Nintendo Switch is going on tour

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Nintendo's next big press briefing for the Nintendo Switch is coming in little less than a month on January 12th, but directly afterwards Nintendo will kick off a hands-on tour for the console. Starting January 13th in New York and continuing in Toronto, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and finally Los Angeles, gamers will be able to get their hands on the console. The first two days at each city will be invite-only, but the third day is open to the public.

The Switch will also be showing up at PAX South, PAX East and SXSW. It's interesting to note that the LA demo is scheduled for March 3-5, and SXSW happens March 16-18, so this gives us a hint of the Switch's final release date, which is likely in late March.

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Dec. 16, 2016 13:00 UTC

Nintendo News: Mark Your Calendars: The Nintendo Switch Preview Tour is Coming to a City Near You

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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.

Additional details about Nintendo Switch will be revealed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 20 ...

Additional details about Nintendo Switch will be revealed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 on Jan. 12. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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.

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