As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. The 2017 Summer of Play tour is the perfect destination for kids and parents alike. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:
|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|
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).
Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
- 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
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
- Pokémon Sun
- Pokémon Moon
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Hey! PIKMIN
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.
For additional details about the Summer of Play tour, including specific times and locations, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events.