Nintendo Switch Preview Tour announced for North America, also playable at PAX / SXSW

In the past few days, Nintendo has annonced several hands-on event for the Nintendo Switch: in Japan, in Australia, in the United Kingdom, and more. And Today, the company announced the Nintendo Switch Preview Tour, which is for North America. There will be several events in the United States and Canada, allowing fans to try out the latest Nintendo console.

Here’s the scheduled city that are part of this Nintendo Switch Preview Tour:

  • 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

One thing to note about this tour is that only the last day (Sunday) is open to the general public. Naturally, space is very limited, and fans will be let in on a first-come first-served basis. In other words, if you want to make sure you can get it: start lining-up early!

The first two days are invite-only, and it looks like Nintendo is sending those via My Nintendo.

During this Nintendo Switch Preview Tour, people will be able to discover the Nintendo Switch and select launch games (we don’t know which ones yet). Nintendo explains that they will be able to do so in “very original and surprising settings”. It looks like the place will be divided in several areas, each highlighting a different way the console can be played.

But that’s not all: Nintendo also announced that the Nintendo Switch would be playable at the following events:

  • PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29)
  • PAX East in Boston (March 10-12)
  • SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18)

The Nintendo Switch will be released in March, worldwide. More details about the console will be revealed on January 12th/13th.

Source: Nintendo PR



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