Nintendo UK has confirmed the dates and locations of its 2015 Summer Tour, where it will show off its latest games to hordes of shoppers up and down the country.

The tour kicks off on 12th August and runs until 13th September. Forthcoming titles like Super Mario Makerand Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will rub shoulders with existing hits such as Mario Kart 8 and Yoshi's Woolly World, and fans will also get the chance have a photo taken with a massive Piranha Plant statue - which is worth attending for alone, if you ask us.

Those who turn up will also get the chance to bag special Mario-themed goodies like hats, moustaches and a limited edition Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary pin. New amiibo figures will also be on display, presumably under armed guard lest any overzealous collectors make off with them.

Here are the venues:

  • 12th - 17th August - Manchester Arndale
  • 20 - 24th August - Intu Derby
  • 27th - 31st August - Westfield London
  • 5 - 6th September - Intu Metrocentre, Tyne and Wear
  • 12th - 13th September - Intu Braehead, Glasgow

Will you be popping along to check out the games, take some photos and possibly win some swag?