Nintendo embarks on four-city 3DS demo tour

Though it's not quite as "nationwide" as the Pokemon Black and White mall tour, Nintendo is giving residents of some US cities the opportunity to sample the 3DS and some of its games before release, through a four-city demo tour.

From March 11 through April 3, interested gamers in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA will have the opportunity to enter the scary-sounding "Nintendo 3DS Demo Pod," seen above in a picture shared on Twitter, and try Face Raiders, the Mii Maker (with the option to upload the created Mii to Facebook), and other built-in features, and play launch games including Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, Nintendogs + Cats, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, and more.

Find the full schedule after the break -- and sorry, most of the country!

  • New York City: Grand Central Terminal (Vanderbilt Hall, West Side)
    • Running March 11-30
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Chicago: Citigroup Center (entrance to Ogilvie Transportation Center)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • San Francisco: Pier 39 (Main Entrance Plaza)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (1300 block)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.