Nintendo recently announced via their various social media platforms that the Nintendo Summer of Play 2017 is coming up. Events will be taking place all across the United States where people will be able to play Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 23, 2017
The Switch games that will be playable at these events include games that aren’t out yet, such as ARMS, which comes out on June 16, and Splatoon 2, out July 21. Other Switch games that will be at the events will be Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switch, Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (which comes out this Friday, May 26), Super Bomberman R and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition.
There will also be a couple of yet-to-be-released 3DS games playable at these events, which will include Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia, both set to release on July 28. The other 3DS games that will be at these events are Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
If you are a member of My Nintendo, Nintendo’s rewards program, you will receive a free, metal My Nintendo water bottle (while supplies last) when you attend one of these events. If you are not a member of My Nintendo, you can join for free by clicking here.
The dates for Nintendo’s Summer of Play 2017 are as follows:
Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine, CA – June 9 (11AM-9PM), June 10 (11AM-9PM), June 11 (11AM-9PM)
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA – June 16 (1PM-10PM), June 17 (12PM-10PM), June 18 (12PM-10PM)
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN – June 23 (11AM-9:30PM), June 24 (11AM-9:30PM), June 25 (12PM-7PM)
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), Milwaukee, WI – June 30 (12PM-7:30PM), July 1 (12PM-7:30PM), July 2 (12PM-7:30PM)
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL – July 7 (11AM-8PM), July 8 (11AM-10PM), July 9 (11AM-8PM)
Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ – July 14 (11AM-9PM), July 15 (11AM-9PM), July 16 (12PM-6PM)
San Diego Comic-Con (Marriott Marquis), San Diego, CA – July 20 (10AM-7PM), July 21 (10AM-7PM), July 22 (10AM-7PM), July 23 (10AM-5PM)
The Parks Mall at Arlington, Arlington, TX – July 28 (11AM-9PM), July 29 (11AM-9PM), July 30 (1PM-6PM)
Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL – August 4 (11AM-9:30PM), August 5 (11AM-9:30PM), August 6 (12PM-8PM)
Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA – August 11 (12PM-8PM), August 12 (12PM-8PM), August 13 (12PM-8PM)
DUMBO Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY – August 18 (11AM-7PM), August 19 (11AM-7PM), August 20 (11AM-7PM)
King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA – August 25 (11AM-9PM), August 26 (11AM-9PM), August 27 (12PM-6PM)
Harborplace, Baltimore, MD – September 2 (10AM-6PM), September 3 (10AM-6PM), September 4 (10AM-6PM)