Nintendo's newest game system, the Switch, has been a big success since it launched in March. The only problem is that it hasn't always been easy to get your hands on one to try it for yourself.
The game company aims to make that a bit easier, at least for a weekend, when its "Summer of Play" tour hits The Parks Mall at Arlington July 28-30.
The event will feature demo stations where you can play both recently-released and upcoming games for both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. This is particularly useful if you haven't yet tried your hand at wonderful Switch games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Arms, but you can also get your hands on the brand new Nintendo 2DS XL.
If you go, make sure to check out Splatoon 2, an awesome, addictive and family-friendly multiplayer game all about covering a battlefield in paint.
If you're a member of Nintendo's free loyalty program, My Nintendo, you will be also given a "Nintendo Passport" card upon arrival. Play all of the games being shown off and you can snag a free Nintendo water bottle -- if you're one of the first 100 people to fill out the passport that day.
Here is a complete list of the games that you can expect to see at the event:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- 1-2 Switch
- Snipperclips -- Cut it out, together!
- Splatoon 2
- Super Bomberman R
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
- Pokemon Sun
- Pokemon Moon
- Super Mario Maker
- Super Smash Bros.
- Hey! Pikmin