Nintendo is currently touring the Switch around the United States, and our team’s Lauren and Jason are on hand to check out the Chicago event! We’ll keep this post updated with photos and more throughout the afternoon, so stay tuned!


16:50 CST – That’s it for the event! We’ll be sure to bring you impressions tomorrow.


16:11 CST – Some hands-on gameplay of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:


16:03 CST – A closer look at the Switch Pro Controller:


15:56 CST – Nintendo is giving away some Switch hats to attendees who win at a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe contest!


15:52 CST – Here’s a hands-on look at the Switch Pro Controller!


15:24 CST – A closer look at the Joy-Con wheel peripheral:


14:54 CST – We’re periscoping some ARMS gameplay!


14:43 CST – We’ve got some images of the ARMS and Ultra Street Fighter II booths, too:


14:27 CST – There’s even an interactive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe display for attendees to pose on!


14:25 CST – Here’s a look at the main Switch display itself!


13:55 CST – A look at Sonic Mania’s demo area:


13:47 CST – Now some groovin’ with Just Dance 2017:


13:31 CST – And now for some Splatoon 2 periscope action:


13:30 CST – The Splatoon 2 booth has a gigantic Inkling Squid amiibo front and center:


13:27 CST – Jason is playing through the Breath of the Wild demo:


13:19 CST – A look at the main floor:


13:05 CST – We go hands on with Breath of the Wild!


12:53 CST – A look at the venue’s media entrance!

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Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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