Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience Includes Demos for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let's Go

Several shopping centers in the U.S. will have a Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience display, with demos for some of the most anticipated Switch games.

By Chris Compendio

November 8, 2018

Fans of Nintendo games are undoubtedly eager to get their hands on a demo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which recently revealed its final fighters in the base roster. With that, Nintendo of America announced through press release of the “Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience,” which will let fans try out titles like Smash Bros. and Pokemon: Let’s Go at select shopping centers.

Besides those two, this elaborate demo display will include demos for already-released games, including Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019, and Overcooked 2. Additionally, the space will provide a Fortnite-themed photo booth, and a demo for the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit.

With the holidays approaching, this “experience” will help parents make informed decisions about what to buy as gifts for their children, and will help me finally scratch that Smash Bros. itch since I don’t expect an eShop demo any time soon.

TheNintendo Switch Holiday Experience will be at several shopping centers from November 10 to December 16, although Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! will not be present at the centers until November 16. A list of the participating shopping centers is below, and as one of them is near me, you can bet your ass that I’ll be there.

Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia
Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois
Memorial City Mall in Houston, Texas*
Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California
The Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida
Mall of America™ in Bloomington, Minnesota
Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York
King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona
Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia
*The Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience at the Memorial City Mall in Houston will start on Nov. 11.

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Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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