From November 21 to December 21, Nintendo will be hitting the road on a mall tour to promote its products. An interactive exhibit featuring several playable kiosks will be displayed across the country. Both versions of the new Super Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Skylanders: Trap Team, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi’s New Island and Sonic Boom will be among the offerings passersby can fiddle with.
The tour will not include any games you can’t currently buy off the rack, so it’s not necessarily for hardcore fans as it is for casuals and families on the fence. But there is one element of the tour you might find interesting: an arcade-style Mario Kart 8 rig with cockpit seating for four.
Nintendo introduced Mario Kart to arcades a decade ago, in partnership with Namco, with the release of Mario Kart GP. This is not a return to that market, but a special model made just for the mall tour…that will probably be destroyed once it’s over. But maybe some nerds will get daring and pull an Ocean’s 11 heist to steal one.
Here is a complete list of malls where you can catch all this:
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 Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
Westfield Culver City in Culver City, California
(Westfield is a franchise mall)