Nintendo surprised a whole lot of people today inside of Southwest flight 1883 from New Orleans to Dallas, as every passenger was shocked to hear that they would all arrive with a free Wii U, and be greeted by Mario himself.
The surprise kicked off a new partnership between Nintendo and Southwest, by which passengers will be able to check out the Wii U and a handful of newly released games at Wii U Gaming Lounges at some of the airline’s most heavily trafficked airports from now until Dec. 22.
“No one is better than Nintendo and Southwest Airlines at bringing friends, families and fun together,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “As Southwest’s video game partner, our aim is to bring smiles to travelers and Southwest Employees through the fun of Nintendo video games.”
So if you happen to be flying anytime soon, be on the lookout for the Wii U and Super Mario 3D World.