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Get your hands on the Nintendo Switch at PAX South

At least eight games will be playable

Nintendo Switch preview event - Joy-Con controllers in Grip / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
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PAX South attendees will be able to try out the Nintendo Switch at the show, Nintendo confirmed today.

The company is bringing the upcoming console and upward of eight launch-window games to the convention, which takes place this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s the lineup of first- and third-party titles: 1-2-Switch, Arms, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!, Splatoon 2, Konami’s Super Bomberman R and Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

In addition to offering a variety of games, Nintendo is going to show off the Switch in a number of different use cases, as a way to demonstrate the system’s capabilities as a hybrid docked/portable console. Mock environments at Nintendo’s PAX South booth include an airplane and a living room, both of which you may have seen in the Switch’s reveal trailer last fall.

The Switch’s appearance at PAX South will mark the first gaming convention at which the console has been playable. Nintendo will also be running an event in Toronto at the same time to give the Canadian public its first chance to try the Switch; that’s the second stop on the console’s six-city tour of North America. The tour is separate from appearances at conventions like PAX South — in March, Nintendo is also bringing the Switch to PAX East in Boston and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

PAX South 2017 runs from Jan. 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Nintendo will release the Switch worldwide on March 3 for $299. For more details, check out everything we know about the console.

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