Nintendo is embarking on a nine-date ‘Together Tour’ of US colleges to promote the Switch.
Lazy afternoons spent playing the likes of GoldenEye 007, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Wii Sports on Nintendo consoles are the stuff of legend. It’s something the Japanese game-maker is leaning into with its latest promotional wheeze, a nine-city tour of US college campuses.
The Nintendo Switch: Together Tour runs from September 30 to November 21 and aims to give stressed-out students the chance to unwind at Nintendo Switch kiosks and play recent games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario Maker 2. There’s no sign of Turok 2, unfortunately.
Students who pop by will receive a $10 coupon to redeem against any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more at Target stores.
Speaking about the tour, Nick Chavez, NOA’s senior vice president of sales and marketing says:
“Some of the best college memories revolve around playing Nintendo games with friends. For the college students out there that don’t yet have a Nintendo Switch system as part of their dorm décor, this tour is the perfect spot to hang out with friends, compete in some entertaining multiplayer games and potentially walk away with serious bragging rights.”
Here’s the full list of tour locations and dates.
Nintendo Switch: Together Tour locations
September 30 – October 1
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas State University
Oklahoma State University
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Arizona
Los Angeles, California
University of California Riverside
Head over to official Together Tour website for more details and to register your interest.