BLUE MAN GROUP LAUNCHES SIX ORIGINAL 3D VIDEO SHORTS
FOR NINTENDO 3DS™ HANDHELD SYSTEM AND NINTENDO VIDEO
Blue Man Group Debuts Ground-Breaking Video Content For Legendary Gaming System
Blue Man Group debuts six original video shorts for digital release on Nintendo 3DS™ Handheld System and its new video distribution service, Nintendo Video. Each unique, three to four minute video combines Blue Man Group’s signature blend of humor, infectious music and theatrical flair in vibrant, eye-catching 3D without the need for special glasses.
“Mobile digital content distribution is the wave of the future,” said President of Blue Man Productions Willy Burkhardt. “We are excited to be partnering with Nintendo in order to provide our fans with worldwide access to Blue Man Group’s inimitable brand of entertainment in the quickest and most direct method possible.”
“At Nintendo we put a special value on creativity and family-friendly entertainment, so it is only natural that we include content from Blue Man Group, an organization that is renowned in both of these areas,” said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America’s senior director and general manager of Network Business.
Blue Man Group videos including “Upgrade your Life!” “Dance Like The Stars!” and “Foley Part I” are available on the Nintendo Video Service. In additional, three shorts such as “Foley Part II,” “Blue Man Group Sports” and “The Remote” will be distributed over the next several weeks.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at nintendo.com.
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience. Currently, Blue Man Group theatrical shows can be seen in New York, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Berlin, Tokyo, and on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. Blue Man Group can also be seen onboard the Norwegian Epic by Norwegian Cruise Line – the Official Cruise Line of Blue Man Group. As the company grows, it remains true to its vision of providing exciting experiences in a variety of media, appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Learn more at blueman.com.