Nintendo “Summer Of Play Tour” Begins This June

Nintendo’s Summer of Play Tour brings Splatoon 2, ARMS, Breath of the Wild and more to 13 cities across the US.

Nintendo is gearing up for their 2017 “Summer of Play” United States tour, scheduled to begin early next month. The Summer of Play Tour allows Nintendo fans to play various hand-picked Nintendo titles across each of their major platforms, be they pre-release demos, recently-available games, or trending and popular titles from the past few months or quarter. This year’s US tour will include 13 locations with 14 games available across the 3DS and Nintendo Switch. The available titles and locations are listed below:

Nintendo Switch:

  • 1-2 Switch
  • ARMS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Hey! Pikmin
  • Miitopia
  • Pokemon Sun/Moon
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS


  • June 9-11, Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine, CA)
  • June 16-18, Alameda County Fair (Pleasanton, CA)
  • June 23-25, Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)
  • June 30-July 2, Henry Maier Festival Park Summerfest Grounds (Milwaukee, WI)
  • July 7-9, Navy Pier (Chicago, IL)
  • July 14-16, Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego, CA)
  • July 28-30, The Parks Mall at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
  • August 4-6, Aventura Mall (Miami, FL)
  • August 11-13, Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA)
  • August 18-20, DUMBO Waterfront (New York, NY)
  • August 25-27, King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, PA)
  • September 2-4, Harborplace (Baltimore, MD)

Attendees with a My Nintendo account will receive an exclusive gift (not yet revealed) upon showing an account QR code; a My Nintendo account can be opened via the official website. Exact stores have not been confirmed, however local GameStop locations will also feature Nintendo-themed PopSocket phone grips/stands.

Source: Nintendo
Image courtesy of Nintendo

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