Nintendo Switch to tour UK this month

Nintendo has announced it’s bringing the Switch to three UK cities before its official launch on March 3rd. This month, would-be Switch players will be able to go hands on with Nintendo’s new console between February 10th and February 26th in London, Birmingham and Manchester. You can see the full schedule below.

Attendees will have to apply for tickets in order to attend (full details on how to apply are available on Nintendo UK’s website), but four two-hour sessions will be available each day. Tickets are limited, though, so consumers will need to grab one fast if they wish to attend.

Six games will be on show during the Switch tour, including flagship launch titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch, as well as Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and indie title Snipperclips.

Attendees will also be able to experience the Switch in all its various play modes, including TV mode, handheld mode and tabletop mode.

If applicants find themselves unsuccessful this time round, Nintendo’s confirmed that it will be bringing the Switch to other locations around the UK throughout the rest of the year, so stay tuned to Nintendo’s UK social media channels for future updates.

Here’s the schedule in full:


Boxxed, 104-108 Floodgate St, Birmingham B5 5SR

  • Friday 10th February 2017
  • Saturday 11th February 2017
  • Sunday 12th February 2017


Cobden Rooms, Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

  • Friday 17th February 2017
  • Saturday 18th February 2017
  • Sunday 19th February 2017


Tanner Warehouse, 50 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD

  • Friday 24th February 2017
  • Saturday 25th February 2017
  • Sunday 26th February 2017

The Nintendo Switch launches worldwide on March 3rd and you can read our own hands on impressions of Nintendo’s new console right here.

About MCV Staff

Check Also

When We Made… Returnal

Harry Krueger and his team at Housemarque sent gamers on a trip to time-bending cosmic horror planet Atropos last year. Vince Pavey met with the game’s director and tried not to lose his mind while learning about what it was like developing that nightmare fuel