Nintendo to Debut New “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” Wii U Video at Sundance on January 16


Last year, Nintendo challenged 30 YouTube creators to capture short films inspired by their top games. The team from “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” won. Since then, they have been working on a new one in partnership with Freddie Wong based on the upcoming Wii U game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The day of that film’s debut is upon us, as they will share it for the first time at the January 16 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Nintendo will also have a “Chalet” that will feature several new 3DS and Wii U games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Wii Fit U. If nothing else, be sure to check it out as a way to stay warm.

Will you be attending the Sundance Film Festival? If so, feel free to report back to us, and let us know what you thought about the short film by “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” or the Nintendo Chalet.



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.

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