Nintendo Switch: On The Go pop-up airport lounges to be offered at select locations in the U.S.
Starting this week, travelers in the United States will have an opportunity to play Switch and Switch Lite at select major airports. The Nintendo Switch: On The Go experience has been announced, allowing for hands-on opportunities with popular titles such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, Tetris 99, and more.
The Dulles International Airport, Tacoma International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport will be participating in the initiative. Nintendo Switch: On The Go will be running in February and March.
Here’s the full announcement with additional details:
Busy travelers embarking on journeys this year will have the opportunity to encounter fun surprises waiting for them at the airport. Beginning on Feb. 13, at select major airports across the U.S., Nintendo will be providing Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up airport lounges featuring Nintendo products and opportunities for hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems.
With comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy that the Nintendo Switch family of systems can add to everyone’s on-the-go adventures. Some of the games that will be featured at the demo areas include popular titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party and Tetris 99, among others.
“With a vast library of exciting entertainment to launch into, we hope travelers discover that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite make great companions for their trips,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Spending time with Nintendo games at our On The Go lounges will give people the opportunity to begin or end their journeys with a smile.”
In addition to spending time enjoying the latest Nintendo games, while visiting the Nintendo Switch On The Go experience, travelers can order Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems and receive a free carrying case with their order. Travelers can also order select Nintendo Switch games and Nintendo merchandise. Just for stopping by, visitors will also receive a free Nintendo Switch branded luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon from Target to use on any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more (available while supplies last, terms apply).
The Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges and gateway experiences are currently scheduled to appear at the following airports, located beyond passenger screening:
Dulles International Airport
Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62
Feb. 17 –
Seattle – Tacoma International Airport
Concourse C, next to Gate C10
Feb. 17 –
O’Hare International Airport
Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14
Feb. 17 –
Dallas Love Field Airport
West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16
Feb. 13 –
Passengers with flights booked at these airports are encouraged to swing by after passing TSA security to spend some time enjoying Nintendo Switch games while waiting for their flights. They’re also encouraged to wave hello if they spot Lakitu above the clouds!
Source: Nintendo PR