Washington – Busy travelers embarking on new journeys this year will have the opportunity to encounter fun Nintendo 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 pop-up airport lounges and tailor-made gate experiences featuring Nintendo products and hands-on demonstrations of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems.
With upgraded seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy 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.
“Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite make excellent companions for traveling, with a vast library of exciting expeditions to launch into, wherever you choose to play games,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We hope that spending time with beloved Nintendo games and hardware while traveling through major U.S. airports will give both existing fans and curious newcomers the chance to begin or end their trips with a smile.”
In addition to spending time enjoying the latest Nintendo games, while visiting Nintendo Switch On The Go travelers can purchase Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems and receive a free carrying case, as well as purchase select Nintendo Switch games and Nintendo merchandise. Just for stopping by, visitors will also receive a free Nintendo Switch luggage handle wrap* and a $10 coupon to Target to use on any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more.***
The Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges and gateway experiences are currently scheduled to appear at the following airports, located beyond passenger screening:
- Airport Location Date Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C. Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62 Feb. 17 – March 29
- Seattle – Tacoma International Airport Seattle, WA Concourse C, next to Gate C10 Feb. 17 – March 29
- O’Hare International Airport Chicago, IL Terminal 1-B Concourse, between Gates B12 and B14 Feb. 17 – March 29
- Dallas Love Field Airport Dallas, TX West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16 Feb. 13 – March 26
Passengers with flights booked at these airports are encouraged to swing by, after passing TSA security, and spend some time enjoying Nintendo Switch games while waiting for their flights. They’re also encouraged to wave hello if they spot Lakitu when they soar above the clouds! For more information about the Nintendo Switch On The Go program, visit https://events.nintendo.com.
*While supplies last, fulfilled via two-day shipping.
**While supplies last.
***While supplies last; terms apply.