Nintendo of America has done a solid job, in recent years, of showcasing various games at expos and at its own special events. Part of this has been summer tours, and now NOA has outlined an upcoming Summer of Play tour that'll go around 13 different venues through June to September.
First up, below are the dates and venues.
|June 9-11||Irvine, California||Irvine Spectrum Center|
|June 16-18||Pleasanton, California||Alameda County Fair|
|June 23-25||Bloomington, Minnesota||Mall of America®|
|June 30-July 2||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)|
|July 7-9||Chicago||Navy Pier|
|July 14-16||Glendale, Arizona||Arrowhead Towne Center|
|July 20-23||San Diego||Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)|
|July 28-30||Arlington, Texas||The Parks Mall at Arlington|
|Aug. 4-6||Miami, Florida||Aventura Mall|
|Aug. 11-13||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania||Musikfest|
|Aug. 18-20||New York||DUMBO Waterfront|
|Aug. 25-27||King of Prussia, Pennsylvania||King of Prussia Mall|
As expected there'll be a mix of Switch and 3DS titles on show, with the New Nintendo 2DS XL being promoted; there'll also be some free goodies to try and collect, one exclusive to My Nintendo members. The list of demo games is below.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!
- Splatoon 2
- Super Bomberman R
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
- Pokémon Sun
- Pokémon Moon
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Hey! PIKMIN
Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).
On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last). For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.
So there you have it. The tour certainly seems to have plenty to offer, and does no harm in keeping up momentum for Switch and the New 2DS model. Are any of you in the US planning to head to one of these events?