
· Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Square, Indianapolis, IN)

 

February 26th and 27th:
· Denver, CO (Town Center at Aurora, Aurora, CO)
· Philadelphia, PA (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia, PA)

 

March 5th and 6th:
¬∑ Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America¬ģ, Bloomington, MN)
· *New York, NY (Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ)
*Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th

 

March 12th and 13th:
· Dallas, TX (Grapevine Mills, Grapevine, TX)
· Atlanta, GA (Discover Mills, Lawrenceville, GA)

 

March 19th and 20th:
· Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Mills, Tempe, AZ)
· Jacksonville, FL (Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, FL)

 

The mall tour kicks off a historic year for the Pokémon franchise that will introduce an all-new trading card game expansion, feature-length film, animated series, and merchandise. The multi-pronged rollout will thrust the Pokémon brand into the spotlight across its many entertainment offerings.

 

For more information about Pokémon please visit www.Pokemon.com.

 


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