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Play Nintendo Tour 2014 to Focus on 2DS and Mario Kart 8

Play Nintendo Tour 2014 to Focus on 2DS and Mario Kart 8

by Steve CullumJune 16, 2014

This summer, Nintendo plans to launch a tour that will bring their biggest titles to one of their struggling systems – the Nintendo 2DS. If you have not yet heard of games like Pokemon X and Y, A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7, this event is for you.

They are, however, also bringing Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, which should do a great job of attracting gamers and non-gamers to their newest home console – the one that actually needs the marketing push. Now, Nintendo, when will you bring the E3 Wii U demos on a tour? That would be a great way to push Wii U!




Play Nintendo Tour 2014’ Hits the Road with a Giant Video Game Playground

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Headlined by video game luminaries like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon, the three-month Play Nintendo Tour 2014 will showcase Nintendo’s latest hand-held system in an immersive gaming playground for kids of all ages. Traveling to a dozen major U.S. cities, this free event will showcase the hottest Nintendo games on the coolest system: Nintendo 2DS.

Portable games scheduled for the tour include:

  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Mario Kart 7

Nintendo 2DS and the Play Nintendo Tour 2014 make a perfect pair for summer fun whether you’re a kid, a teen or a young-at-heart adult. Nintendo 2DS offers kids and anyone new to gaming a great first-time system, and the tour events offer everyone an exciting opportunity to play together.

Guests will enjoy whimsical-themed gaming zones filled with iconic items like banana-shaped seats in the Donkey Kong area, a giant Poké Ball in the Pokémon section and Yoshi egg chairs in Yoshi’s island. Attendees will also have the chance to meet costumed characters Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Kirby. Radio Disney will also be at the events, featuring the Radio Disney Road Crew and prize giveaways (while supplies last).

Racers can satisfy their need for speed in the Mario Kart racing area, where their skills will be put to the test on Mario Kart 7 in qualifying rounds. Winning drivers advance and will be eligible to move up to the main stage to show off their racing skills on a giant TV screen featuring the new high-definition, anti-gravity racing game for Wii U: Mario Kart 8, which launched May 30.

The Play Nintendo Tour 2014 is scheduled to make the following stops:

June 20-22: Charlotte area
Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216

June 27-29: Chicago area
Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5012

July 4-6: Twin Cities area
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

July 18-20: Seattle area
The Bite of Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

July 25-27: Phoenix area
Arrowhead Town Center
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center
Glendale, AZ 85308-8612

Aug. 1-3: St. Louis area
Chesterfield Mall
291 Chesterfield Mall
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Aug. 8-10: Indianapolis area
Castleton Square
6020 E. 82nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250-4746

Aug. 15-17: Atlanta area
Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive
Buford, GA 30519-4913

Aug. 22-24: Houston area
The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056-5673

Aug. 29- Sept. 1: Orange County, California, area
Irvine Spectrum Center
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

For more information about the Play Nintendo Tour 2014, visit

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About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.

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