Party like a Pok?mon in NYC for the launch of Pok?mon Black and White Version 2

Starting this weekend, Nintendo has a pair of special fan events lined up for their very special launch of Pok?mon Black Version 2 and Pok?mon White Version 2.

Both events are being held at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, with the first pre-launch event taking place this Saturday, October 6th. Visitors can be the first around to pick up copies of the game, take photos with actual Pok?mon, and take home a Pok?mon scarf.

A week later on October 13th, there will be a launch party complete with music, activities, downloads and much more.

Read on for all the details.

Nintendo is hosting two special events in New York to celebrate the upcoming launch of Pok?mon Black Version 2 and Pok?mon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS family of portable video game systems. On Oct. 6 at the Nintendo World store from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., fans can gather for a chance to be among the first in the nation to purchase the games in advance of their Oct. 7 release. Additionally, the first 1,000 people in line to purchase either game will receive a unique Pok?mon scarf, and all attendees will have the opportunity to take photos with costumed characters of Pok?mon Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.

A week later on Oct. 13, during New York Comic-Con, Pok?mon fans can participate in a massive interactive experience at the nearby Pok?mon Black Version 2 and Pok?mon White Version 2 Launch Celebration, enjoying a wide array of activities highlighting the imaginative fun of the Pok?mon franchise. Planned activities include live performances from the Chicago-based band I Fight Dragons, a live stage show, a Pok?mon photo booth, an opportunity to receive the mythical Pok?mon Genesect for attendees who bring their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS and copy of the game, hands-on time with Pok?dex 3D Pro for Nintendo 3DS prior to its Nov. 8 launch and live Pok?mon-themed ice sculpting.

Attendees who participate in the event?s activities will receive tickets that can be redeemed on-site during event hours for a variety of Pok?mon giveaways (while supplies last). The Pok?mon Black Version 2 and Pok?mon White Version 2 Launch Celebration will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at SIR Stage37 at 508 W. 37th St. (one block north of the Javits Center). A New York Comic-Con badge is not needed for admission to this free event. Event attendees who are interested in purchasing Pok?mon Black Version 2 or Pok?mon White Version 2 can take free Nintendo shuttles between the Javits Center, SIR Stage37 and the Nintendo World store during event hours.

For more information about Pok?mon Black Version 2, Pok?mon White Version 2, Pok?mon Dream Radar and Pok?dex 3D Pro, visit