Travelers have something to look forward to the next time they are at the airport. Now they won’t mind if theirr flight gets delayed. Beginning February 13, Nintendo will be providing Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up airport lounges featuring Nintendo products and opportunities for hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems. 

Featuring comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy that 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.

“With a vast library of exciting entertainment to launch into, 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. “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.”

In addition to spending time enjoying the latest Nintendo games, while visiting the Nintendo Switch On The Go experience, travelers can order Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems and receive a free carrying case with their order. Travelers can also order select Nintendo Switch games and Nintendo merchandise. Just for stopping by, visitors will also receive a free Nintendo Switch branded luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon from Target to use on any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more (available while supplies last, terms apply).

The Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges and gateway experiences are currently scheduled to appear at the following airports, located beyond passenger screening:

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 29th

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14

Feb. 17 – March 29th

Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas, TX

West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16

Feb. 13 – March 29th

Passengers with flights booked at these airports are encouraged to swing by after passing TSA security to spend some time enjoying Nintendo Switch games while waiting for their flights. They’re also encouraged to wave hello if they spot Lakitu above the clouds!

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. 

For more information about this and other features, visit Nintendo.

—Jennifer Swartvagher  

Featured photo: Amazon


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