Nintendo And JetBlue Team Up For 3D Fun At JFK Airport

By Colin Tan on April 23, 2011, 3:49PM EDT

Nintendo and JetBlue Airways are teaming up to invite travellers for some 3D fun at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Nintendo have installed 3DS systems at Terminal 5, where events and prize giveaways will be going down starting this week until the end of May.

"Passengers who visit JetBlue's award-winning Terminal 5 in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport between April 22 and May 30 will have access to an interactive Nintendo 3DS grandstand where they can play games, enjoy 3D photos and videos, and participate in daily prize giveaways. Reflecting the two companies' shared commitment to delighting consumers, Nintendo and JetBlue aim to deliver a new dimension of entertainment for travelers of all kinds," revealed a press release from Nintendo of America.

"The addition of the Nintendo 3DS grandstand will give visitors a chance to sample a variety of games, including Pilotwings Resortâ„¢, Steel Diverâ„¢, nintendogsâ„¢ + cats, Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from Capcom, LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Warsâ„¢ from LucasArtsâ„¢, Asphaltâ„¢ 3D from Ubisoft and Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS. Participants can also use the system to take 3D pictures, play with eye-popping AR Cards and try out built-in software such as the Mii Makerâ„¢ application, which lets users create customized Miiâ„¢ characters. Nintendo Brand Ambassadors will be on hand to guide people as they try out Nintendo 3DS games and features. Additional sampling opportunities will be available at Gate 10 of the JetBlue terminal for passengers waiting to board."

"Experienced air travelers know the value of portable entertainment," said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America's senior director of Corporate Communications. "By teaming with JetBlue to bring Nintendo 3DS demo stations into JFK airport, we will give consumers an especially fun way to pass the time while they wait to board their flights."

Now all that's left is for Nintendo to install the handhelds in every seat in the airplanes.

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