You can meet Mario and Pikachu during the Play Nintendo Tour


It’s almost time for the Play Nintendo Tour to start in the US, and it’s fair to say I’m bitterly disappointed to now be living in Britain instead. There are nine stops on the tour, starting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ending in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The distance between those cities is about 2,000 kilometers, so Mario and Co are really making the rounds here.

Other cities include Denver, Houston, Des Moines, Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Greenville and Miami. At each location, families are welcome to join Nintendo and some of its most popular characters – Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Mario, etc. – for interactive fun with the best Switch games.

The Play Nintendo Tour is completely free to enter. The interactive experiences include several photo shoots, of which I have to admit Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is my favorite. However, I can’t deny that your kids can feel like superstars walking down the red carpet as Princess Peach thanks to the Princess Peach: Showtime photo shoot – yes, there are demos of all the games featured on the tour too.

Other demos include Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Pikmin 4 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Nintendo seems determined to show off all its main IPs, including Animal Crossing, which is also present in the form of a photo with Tom Nook and Isabelle.

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When is the Play Nintendo Tour 2024?

The Play Nintendo Tour kicks off on June 13 in Salt Lake City and ends on September 2 in Minneapolis. To find out when Nintendo is visiting your city, check out the official event announcement.

Each location is home to the tour for three days, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy what’s on offer. It is best to keep an eye on all options, as guests receive a passport in which you can collect stickers for each activity. You can even win some freebies with a complete passport, including a 14-day trial code for Nintendo Switch Online.

That’s everything you need to know about the Play Nintendo Tour. Sounds pretty great, right? Check out our Mario character guide to learn more about some of the mascots you can meet.

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