Nintendo Switch Preview Tour Dates & Locations

Nintendo has divulged more information on its upcoming Nintendo Switch preview tour. We previously found out the dates and locations from a FAQ that accompanies special invites sent out to some My Nintendo reward members. The tour is currently scheduled as follows:

  • New York – Jan. 13-15
  • Toronto – Jan. 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
  • Chicago – Feb. 17-19
  • San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
  • Los Angeles – March 3-5

The first two days of each tour is invite-only. You have to have a ticket to get in. The third day (always a Sunday) is free and open to the public. Nintendo warns that space is extremely limited and that fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis so early arrival is highly recommended.

In addition to those dates, Nintendo will have the Switch playable at PAX South in San Antonio from January 27 – 29. It’s also attending PAX East in Boston from March 10 – 12. Texas gamers get a second chance at SXSW in Austin from March 16 – 18.

 

 

Nintendo gives a slight idea of what to expect at the Switch preview tour stops. Select launch games will be made available to play “in very original and surprising settings”. Different areas will be setup to showcase the different ways the Switch can be played.

Don’t forget that the Switch Presentation will take place on January 12, which will reveal new and exciting details about the upcoming console. We expect pricing, release date, launch games, accessory reveals, and more to be announced.

 

 

After the Nintendo Switch system is unveiled to the world during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 in Tokyo on Jan. 12, Nintendo’s next home gaming system is traveling across North America to provide hands-on time for fans, gamers, families and everyone in between. Nintendo Switch will be the star of an interactive multi-city tour that is open to the public on select days.

The currently scheduled cities that are part of the tour include:

  • New York – Jan. 13-15
  • Toronto – Jan. 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
  • Chicago – Feb. 17-19
  • San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
  • Los Angeles – March 3-5

The first two days of each of these tour stops is invite-only, but Nintendo is changing things up and asking fans to join the fun on the third day. The Sunday stop of each tour is open free to the public, so anyone that wants to be among the first people in the world to experience Nintendo Switch will have her or his chance. Space is very limited, however, and fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly recommended.

The interactive and engaging tour will let people of all ages experience Nintendo Switch for the first time and play select launch games in very original and surprising settings. Each of these unique areas will highlight the different ways Nintendo Switch can be played.

In addition to these tour stops, Nintendo will bring Nintendo Switch and launch games to PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29), PAX East in Boston (March 10-12) and SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18). Anyone that misses out on the Preview Tour can catch Nintendo Switch at one of these events.

Additional details about Nintendo Switch will be revealed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 on Jan. 12.

For more information about the Nintendo Switch, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.

 

[Source: Nintendo Press Release]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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