Some of the biggest Wii U and 3DS games of the year were released early last night in New York at the Nintendo World Store where fans proceeded to swarm the place to celebrate the launch, but also, more importantly, to receive their copy of these games. Below are some memories captured by Nintendo of America to display what kind of excitement and celebration was going down at Nintendo World Store earlier today.

In the photo below provided by Nintendo of America, Mario and Zelda fans wait in a line at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013, to be among the first in the U.S. to purchase the Super Mario 3D World video game for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo below, two fans going by the name of Dani G., from New York, NY and Grace H., from New York, NY, are one the first consumers to purchase Super Mario 3D World for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Gold and Black Nintendo 3DS XL bundle at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013. The games and system are available to purchase on Nov. 22, 2013.

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In the photo below, fans gather at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013, to play Mario Party: Island Tour World on Nintendo 2DS during the launch celebration for Super Mario 3D World for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS.

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In the photo below, father and son, Adrian F. and Angel V., age 7, from Brooklyn, NY, play the Super Mario 3D World video game for Wii U at the Nintendo World launch event in New York on Nov. 21, 2013.

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In the photo below, Nintendo fan Lauren C., age 12, from New York, is dressed in a costume inspired by the Zelda franchise at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013, to celebrate the arrival of the Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour video games on Nov. 22, 2013, for the Nintendo family of systems including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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Finally, in the photo below, chalk artist Chris Carlson created an epic art piece featuring iconic imagery from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013.

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Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Mario Party: Island Tour are out now in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.