This summer, Nintendo is bringing joy and excitement to cities across the U.S. with the Play Nintendo Tour! From June 13 to September 2, families can dive into the fun and adventure of Nintendo at various stops nationwide. This free event is packed with interactive experiences, photo-ops with beloved Nintendo characters, and playable demos of the latest Nintendo Switch games.

What's in Store at the Play Nintendo Tour?

Character Meet and Greets

Get ready to meet Luigi, Princess Peach, Pikachu, Isabelle, Tom Nook, and more! Snap a photo with your favorite characters and create unforgettable memories.

Interactive Activities and Games

There’s something for everyone at the Play Nintendo Tour! Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the world of Nintendo, you’ll find plenty of activities to enjoy:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Photo-Op: Brave the spooky scene from Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, releasing on June 27.
  • Princess Peach: Showtime! Demo: Walk the red carpet and play as Peach in her theatrical adventure, transforming into different personas like Swordfighter Peach and Patissiere Peach.
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder Demo: Experience the magic of Wonder Flowers in this new Mario game. Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toads, Toadette, Yoshi, and Nabbit and discover exciting new power-ups.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races: Rev up your engines and race through thrilling speedways in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Booster Course Pass DLC.
  • Pokémon Adventures: Pose with Pikachu and learn about the Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Additional Game Demos

Try out other fantastic games such as Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Nintendo Switch Sports, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Pikmin 4, Just Dance 2024, and starting July 18, Nintendo World Championships: NES™ Edition.

Family-Friendly Fun

Parents and kids can enjoy personality quizzes, jumbo puzzles, memory matching games, and more. There’s even a claw machine where you can win fun items and plushies of your favorite Nintendo characters!

Exclusive Rewards

Guests will receive a free Play Nintendo Tour passport to collect stickers by participating in activities. Complete the passport to earn Nintendo goodies like Play Nintendo bracelets, coloring pages, and a free 14-day trial code for Nintendo Switch Online (while supplies last). Attendees with a Nintendo Account can check in with My Nintendo to receive a Super Mario-themed gift and 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points to redeem for rewards.

Tour Schedule and Locations

The Play Nintendo Tour will be stopping at the following locations:

  • Salt Lake City, UT: The Shops at South Town, June 13 – June 16
  • Denver, CO: FlatIron Crossing, June 20 – June 23
  • Houston, TX: The Woodlands Mall, June 27 – June 30
  • Des Moines, IA: Jordan Creek Town Center, July 11 – July 14
  • Philadelphia, PA: King of Prussia, July 18 – July 21
  • East Rutherford, NJ: American Dream®, July 25 – July 28
  • Greenville, SC: Haywood Mall, August 1 – August 4
  • Miami, FL: Aventura Mall, August 8 – August 11
  • Minneapolis, MN: Mall of America®, August 30 – September 2

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Just someone who spent most of his childhood playing Smash Bros with my brother, which led me to explore more games. Favorite franchises include Xenoblade and Kirby.

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