PAX South Attendees Can Play Nintendo Switch Before It Launches

Visitors Get Hands-On Time with Top Nintendo Switch Games

launches around the world on March 3, but fans can play it
weeks before that date by visiting the Nintendo booth (No. 11255) at PAX
South in San Antonio, Texas. Nintendo is bringing its revolutionary home
gaming system and many fun games to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 during the annual video game convention.
The interactive booth is open to anyone with a PAX South badge, and will
let attendees experience several Nintendo Switch games, including The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
, 1-2-Switch,
Cut it out, together!
, Splatoon
Kart 8 Deluxe
, Super
Bomberman R
from Konami Digital Entertainment and Ultra
Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
from CAPCOM.

The main stage at the Nintendo booth will feature hands-on time with
different Nintendo Switch games. But instead of a traditional booth
setup, these games can be experienced in creative environments that show
off the unique functionality of the Nintendo Switch system. For example,
games can be played in the cross-section of an airplane to show how easy
it is to take Nintendo Switch with you anywhere. Other games will be set
up in a living room to highlight that Nintendo Switch is also a home
gaming system that can be played on a TV. In addition to all the awesome
Nintendo Switch experiences, the main stage at the Nintendo booth will
feature hosted competitions, live demonstrations, video presentations
and other fun Nintendo surprises.

“We absolutely love bringing our games and systems directly to the fans,
and PAX South is a great venue to do just that,” said Doug Bowser,
Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PAX
South will be one of the first opportunities for fans to try out
Nintendo Switch before it launches on March 3.”

PAX South runs Jan. 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at
900 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Nintendo’s interactive booth
(No. 11255) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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