Quad Goals: Nintendo Brings Nintendo Switch to Colleges This Fall

Visit the Nintendo Switch: Together Tour to Earn a Bachelor’s in Fun-onomics

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Countless college students over the last 25 years have memories about Nintendo – from playing Mario Kart with friends in dorm rooms late into the night, to meeting up for some friendly Super Smash Bros. competitions in the rec center. Nintendo and college go hand in hand like Mario and a pair of overalls (which his mom obviously washes for him when he visits home).


To introduce the newest generation of college students to the newest generation of Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo is enrolling in college campuses this fall with its open-to-everyone Nintendo Switch: Together Tour. Running from Sept. 30 to Nov. 21, the tour is a great way for busy college students to take a break from some of the stresses of college life and let off some steam with a little friendly cross-campus competition. The tour will feature colorful Nintendo Switch kiosks equipped with a wide selection of games, memorable photo opportunities and awesome giveaways, while supplies last. And there’s no need to B.Y.O.G. (bring your own game), as visitors will have access to some of the best multiplayer games on the system, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario Maker 2.

“Some of the best college memories revolve around playing Nintendo games with friends,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “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.”

It’s not just the killer game curriculum that makes the Nintendo Switch: Together Tour a cool place to visit. Each stop will also feature multiple spots to snap photos that are sure to rack up hearts on social media. Students who are looking to save a little money will receive a $10 coupon to Target (while supplies last; terms apply) to use on any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more just for stopping by.

The college campuses currently scheduled to appear on the tour include:

 

College

Date

Time

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Oct. 3-4

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Oct. 7-8

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Oct. 14-15

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Oct. 21-22

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas

Oct. 24-25

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

The University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Nov. 7-8

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

UCLA

Los Angeles, California

Nov. 12-13

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

University of California Riverside

Riverside, California

Nov. 20-21

11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time

 

Attendees will be able to sign up on-site (or pre-register via https://events.nintendo.com/oncampus) to receive a unique QR Code that can be scanned throughout the experience. Scanning the QR Code multiple times at various locations will result in a fun giveaway item, while supplies last.

Additional locations might be added, so please visit https://events.nintendo.com/oncampus for up-to-date information about the Nintendo Switch: Together Tour.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U 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 Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

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