The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass ships this week, so naturally Nintendo tried to get the word out. The company threw a shindig at the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Center last Sunday, showing off Phantom Hourglass and giving Zelda fans a chance to play the game early.
The event included a Zelda-themed costume contest and trivia contests, where winners got to leave with their own copies of Phantom Hourglass. The store also brought out plenty of old Zelda memorabilia to display, ranging from Link action figures to the life-size, metal Master Sword and Hyrule Shield Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto once wielded. Finally, the Twilight Princess version of Link himself (or at least a well-costumed, rubber-masked facsimile) was there with whom fans could take pictures.
Finally, the Nintendo World Store surprised fans by putting Phantom Hourglass on sale two days early, giving gamers a two-hour window to pick up the latest Zelda game. If you didn't make it to the Zelda event, fear not: Phantom Hourglass will go on sale this Tuesday around the country.