GRAPEVINE, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GameStop, the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, and Nintendo of America invite young gamers and their families to discover Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive’s biggest video game to date, as it hits store shelves on Sunday, Aug. 18.
From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in nearly 100 GameStop stores across the U.S. families can see the all-new gaming platform while being taught by Nintendo team members how to play Disney Infinity on the Wii U. Who hasn’t thought about building a world where Mr. Incredible uses a Monsters University toilet paper launcher while driving around in Cinderella’s carriage with monster truck wheels? Now players can let their imaginations run free and create their own adventures.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Disney and Nintendo and bring our customers this opportunity to be among the first to play Disney Infinity and to play as the characters they know and love,” said Roger Baker, Disney merchant at GameStop. “It is a wonderfully immersive video game experience, and we will be offering the collectible figures, power discs, accessories and more that will bring the magic of Disney home.”
GameStop will also be the exclusive retailer offering a mini-magazine giveaway to the first 30 customers who make a Disney Infinity purchase in each store and $10 off the Disney Infinity Strategy Guide with a starter kit purchase. GameStop is also offering a 30% trade bonus on any items traded toward Disney Infinity products. As part of a channel-wide pre-order exclusive, customers can also get a free figure and power disc pack when pre-ordering a starter pack.
Select GameStop locations will also stay open late for midnight events on Saturday, Aug. 17 and others will open early at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. Parents can also shop online now at http://www.gamestop.com/collection/disney-infinity and visit http://www.gamestop.com/gs/gamestopevents/ for more information about events at participating stores.
Disney Infinity will be available on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii™, Wii™ U, Xbox 360™ game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
About Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity is an all-new video game initiative starring the beloved characters from Walt Disney and Pixar Studios’ most popular franchises. Players can place real-world toy versions of their favorite Disney characters onto a device called the Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lone Ranger, as well as into a giant Toy Box.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop’s global retail network and family of brands include 6,544 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/pc; and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.
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