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Play Nintendo Tour Kicks off, starting in Los Angeles - Check out the photos

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The play Nintendo tour is finally underway bringing the magical worlds of Nintendo's biggest franchises to life... and if you're lucky enough it might just be coming to a city near you.

The tour will feature some of the latest first party Nintendo games like Kirby Triple Deluxe, Yoshi's New Island, the newest Pokemon games (X and Y), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Kart 7 and there will even be a special area at each event for competitive Kart racing!

 

So here's where the tour is stopping off, and yes I hear your sighs of despair my non-American friends - they always get all the cool stuff:-

 

Date City
June 6-8 Los Angeles, CA
June 13-15 Dallas, TX
June 20-22 Charlotte, NC
June 27-29 Chicago, IL
July 4-6 Bloomington, MN
July 18-20 Seattle, WA
July 25-27 Phoenix, AZ
August 1-3 St. Louis, MO
August 8-10 Indianapolis, IN
August 15-17 Atlanta, GA
August 22-24 Houston, TX
August 29-September 1 Irvine, CA

The first event took place on Friday 6th of June and we've got photos from the event below.

 

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, kids play some of Nintendo's hottest video games on Nintendo 2DS at the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014" inside the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month tour kicked off on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature family-friendly characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo's hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Maxwell H. of Los Angeles races with other attendees in "Mario Kart 7" on Nintendo 2DS at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014." The winners of "Mario Kart 7" competed on a giant HD TV screen in "Mario Kart 8," the new high-definition anti-gravity game for Wii U. The free three-month tour kicked off in Los Angeles and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Ronghua W., 64, of China and her granddaughter Sophia X., 2, of Los Angeles, enjoy playing "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D" at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014. The free three-month "Play Nintendo Tour 2014" kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6 and will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States, showcasing games that feature kid-friendly characters like Donkey Kong, Mario and Kirby, all played on Nintendo 2DS, the latest member of Nintendo's hand-held family. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America and released June 7, 2014, Teoko P., 17, of Los Angeles plays "Yoshi's New Island" in a Yoshi egg-shaped seat at the Westfield Culver City mall on June 6, 2014, as part of the "Play Nintendo Tour 2014," which kicked off in Los Angeles on June 6. The free three-month tour will visit malls and events in a dozen major cities across the United States. Nintendo 2DS is an ideal first-time system. (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

Is the tour coming to your city? will you be going down to check it out? or perhaps you've been to one already - any good?

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