Nintendo blasted the media, including us, with an announcement about an event taking place on September 18. That’s this Thursday. Instead of flat out explaining what they are doing Nintendo left a bunch of clues. According to “authorities at Nintendo” a celestial event will be visible at a handful of locations. The event only takes place on the East, in four specific locations, and viewable in a one mile radius.
Here’s the official press release we were sent with the locations.
WHAT: Authorities at Nintendo are forecasting an extraordinary celestial event this season. Expected to be visible on Sept. 18, this eye-popping occurrence will be best viewed from a handful of specific U.S. locations (see below). Experts are still deliberating over the scientific significance of this rare phenomenon, but evidence points clearly to the reemergence of a luminous entity that citizens from all walks of life will appreciate.
WHO: Fun-seeking families and anyone who loves a spectacular event
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Peak Viewing Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. C.D.T., 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. E.D.T.
WHERE: Optimum viewing locations are as follows and within a one-mile radius:
* Kirby Middle School – 1328 28th Street, Birmingham, AL 35234
* Kirby Historical Mill – 275 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
* Kirby Park – 301 Northampton Street, Kingston, PA 18704
* Kirby Gate Shopping Center – 6548 Quince, Memphis, TN 38119
* A luminous spectacle that onlookers from coast to coast will be talking about
* A Nintendo authority will be available for interviews at Kirby Middle School in Birmingham, AL
That’s a lot of Kirby and Kirby: Super Star Ultra just happens to come out next week. The two are probably connected, but what kind of launch celebration is Nintendo planning? No clue, but here are some tools maybe someone else can use to crack the event before it launches.
When spaced out according to distance here’s a potential path, if one exists for some kind of jet or Kirby sized blimp, for all four locations.
This is the celestial map for the day at noon. I realize this is probably useless since you won’t be able to see stars while the sun is shining. This reference is mainly to cross check with any symbolism. Actually, if Nintendo wanted to synchronize the release of Kirby Super Star Ultra with a legitimate celestial event they should have chose the Autumnal Equinox. Both of these and the release of Wario Ware: Shake It all occur on September 22.
Images courtesy of Google Maps/Siliconera.