Starting November 25th and lasting until December 22nd, Nintendo will be setting up camp within 23 different malls that will give people an opportunity to test just out a huge selection of what the Wii U and 3DS have to offer.
This should be a great way to possibly influence customers on a Nintendo product purchase this holiday season as they are shopping. Some of the initial confusion about what exactly the console was I think still exists for many and this could help alleviate that to an extent. Check out the full press release below for a list of malls and what games will be available to try out.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 22, Nintendo will give people nationwide a way to take a break from their hectic holiday shopping. Nintendo will be visiting 23 malls coast to coast so that people can take a break and test drive some great video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Some of the hottest video games for the holidays are playable for fans.
The expected lineup for Wii U includes Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Fit U, Wii Party U, Wii Sports Club, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Sonic Lost World from SEGA, Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive, Batman: Arkham Origins from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Just Dance 2014 and Rayman Legends from Ubisoft.
For Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo is scheduled to show Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Kart 7, Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision and Sonic Lost World from SEGA.
Holiday shoppers will be able to sample these games at the following locations:
Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis
Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz.
Concord Mills in Concord, N.C.
Dolphin Mall in Miami
King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa.
Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, Va.
Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
Memorial City Mall in Houston
Natick Mall in Natick, Mass.
Northbrook Court in Northbrook, Ill.
Queens Center in Elmhurst, N.Y.
Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville, Ga.
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.
The Florida Mall in Orlando
The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Texas
Washington Square in Portland, Ore.
Westfield Annapolis in Annapolis, Md.
Westfield Culver City in Culver City, Calif.
Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.
Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif.
Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, N.J.
Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill.
This hands-on mall activity is just one of many ways Nintendo is letting consumers spend some time with Nintendo games this holiday season. Thanks to partnerships with Norwegian Cruise Lines and PBteen, fans will be able to interact with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS hardware and software in numerous locales this holiday season.
For more information about Nintendo’s activities at a mall near you, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events/holidaymallexperience.
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