Nintendo to embark on 12-city gaming tour this summer

Toby Taft

Nintendo is hitting the road this summer on a 12-city tour across the US, giving fans from around the country the opportunity to play some of the company s latest hits and classic titles.

At each stop, visitors can play games like Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Yoshi s New Island and Kirby: Planet Robobot on Nintendo s 3DS.

In addition to the games, there will also be contests to enter with prizes and plenty of photo opportunities alongside classic Nintendo props like Super Mario Bros. flagpoles and warp pipes as well as a Spiny Shell from Mario Kart 7.

Nintendo encourages parents to bring their kids to share the magic of the Nintendo world that shaped their childhood.

The 12-stop kid-friendly tour, inspired by the Play Nintendo website, will visit malls and other locations from June 17 through September 5.

The full Play Nintendo Tour schedule is as follows:

June 17-19: Westfield Culver City – Los Angeles

June 24-26: Arrowhead Towne Center – Glendale, Arizona

July 1-3: FlatIron Crossing – Broomfield, Colorado

July 8-10: Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota

July 15-17: Bite of Seattle – Seattle

July 21-24: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina – San Diego

July 29-31: Memorial City Mall – Houston

Aug. 5-7: Woodfield Mall – Schaumburg, Illinois

Aug. 12-14: Roosevelt Field – Garden City, New York

Aug. 19-21: South Shore Plaza – Braintree, Massachusetts

Aug. 26-28: Tysons Corner Center – Tysons Corner, Virginia

Sept. 2-5: North Point Mall – Alpharetta, Georgia

Anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of Nintendo's next-generation system, codenamed NX, will be sorely disappointed.

Toby Taft
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