Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition is launching for the Wii on September 16th, and Nintendo wants to commemorate the 20th anniversary of one of their most endearing game franchises with a special bubblegum blowing challenge taking place at PAX Prime next Saturday. Hey, we don't know many other pink blob video game characters who have lasted as long as Kirby has, and the fact that Masahiro Sakurai was the man behind the whole series is sweet icing on the cake.
PAX Prime attendees and Kirby fans are invited to band together and join Nintendo in breaking the current Guinness World Record for the most number of people to blow chewing gum bubbles at once. Yes, there is a current world record for this at 304 participants.
So all Nintendo has to do is ensure it can attract at least that many people at PAX Prime who are impartial to whatever bubblegum will be provided. Or at least we hope they'll have the gum ready, as the only disclaimer Nintendo provided was that all participants must have PAX badges.
The main event will take place between 2-3:00 PM at the Washington State Convention Center, though check-in begins an hour earlier at 1:00 PM. Nintendo's announcement promises "hundreds" of fans in "pink Kirby T-shirts" attempting to break the world bubblegum blowing record, so we're guessing all attendees will also walk away pretty in pink. That bubblegum had better be pink too.
Fans of Nintendo’s classic Kirby character will come together for a new Guinness World Records attempt for the most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously. At the PAX Prime conference on Sept. 1, these consumers will not only attempt to break the standing record of 304 participants but will also get the chance to win fun prizes, including Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition. The event will help to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kirby franchise and celebrate the upcoming Sept. 16 launch of Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii.
For two decades, the unique-looking pink hero known as Kirby has been inhaling his way through Dream Land and into the hearts of video game fans everywhere. While he may be pink, round and adorable, he’s also a ferocious warrior who defeats his enemies by inhaling objects and spitting them back out with incredible force, making him one of the most recognizable and beloved game characters in the world.
Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition features six fan-favorite games from the Kirby franchise on one disc, plus additional challenge stages, a commemorative booklet, a music CD and an interactive timeline that gives players a fun way to explore Kirby's colorful history. For more information about this special edition, visit http://kirby.nintendo.com/dreamcollection.
PAX Prime attendees, video game fans and Kirby fans of all ages
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
Event time: 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time
Check in: 1 p.m. Pacific Time
PAX Prime Conference
Washington State Convention Center Expo Hall Queue Area Level 4, Room 4A 800 Convention Place Seattle, WA 98101
NOTE: Participants must have a PAX badge to attend the event.
• Hundreds of fans in pink Kirby T-shirts attempting a world bubblegum-blowing record
• Kirby costumed character interacting with fans
• Guinness World Records adjudicator overseeing the record attempt
• B-roll and photos available