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Nintendo mall program

Dustin Triplett

Demos and your favorite characters are coming to a mall near you.

From Nov. 21 to Dec 18, Nintendo will be hitting malls across the country in full force. You will be able to spend time with all of the upcoming blockbusters for the DS, 3DS, and Wii, as well as some from recent years.

You’ll also have a chance to run into your favorite Nintendo characters. Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Pikachu will be making guest appearances during your holiday shopping trips. Personally, I’m expecting Kirby to suck up a hipster and transform into the trendiest (and sexist) plaid puffball the world has ever seen. Nintendo better keep a leash on that one.

Before the mall program officially kicks off, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be making a 10-day preview appearance at select malls from Nov. 11 to Nov. 20.

It seems the malls were chosen at random and are pretty spread out. Sadly they won’t be coming to Missouri. I’ll have to find some other means of capturing a live Pikachu for my collection of Pokemon memorabilia.

Check out the lists below to see if the Nintendo mall extravaganza is coming to a mall near you and to see what games will be available for demo.


  • Annapolis in Annapolis, Md.
  • Barton Creek Square in Austin, Texas
  • Castleton Square in Indianapolis
  • *Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz.
  • Danbury Fair in Danbury, Conn.
  • *Dolphin Mall in Miami
  • *Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill.
  • Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J.
  • Houston Galleria in Houston
  • King of Prussia in King of Prussia, Pa.
  • Natick Mall in Natick, Mass.
  • Perimeter Mall in Atlanta
  • *San Francisco Centre in San Francisco
  • *Southcenter in Seattle
  • *SouthPark in Strongsville, Ohio
  • *The Parks at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
  • *Topanga in Canoga Park, Calif.
  • *Twelve Oaks in Novi, Mich.
  • Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Valley Fair in Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Washington Square in Portland, Ore.
  • Wolfchase Galleria in Memphis, Tenn.
  • *Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, N.J.

Malls marked with an asterisk (*) will be participating in  The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword preview program from Nov. 11-20.

DS games:

  • Kirby Mass Attack
  • Fossil Fighters: Champions
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  • Bejeweled 3.

3DS games:

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Mario Kart 7
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast 
  • Star Fox 64 3D 
  • Tetris Axis
  • nintendogs + cats
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Wii games:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Mario Kart Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Wii Play: Motion
Wii Sports Resort
Just Dance 3
Zumba Fitness 2

More information can be found here.

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