Nintendo Switch Latest News & Updates: The Switch Going On A Preview Tour In The US & Canada! Here's Where To Play!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Dec 16, 2016 06:14 PM EST

The excitement over the upcoming Nintendo Switch is at a high, especially now that we're getting closer and closer to an official release in March next year. Nintendo has announced a US and Canada preview tour for the Switch, where excited fans can playtest the console and handheld gaming platform in one ahead of its release. The company has now announced today official dates and cities the Switch will be going over the first few months of the new year.

According to GameSpot, the first stops of the Nintendo Switch's tour will be New York and Toronto, on January 13-15 and 27-29 respectively. The next three stops will be exclusive to the US on February, with Washington, D.C. getting it on 10-12, Chicago from 17-19, and San Francisco on 24-26. Lastly, the Nintendo Switch will be stopping in Los Angeles for the final stop before the platform's release, on March 3-5.

On top of the North American tour, Nintendo is also bringing the Switch to conventions PAX South on January 27-29, PAX East on March 10-12, and South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 16-18. Nintendo claims that each location will showcase a different way to play on the Switch.

How does the Nintendo Switch tour work? Polygon reports that each of the weekend dates will go the same way. The first two days of the weekend will be an invite-only affair organized by Nintendo, mostly because each location will be too small for a wide-open public experience. However, the Sunday portion of each tour weekend will see the event be finally open to the public. But since the venues will be small, fans can only be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you live in or near any of the announced cities, come early.

Further information on the Nintendo Switch, such as the exact specs, price, and release date will be on a video reveal on January 12. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more information on the Nintendo Switch as it comes.

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