Nintendo and GameTruck Announce A “Summer of Fun” at Walmart Stores


Nintendo is at it again and this time, they’re making summer a whole lot more fun with some amazing Nintendo Switch titles and a massive truck to play them at thanks to GameTruck and Walmart teaming up for this event. 

Every day there are millions of families that visit their local Walmart Stores to shop for food, housewares, electronics, and plenty more. Every day, millions of people also log onto their Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS’ in order to have a bit of fun, to avoid the heat, and find a reason to relax.

However, Nintendo is coming up with a new way for you to beat the heat and it’s all in part thanks to a joint effort between Nintendo, Walmart, and GameTruck; all of who have announced that they will be teaming up to bring a “Summer of Fun” to parking lots at 100 Walmart locations across the United States. Starting on June 23, 2018, until August. 19, the Nintendo Switch Summer of Fun has begun and will feature demos for Nintendo Switch titles such as Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

During each of these stops, Nintendo has also revealed that visitors will be able to take part in family photo sessions and meet costumed characters from famed franchises such as the Super Mario Bros (at select locations of course). Nintendo has confirmed that the event is completely free and will feature game demos and Nintendo themed activities for fans to enjoy.

We love bringing families together through our systems, games and lovable characters,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Delivering hands-on demos and unique Nintendo experiences directly to families at Walmart showcases the social fun and portability of Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has also revealed that fans will be able to have an opportunity to enroll in the “My Nintendo Summer of Fun” sweepstakes, which will give them a chance to win round-trip tickets for a family of four to visit any location that Southwest Airlines flies to around the world. By winning the sweepstakes, families inspired by the color and majesty of the kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey will also have a chance to fly to a similar real-life location such as Metro Kingdom (New York), Denver (Snow Kingdom) or the Caribbean (Seaside Kingdom).

You can find more information  at the official Nintendo Switch events page via the link provided:

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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. 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. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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