Nintendo’s Switch has proven that the company still has what it takes to enthral and entertain fans. Now Nintendo South Africa has made the Switch even more accessible to those who want to try out the console for themselves with the opening of their Nintendo Switch Pop Up Zone in Sandton City.
Fortress of Solitude was fortunate enough to be invited to the opening of the Nintendo Switch Pop Up Zone, which gave us the opportunity to be enveloped in everything Nintendo and also play some of the ever-expanding catalogue of games.
Upon my arrival at the Pop Up Zone, I was immediately greeted by the friendly Nintendo staff who will be manning the Pop Up Zone. After being shown to the food and drinks area, I started to explore my surroundings. Of course, it was covered in everything Nintendo, from Mario and Luigi themed lollipops to an area that was set up like a scene from a Mario Bros game. There was enough to get any Nintendo fan excited. After chewing on a delicious Mario lollipop (sorry Mario), I made my way to the gaming area where row upon row of Nintendo Switch consoles were ready to transport you away from your mundane life and into the world of Nintendo.
Nintendo made sure that the Pop Up Zone featured something for everyone. Those that visit the Pop Up Zone will get to play some of the best games currently available on the system, such as Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and ARMS. However, what excited most of the people in attendance was the chance to play FIFA 18 ahead of its release date, which, to be honest, looks amazing.
After mingling and playing some games, I ventured further into the Nintendo Switch Pop Up Zone only to discover something that got me even more excited than the prospect of playing some of my favourite games, an area selling Nintendo merchandise. For those Nintendo fans, like myself, who find themselves obsessed with everything related to the company, this is the place to be. There are so many great Nintendo things available to purchase, from Splatoon themed cushions to Nintendo wallets and, of course, cute and oh so squeezable plush toys.
With so many games to play, merchandise to stare at (and buy) and great people around, the evening flew by. Of course, I didn’t leave before taking a picture with my two favourite moustachioed plumbers.
If you find yourself on the fence about buying a Switch or just want to play some games or buy some really awesome merchandise then you need to pop in at the Nintendo Switch Pop Up Zone in Sandton City (opens 1st September 2017). You will not be disappointed!