Nintendo opens pop-up gameplay lounges at major airports
Nintendo’s aiming to make travel a bit more uplifting this spring.
The video game company plans to open pop-up gaming lounges at four major airports, allowing passengers to pass the time before boarding playing some of the biggest games on Nintendo Switch.
The kiosks, which will have several Switches available, will be open at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Seattle – Tacoma International Airport, and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from Feb. 13 through March 29. A fourth location at Dallas’ Love Field will be open from Feb. 13 through March 26.
Included among the games will be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party and Tetris 99.
Travelers who take the time to play will receive a free Nintendo Switch luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon from Target for Nintendo purchases over $75. Players will also be able to order a Switch, select software and Nintendo merchandise at the lounges. (Those will be shipped to buyers within two days, rather than give them something more to fit into the carry-on bins.)
“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 in a statement. “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.”
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