Nintendo Switch tour kicks off in NYC on January 13th, 2017

For those who were not offered a hands-on, private look at the Nintendo Switch early next year, there will still be a number of opportunities to do so before the new system launches sometime in 2017.

Beginning on January 13th, 2017 in New York City, Nintendo is taking the Switch on a North American tour to allow fans some limited hands-on time with the console/portable hybrid game platform. Since the official Nintendo Switch Presentation will be taking place on January 12th in Tokyo, everyone will have a much better idea of what to expect by then.  Either way, it’s clear that Nintendo is kicking the Nintendo Switch hype train into high gear.

Read on for the tour schedule and more details!

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.

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