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Written by Dustin Murphy
We all know that holiday shopping can be hectic, but so can the chances of finding the perfect gift for your family gamer or your young one that you want to give something unique too. There’s nothing more magical than getting an amazing present that kids can enjoy or even that families grown up that is a kid at heart. Starting on November 24th and ending on the 21st of December, our friends at Nintendo have announced that they will be visiting 16 malls across the United States to help you escape from your holiday chaos when you’re at the mall.
Nintendo offers the chance for you to enjoy this seasons must have games that are or have landed on the Wii U, Nintendo 2DS and even the fan-favorite Nintendo 3DS. Visitors can also get a chance to experience Nintendo’s upcoming amiibo figures. These figures will be their premier to the toys-to-life category, and will launch with some of their most recognized characters within the industry.
So what can you expect to see outside of the consoles and amiibo? Mario Kart 8, which will feature a tournament that is in high definition and will take players into place they’d never imagine to go. Visitors can also ball up their fists and take on their opponents in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Think that’s all? No, Nintendo will also be doing free giveaways, including the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guides, which will be available to customers, but only while supplies last.
Think that’s all? Take a peek at the official games list to be present from Nintendo, but also their planned stops:
The scheduled lineup of Wii U games includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8,Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario 3D World, Skylanders: Trap Team and Nintendo Land.
For Nintendo 3DS, fans can expect to see Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Tomodachi Life, Yoshi’s New Island and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
Join the fun of Nintendo’s holiday shopping experience at the following locations:
- Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas
- Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona
- Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York
- Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia
- Washington Square in Portland, Oregon
- Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
- Memorial City Mall at Memorial City in Houston
- The Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida
- Grapevine Mills in Grapevine, Texas
- King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
- South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts
- Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg, Illinois
- Westfield North County in Escondido, California
- Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
- Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
- Westfield Culver City in Culver City, California
The Holiday Gift Guide can also be found online at http://happyholidays.nintendo.com.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, MMO’s, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable and can’t be softened by even the biggest names in the gaming industry. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. To follow Dustin, hit him up on Twitter over at @GamingAnomaly, find him on his Google+. Wanna game with him? You can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.