Play Nintendo tour kicks off in Culver City

by: Sean Colleli -

Nintendo is ramping up the publicity for their new Play Nintendo Tour, with some images of happy shoppers exploring the exhibit at the Westfield mall in Culver City, CA. The attractions include Mario Kart 8 competitions and various demo stations of games like DK Country Tropical Freeze and Yoshi's new Island. Of course Nintendo decked out the tour to look like elements from Mario games, including blocks, Yoshi egg chairs and big green pipes. Honestly it looks like a Nintendo fan's dream come true--if that fan was 7 years old. It's all quite magical I'm sure, but without a ton of new games the Wii U is going to stay just as dead. Hopefully the E3 presentation tomorrow has some good news.


 
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June 8, 2014 03:12 UTC

Photos of the Play Nintendo Tour Are Now Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Photos of the Play Nintendo Tour Are Now Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, kids play some of Nintendo' ...

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, kids play some of Nintendo's hottest video games on Nintendo 2DS at the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014" inside the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month tour kicked off on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature family-friendly characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo's hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, kids play some of Nintendo??s hottest video games on Nintendo 2DS at the ??Play Nintendo Tour 2014?? inside the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month tour kicked off on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature family-friendly characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo??s hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Maxwell H. of Los Angeles races with other attendees in "Mario Kart 7" on Nintendo 2DS at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the ??Play Nintendo Tour 2014.?? The winners of "Mario Kart 7" competed on a giant HD TV screen in "Mario Kart 8," the new high-definition anti-gravity game for Wii U. The free three-month tour kicked off in Los Angeles and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Ronghua W., 64, of China and her granddaughter Sophia X., 2, of Los Angeles, enjoy playing "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D" at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month ??Play Nintendo Tour 2014?? kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature kid-friendly characters like Donkey Kong, Mario and Kirby, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo??s hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Teoko P.,17, of Los Angeles plays "Yoshi??s New Island" in a Yoshi egg-shaped seat at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the ??Play Nintendo Tour 2014,?? which kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6. The free three-month tour will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. Nintendo 2DS is an ideal first-time system. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

 

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, kids play some of Nintendo's hottest video games on Nintendo 2DS at the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014" inside the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month tour kicked off on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature family-friendly characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo's hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Maxwell H. of Los Angeles races with other attendees in "Mario Kart 7" on Nintendo 2DS at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014." The winners of "Mario Kart 7" competed on a giant HD TV screen in "Mario Kart 8," the new high-definition anti-gravity game for Wii U. The free three-month tour kicked off in Los Angeles and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Ronghua W., 64, of China and her granddaughter Sophia X., 2, of Los Angeles, enjoy playing "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D" at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month "Play Nintendo Tour 2014" kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature kid-friendly characters like Donkey Kong, Mario and Kirby, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo's hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Teoko P., 17, of Los Angeles plays "Yoshi's New Island" in a Yoshi egg-shaped seat at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014," which kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6. The free three-month tour will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. Nintendo 2DS is an ideal first-time system. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

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