Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play tour announced (United States)

Today, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play tour, that will take place at several locations across the United States this Summer. This year, games on two Nintendo platforms will be playable during the event: the Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo 3DS. And besides the latest and upcoming games, visitors will also be able to try out the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

Each stop will feature a “veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities”, with photo opportunities in front of colourful visuals, and more. Also, people who pre-order/purchase select Nintendo games at select participating stores near the Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play will be able to get a Nintendo-branded PopSocket mobile accessory device.

But that’s not all! My Nintendo members can also get a little present by checking in with their My Nintendo QR Code: a metal water bottle.

Here’s the list of games to be playable at the tour:

Nintendo Switch

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Nintendo 3DS

  • Pokémon Sun
  • Pokémon Moon
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Hey! PIKMIN
  • Miitopia

And here’s when and where the Nintendo 2017 Summer of Play will take place:

  • 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)
  • Sept. 2-4: Baltimore (Harborplace)

Source: Nintendo PR / Nintendo



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