Torontonians will be among the first in the world to try out Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced that previous to the March debut of its much-anticipated portable console, the Nintendo Switch, the public will be given a sneak preview in six North American cities, including Toronto.

The Switch will hit Toronto as the second stop of the tour after New York City, between January 27th and 29th. The first two days will be invite-only, but the third day (Sunday) will be open to the public. The company warns that demand will likely exceed capacity.

“Space is very limited,” states the company, adding: “Fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly recommended.”

As for the games that will be demonstrated, Nintendo hasn’t offered any specifics, stating only that “select launch games” will be available to play. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild seems to be a likely choice, though, as it has been featured in many of the company’s promotional efforts so far.

Below is the full list of cities and dates for the tour:

  • New York — January 13th-15th
  • Toronto — January 27th- 29th
  • Washington, DC — February 10th-12th
  • Chicago — February 17th-19th
  • San Francisco — February 24th-26th
  • Los Angeles — March 3rd-5th

Nintendo will reveal the console’s price, release date and further details in an event in Tokyo on January 12th.

[via]The Verge[/via]