12-City Play Nintendo Tour Brings Family Fun and Magical Adventures This Summer

Come Be a Kid for a Day with Nintendo 3DS Games, Exciting
Activities and Prizes

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo has touched millions of families all over the world with its
much-loved characters and games. Parents can rekindle the magic of the
Nintendo world that shaped their childhood and share the wonderful
memories with their kids this summer at the upcoming Play
Nintendo Tour
. Inspired by the Play
website, Nintendo’s fun, engaging and age-appropriate
online destination for kids and families, the 12-city tour will visit
malls and other locations across the United States. The tour will bring
the magic of Nintendo to life with playable Nintendo
games starring characters like Mario, Kirby and Donkey Kong from
June 17 to Sept. 5. There will be exciting contests, amazing prizes
(while supplies last) and photo opportunities. This one-of-a-kind
experience bursts with color and imagination to offer parents a fun and
engaging way to spend time with their kids. Best of all, the tour is
free for everyone.

“With the Play Nintendo Tour, there’s a surprise around every corner for
kids and kids at heart,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The tour’s massive play
area is filled with Nintendo 3DS games and charming worlds themed around
classic games and characters.”

Visitors can hop into a Yoshi egg to play Yoshi’s
New Island
, recline on a giant banana while checking out Donkey
Kong Country Returns 3D
and relax in pink beanbag chairs to play
one of the newest games, Kirby:
Planet Robobot
, which launches on June 10. People who are into
cool family photos or amazing selfies can take some snaps next to a huge
Kirby figure, beside an oversized Yoshi egg, inside a barrel flanked by
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, under a devastating blue Spiny Shell in the Mario
Kart 7
area or next to a giant Pokéball in the Pokémon
Omega Ruby
and Pokémon
Alpha Sapphire
region. The New
Super Mario Bros. 2
section features a photogenic flagpole,
stacks of coins and a warp pipe, while the YO-KAI
area makes people look like they have stepped into
Springdale, the town in the game, complete with mischievous Yo-kai
lurking about.

At each location, visitors can compete for a chance to win prizes (while
supplies last) and play games on a video wall shaped like a giant
Nintendo 3DS system. The Play Nintendo Tour is scheduled to visit the
following locations:

  • 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,
  • 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

To extend the tour online, the Play Nintendo website features many
additional activities that kids and families can enjoy. Kids can create
their own Super Mario Maker wallpaper
, take
a quiz to learn their Pokémon type
, discover
their Mushroom Kingdom BFF
and many more creative and surprising
things. For more information about the Play Nintendo Tour, visit https://play.nintendo.com/tour.
To enjoy Nintendo’s site for kids and families, visit https://play.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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