Nintendo will let the public gets hands on time with its next console/handheld starting in January as part of a multi-city tour, the company announced today. It sounds like space will be limited, so be prepared to wait on line if you want to play the Switch.

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The world’s most acclaimed maker of iPhone games is running a series of three-day events across North America. The first two days are invite-only. The last one—the one you want to line up for, if you’re a Nintendo die-hard—is open to the public:

  • New York – Jan. 13-15
  • Toronto – Jan. 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
  • Chicago – Feb. 17-19
  • San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
  • Los Angeles – March 3-5

In a press release, Nintendo notes: “Space is very limited, however, and fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly recommended.”

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You might have an easier time getting your hands on a Switch at several gaming conventions where Nintendo will have the machine available:

  • PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29)
  • PAX East in Boston (March 10-12)
  • SXSW in Austin (March 16-18)

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s next big thing. It’s a gaming console that is also portable. It’ll play the next Zelda and probably a new Mario, a Splatoon game and even Skyrim. Nintendo will be revealing a lot more about the Switch during a January 12 presentation from Japan.

Kotaku will get its first hands-on with the machine in New York in January, unless Nintendo feels like sending us one early. The console/handheld will launch in March.