Nintendo is partnering with the National Park Foundation to appear at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll to help promote fitness with games like Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club.

The Easter Egg Roll is an annual event held by the White House where children race eggs by rolling them through the grass with large wooden spoons on the south lawn. This year, which marks the events 136th anniversary, is themed "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape," which is in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Nintendo will have consoles on hand for people to play its fitness games, as well as costumed Mario and Luigi mascots.

For the full press release on the partnership, head to page two.

[Source: Business Wire, via Polygon]


Our Take
Getting video games in the White House is a good thing – even if technically the video games are outside the actual White House.