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Selected Wii U Video Challenge Team and YouTube Celebrity Freddie Wong to Premiere Short Film in Park City




The team from Internet show Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? will debut its new short film in the Nintendo Chalet in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 16. After participating in the Wii U Video Challenge, the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? crew was selected to work with YouTube powerhouse Freddie Wong to produce an original short film inspired by the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game, which launches for Wii U on Feb. 21.


Nintendo’s Wii U Video Challenge asked 30 of YouTube’s top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U. After viewing all the submitted videos, Nintendo selected the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? team to work with Wong on a film inspired by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.


The Nintendo Chalet will also offer invitees the opportunity to take shelter from the cold weather and play a variety of fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in a warm, welcoming environment. Games featured in the lounge include Wii Fit U for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS.



YouTube filmmaker Freddie Wong, the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? team, Nintendo of America executives



Thursday, Jan. 16
8 p.m. MT (Media check-in at 7:30 p.m. MT)
For media attendees: Please RSVP via e-mail to Grace Chang by 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 15

Grace Chang, GolinHarris
818-689-5118 (cell)
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  449 Main St.
Park City, UT 84060


  • Freddie Wong and the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? team introducing their short film inspired by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U.

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