You have to see it to be believe it. That's what Nintendo thinks consumers ought to do with the upcoming 3DS anyways, and if that's the ethos that Nintendo is going by, then what better way is there to let the public know about the 3DS than a nationwide UK tour?

That's exactly what Nintendo has up its sleeves and to date, the company has announced the first four dates and locations of the tour, with more to follow:

5th Feb - 6th Feb Manchester
5th Feb - 6th Feb London
12th Feb - 13th Feb Glasgow
12th Feb - 13th Feb Bristol

Bear in mind though, the Manchester and London events are open to retailer GAME, gaming website Eurogamer, and Club Nintendo members only, whereas the Glasgow and Bristol events are only open to publisher Future, retailer HMV, and Club Nintendo members. Don't worry if you are not signed up with Club Nintendo as Nintendo will be expanding the tour with more dates and locations that everyone can attend.

For more updates on the 3DS tour and how you can get your invite, check back with Nintendo Life.