Enter a contest to be an Animal Crossing "pioneer".
NINTENDO `PIONEERS' GET FIRST CHANCE TO PREVIEW ANIMAL CROSSING
Select Players Nationwide Will Play Upcoming
NINTENDO GAMECUBE Title a Month Before Launch
REDMOND, Wash., August 7, 2002 - Moviegoers get "sneak previews."
Book lovers get "exclusive excerpts." Now, video game players get
their chance for a privileged video game experience. Nintendo of
America today launches a nationwide contest to find the first video
game players to experience its upcoming NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) title,
Animal Crossing(TM), a full month before it becomes available to the
Through August 12, fans can enter in teams of two for the chance
to be selected as Animal Crossing Pioneers, the first players in the
United States to move into this virtual neighborhood. Nintendo will
choose 125 teams via a contest on www.nintendo.com where they will be
asked to explain why Nintendo should pick them to be Animal Crossing
Pioneers. Winners will receive a pre-released copy of Animal Crossing
and be invited into the limitless world of the game.
"Animal Crossing is a unique title that has to be experienced
firsthand to be truly understood and appreciated. Its success in
Japan, with over 700,000 units sold, inspired us to want to get
feedback as soon as possible from U.S. players," says Peter
MacDougall, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of
America Inc. "Animal Crossing Pioneers will be true trailblazers for
Nintendo and we're looking forward to hearing about their virtual
communities and experiences."
The Animal Crossing Pioneers will work closely with Nintendo to
complete game objectives, provide feedback, participate in online
chats and post comments on an Animal Crossing Pioneer-only Web site.
These virtual explorers will step into the world of Animal
Crossing, where villagers live their everyday lives in time with an
actual 24-hour clock and 365-day year. They will carry out their daily
routines, build relationships with villagers, celebrate special days,
collect furnishings for their homes and just live life in an
innovative experience that's a world of its own. And, when team
members exchange memory cards they can visit other villages, thus
opening up endless possibilities.
For an application or to view the official contest rules, visit
www.nintendo.com/animalcrossing. Animal Crossing launches September 16
with an MSRP of $49.95.