Nintendo Is Taking the Switch on a Preview Tour in 2017

Nintendo Is Taking the Switch on a Preview Tour in 2017

You can play the Switch is select cities prior to launch.

Nintendo is showing off the Nintendo Switch during Presentation 2017 in Tokyo on January 12, but that's not the only place you'll be able to see the system prior to launch. Nintendo has announced that players will have a chance to play with the Switch on the Switch Preview Tour in select U.S. cities (and Toronto for some reason).

The currently scheduled cities that are part of the tour include:

  • New York – Jan. 13-15
  • Toronto – Jan. 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
  • Chicago – Feb. 17-19
  • San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
  • Los Angeles – March 3-5

The first two days of each event are invite-only and Nintendo has already sent out invites to certain MyNintendo members for the New York event. The Sunday portion of each event is open to the public, though space will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the dates listed above in the tour, Nintendo will also be bringing the Switch to PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29), PAX East in Boston (March 10-12) and SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18).

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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