“Nintendo Switch” News & Updates: Try Out The Highly-Anticipated Hybrid Console In These Locations!

By Milton Letterman , Updated Dec 18, 2016 08:38 PM EST
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Nintendo will let eager fans to try out the Switch, its latest flagship console offering that's set for release in March 2017. Beginning in January 2017, the Japanese gaming tech giant will conduct a North American tour for its latest hybrid console.

With the tour set to being immediately after its Nintendo Switch Presentation in Tokyo, Japan on January 12, North American fans will get a first taste on what it's like to play the company's most novel product to date.

TIME provided a list of Nintendo's tour schedule:

January 2017: New York (13-15), Toronto (27-29)

February 2017: Washington, DC (10-12), Chicago (17-19), San Francisco (24-26)

March 2017: Los Angeles (3-5)

Allocating three days per city allows Nintendo to provide ample time for fans looking to try the Switch for the first time. However, the first two days of each stop will be on an invite-only basis, with the general public only having the third day as an open-house event. The tour, according to Nintendo, will enable fans to try out the Switch using its launch games in their original configuration, promising a "surprising" experience for those who will attend the tour. However, the tour will be on a first-come, first served basis, and thus long queues early in the day may be expected.

For those who won't make it to any of the designated tour schedules, Nintendo is also set to hold system demonstrations of the Switch in the following events:

  •  PAX South (San Antonio, January 27-29)
  •  PAX East (Boston, March 10-12)
  •  SXSW (Austin, March 16-18)

Nintendo has yet to disclose the exact date of the Switch's release in March 2017. Nonetheless, the company is set to reveal further details on the console during its Tokyo presentation on January 12, which will be live streamed for fans worldwide to watch. TIME further noted that SXSW's schedule would lead to a late-month release. Watch Nintendo's "First Look at Nintendo Switch" below:

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