Nintendo UK have announced their annual summer tour set to highlight the Nintendo 3DS & 2DS. Plans are in place to bring Nintendo’s popular portables to five British cities including Bristol, Bournemouth & Sunderland. Nintendo have promised that families will not only be able to play some of Nintendo’s latest titles, but also take part in several fun activities such as climbing Bowser’s Castle and meeting Mario, Luigi & Pikachu.

The five cities and dates are as follows.

  • The Sunderland Air Show, Sunderland – 25th to 27th July 2014
  • CarFest North, Oulton Park, Cheshire – 1st to 3rd August 2014
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol – 7th to 10th August 2014
  • Lollibop, Hatfield – 15th – 17th August 2014
  • Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth – 28th to 31st August 2014

The tour will feature a fully dedicated Mario section allowing kids to storm the walls of Bower’s Castle. Fans can also check out New Super Mario Bros 2, Mario Kart 7 or meet Mario and Luigi for photo opportunities. The event will also host a Pokemon themed area where kids can climb inside a giant Poke’ball to find buried treasures. Budding Pokemon Trainers can learn all about Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby which launch worldwide on November 28th as well as play Pokemon X and Y or even relax infront of episodes of the Pokemon TV series. Any artistic family members can also try their hand at the recently released Pokemon Art Academy, and if they impress, their artwork will be highlighted in a special art gallery

Several other Nintendo games will be on hand including Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi’s New Island, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Golf: World Tour, Tomodachi Life as well as several popular Nintendo e-Shop titles.Nintendo has also created a dedicated Parent’s Island for mums and dads who want to learn more about Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and the range of family-friendly games Nintendo has available.

Will you be heading to one of the tour dates? Tell us in the comments below? You might even bump into a Nintendo Enthusiast editor or two!

Written by Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.