Nintendo has a big week ahead with the release of the Super Mario amiibo line on Friday alongside the anticipated release of Mario Party 10, and the company has planned a day dedicated to celebrating the arrival of the game.
The ‘virtual launch party’ as Nintendo calls it on their Facebook page will take place on Wednesday, March 18, starting at 4 p.m. Eastern time, lasting for four hours until 8 p.m. Many of the events throughout the day will occur on Nintendo’s various social media platforms including their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Nintendo promises an “awesome line of virtual activities” including chances to win a Wii U console, the Mario Party 10 amiibo bundle, and the recently announced Gold Mario amiibo. A special guest was also teased on the party announcement.
To enter the sweepstakes, players can use the #SweepsEntry along with the hashtag Nintendo reveals at the beginning of the ‘party.’
Nintendo posted the following detailed schedule for the event:
1 p.m. PT – It’s Party Time
-Join us on Twitter to see if you can answer our quiz questions about Mario Party 10! Include #SweepsEntry and our designated hashtag with your answer to be eligible to win our “mystery” prize. We’ll retweet the correct answers from you at the end of the hour.
-Learn interesting Mario Party 10 and Super Mario amiibo series Fun Facts in our Mario Party 10 Facebook photo album. Don’t forget to share with your friends!
2 p.m. PT – Guess Who is Coming to our Party?
-Hint: He says “MUAHAHAHA” a lot and likes to stand on poorly constructed bridges over pits of molten lava.
-Update your Twitter profile picture to the special guest’s command and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with #SweepsEntry and our designated hashtag to be eligible to win our “mystery” prize.
3:30 p.m. PT – Favorite Mario Party memory
– Share your favorite Mario Party memory with us on Twitter through photos, videos or tweets/comments. We’ll keep the party going by retweeting some of you Mario Party animals!
-Answer our questions on Twitter with #SweepsEntry and our designated hashtag to be eligible to win our “mystery” prize.
5 p.m. PT – End
-We will finish off our Virtual Launch Party with our grand prize winner drawings. Five winners will be randomly selected and we will Direct Message them on Twitter during this hour.
-You must use #SweepsEntry and our designated hashtag (announced at 1 p.m. PT on March 18).