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Nintendo is bringing another fun experience to fans all over the country this summer. Teaming up with GameTruck, the two companies are setting up camp in 100 Walmart store parking lots starting on June 23rd, and you’ll have until August 19th to participate — that’s nearly two whole months of time to join in on the activities.

So, what exactly can you expect from the experience? Check it out:

This Nintendo Switch Summer of Fun will feature demos for Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. On top of that, you and your family can partake in family photo sessions and say hello to characters like Mario (who will be appearing at select locations). If you’re lucky, maybe you can get Mario to appear in your family photo!

Those present can also enroll in the My Nintendo Summer of Fun sweepstakes for a chance to win roundtrip tickets for a family of four to visit any location that Southwest Airlines offers. Nintendo’s aim is to bring families together in a unique and colorful way:

“By winning this sweepstakes, families inspired by the colorful and exotic kingdoms in the Super Mario Odyssey game will be able to fly to a similar real-life location, like New York (Metro Kingdom), Denver (Snow Kingdom) or the Caribbean (Seaside Kingdom).

The 100 runners-up will each receive a Nintendo Switch prize pack that includes a Switch system, Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Tennis Aces games. If you can’t make it to one of the Summer of Fun event locations, you can also enter the sweepstakes online.

Looks like it’s time to get ready for some sun, family time, and Mario! Are you planning to make your way to your local Walmart to participate? Let us know on Twitter!

Source: Nintendo PR


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.