Pokémon Company International announced the launch of a multi-city national mall tour starting Feb. 5 to support the release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games for the Nintendo DS.
The 14-city tour will showcase all-new Pokémon and gives fans a chance to play the brand-new game and attend a free screening of the new Pokémon feature-length film, Pokémon-Zoroark: Master of Illusions. The tour also features Pokémon character meet-and-greets with brand-new starter Pokémon Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott; a mall-wide scavenger hunt; a special Celebi character distribution at GameStop stores and more. A Pokémon Center store offering merchandise will also be on-site.
"The anticipation for Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version has been palpable, and we are eager to introduce these fantastic new games to America," says J.C. Smith, director of marketing for The Pokémon Company International's. "We cannot wait to hit the road and give Pokémon fans an up-close and personal look at an all-new world of Pokémon in a fun, totally immersive environment."
The Pokémon Black Version and White Version Tour will run every weekend through March 20 in the following cities: Seattle, WA; Cleveland, OH; San Jose, CA; Memphis, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Feb. 26-27: Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA and Phoenix, AZ.