Play Nintendo Tour 2014

Nintendo has announced the Play Nintendo Tour, in which they will be bringing Nintendo titles to malls all across the country this summer for people to play.

The event will have games such as Kirby Triple Deluxe, Pokemon X and Y, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and more, focusing heavily on the 2DS. There will also be contests and giveaways.

The full list of participating cities  and dates are as follows:

June 6-8 Los Angeles, CA Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
June 13-15 Dallas, TX Grapevine Mills
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
Grapevine, TX 76051
June 20-22 Charlotte, NC Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
June 27-29 Chicago, IL Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
July 4-6 Bloomington, MN Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
July 18-20 Seattle, WA Bite of Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
July 25-27 Phoenix, AZ Arrowhead Town Center
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center
Glendale, AZ 85308
August 1-3 St. Louis, MO Chesterfield Mall
291 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield, MO 63017
August 8-10 Indianapolis, IN Castleton Square
6020 E. 82nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
August 15-17 Atlanta, GA Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive
Buford, GA 30519
August 22-24 Houston, TX The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
August 29-September 1 Irvine, CA Irvine Spectrum Center
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

This is a kid oriented, family friendly event, so any hardcores out there probably shouldn’t get too excited. While I appreciate what Nintendo is trying to do here, the 2DS (3DS) really doesn’t need more promotion, let alone putting even more emphasis on family gaming than they already have. Nintendo still needs to focus more on the hardcore gamers and the Wii U, as much as the sales have improved. Luckily, they’re still riding off of the E3 hype for now, so this shouldn’t really taint the positive feedback they’ve been getting lately.

If you have any children in the family, or just really want to try out the 2DS, be sure to check out one of these events if it’s near you.

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