New York’s famed Rockefeller Center was the epicenter of an over-the-top Pokémon™ celebration as Nintendo launched the new Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems across North America. On March 5, at the Nintendo® World store, fans gathered for a spectacular launch event and the chance to be among the first in the nation to buy the games in advance of their official March 6 release. Grammy-nominated alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America performed a new song titled "Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)" written in celebration of the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games.
The event included an interactive experience that took fans through stations featuring game-play kiosks, depictions of the games¿ new starter and Legendary Pokémon, a download area for the Liberty Pass, which enabled players to get the new Mythical Pokémon Victini in the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, a photo booth and a special collection of never-before-seen Pokémon artwork. Attendees received a “passport” upon entry and earned a stamp for each station they experienced. Once they have visited all stations, fans received a special Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version T-shirt.
The song begins at the 1:55 mark.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun