The Nintendo Switch has been selling hot and fast ever since its early March release, so there’s a possibility you may not have one yet. Whether that’s the case, or you just want to try out the hottest new games on the new on-the-go home console, Nintendo of Canada has just the news for you.
Throughout the summer of 2017, fans across Canada will have the chance to take part in the Nintendo Switch Play Together events featuring 1-2-Switch, Snipperclips – Cut It Out, Together!, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and eventually Splatoon 2, once it’s been released on July 21st. Other activities for visitors include snapping pics at the themed Photo Walls, competing in the Competition Zone for prizes, getting to grab some Nintendo goods (while supplies last, of course), and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm*, meet Mario or Luigi!
Lucky participants will also score a Nintendo Switch Play Together prize pack, which includes a Nintendo Switch system and one copy each of ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2. Full contest rules and regulations can be found here.
Here is the full schedule as it currently stands:
|June 25||Vancouver, BC||Greek Day on Broadway|
|July 1||Surrey, BC||Canada Day Celebrations [Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre]|
|July 1 – 3||Toronto, ON||Redpath Waterfront Festival|
|July 7 – 9||Montreal, QC||Montreal Comiccon+|
|July 7 – 16||Calgary, AB||Calgary Stampede+|
|July 15 – 23||Montreal, QC||Mondial des Jeux+|
|Aug 2 – 6||Lévis, QC||Festivent Ville de Lévis+|
|Aug 11 – 13||Montreal, QC||La Ronde+|
|Aug 18 – Sept 4||Toronto, ON||Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)+|
|Aug 19 – Sept 4||Vancouver, BC||Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)+**|
*Mario/Luigi schedule subject to change. 12-4pm is approximate timing and does not include breaks.
** Closed August 21 and 28
+Require general ticket purchase to events for access to grounds.
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