In celebration of both San Diego Comic Con 2019 and the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, Nintendo decided to surprise a whole plane-full of travellers by giving them each a Nintendo Switch.
Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight headed to San Diego were surprised to see an agent wearing a Mario Maker hat and saying “there was a surprise in store.”
As told by Twitter user @LaurMoor, who was on the flight, a Switch was then given out to everyone on the plane.
An image of the event shows a pamphlet that reads: “Southwest Presents the Nintendo Switch System: The Perfect Travel Companion.
Nintendo regala una Switch a todos los pasajeros de un avión— Moises Lopez (@chapoisat) July 18, 2019
Los pasajeros de un vuelo de la aerolínea Southwest Airlines se llevaron recientemente una sorpresa cuando todos y cada uno de ellos recibió regalo una Nintendo Switch acompañada de una copia de Super Mario Maker 2 pic.twitter.com/l5778eesmt
“Please enjoy a Nintendo Switch system and Super Mario Maker 2 game, compliments of Nintendo and Southwest.”
A Southwest Airlines rep responded to the tweet, saying: “In our best Super Mario voice, we say to you: ‘Congratulations!’ -Adrienne.”
In our best Super Mario voice, we say to you: "Congratulations!" -Adrienne— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 17, 2019
Southwest Airlines will be appearing at SDCC this year, alongside the House of Mario in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge.
A contest will be running for attendees of the event this year, where a Nintendo Switch and a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 will be available for winners of a Mario Maker competition.
What a fantastic way to kick off the Comic Con celebrations, and no I’m absolutely not jealous at all…!
Featured Image Credit: Nintendo/Southwest Airlines [via Twitter]