It was recently reported that lucky My Nintendo members would be getting invitations to check out the Nintendo Switch before it’s released. Emails have been going out to a select few with invitations to register for a ticket to an event that allows them to go hands-on with the console.
However, it appears that anyone can try out the Nintendo Switch early by simply showing up at one of the locations where the console will be on tour. Nintendo will be heading to the biggest cities in the United States with the console, including New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
A Redditor posted the details about the event, and while they will be held on the weekend with Friday and Saturday being invite-only, Sunday will be a day that is open to the public on a first come, first served basis with no registration required to try out the console. Furthermore, the details of the event say that there is no cost to attend and that the venues can hold 250 people with early arrival strongly encouraged.
The cities and dates of the Nintendo Switch U.S. Tour can be found below:
New York – Jan. 13th through 15th
Washington D.C. – Feb. 10 through 12th
Chicago – Feb. 17 through 19th
Los Angeles – Feb. 24th through 26th
San Francisco – March 3rd through 5th
Nintendo has yet to announce what games will be on display at these events, but says they will announce the line-up in the future. If you’re not nearby one of these cities, it doesn’t sound like Nintendo is adding any stops to the list either as they do not have any additional cities planned for the Nintendo Switch hands-on at this time.
The Nintendo Switch release date is set for March 2017, with more details about the console slated to be revealed in an event on January 12th. Hopefully we’ll find out some of the more pressing details like an exact release date, pre-ordering information, and price of the console would be great.