With Microsoft’s public perception with gamers imploding as we speak, Nintendo has fought their way back into the Big Three in the eighth-gen race. With E3 approaching and interest in the Wii U piqued again, Mario and his gang are about to stomp the gas pedal harder… literally.
Nintendo’s taking the Wii U on the road for a six-city media blitz that will give vacationers a chance to get hands-on play time with the first entrant in the eighth-gen race. According to Nintendo, the tour will “give current Wii owners a chance to test-drive the new console and show them the many great reasons it’s time to graduate to Wii U. At the same time, existing Wii U owners can play some games to see which will become their next favorite.”
If you’ve seen the commercial, you’ve seen families at Nintendo Headquarters, playing together in a makeshift living room. That room set up will be available with several consoles to play early Wii U hits such as Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City Undercover, Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. Titles will vary at each location on the tour. Visitors will also get to learn about new features such as Miiverse and Nintendo TVii, as well as check out the Wii U’s upgraded Netflix and Hulu Plus capabilities.
Players will also be able to take pictures with props from various franchises and tweet them with a special hashtag in order to win free goodies from Nintendo.
Going on now at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California will soon be joined by Orlando, Florida, with both locations running in the Downtown Disney district until June 23. The tour will then move on to Chicago, Illinois, Bloomington, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts, and Hollywood, California. A full list of tour dates and locations can be found at http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/events/tour.