Nintendo releases their list of E3 2013 Best Buy locations

As everyone already knows, Nintendo is doing E3 2013 different this year. Instead of having an E3 press conference, Nintendo will instead open their E3 booth an hour earlier to a unique hands-on event for press (I thought that's what E3 was in the first place…), in addition to releasing information through smaller events and Nintendo Direct.

In addition to the E3 Nintendo Direct on June 11, Nintendo is partnering with Best Buy, making it possible for consumers in the U.S. and Canada to try the E3 line-up of games at over 100 retail locations during the week of E3.

Today, Nintendo released the list of the 89 Best Buy stores that will be holding playable demonstrations. The games will be playable from 4 to 8 p.m. local time on Wednesday June 12, and from 1 to 5 p.m. local time on Saturday June 15. The list of participating Best Buy stores are:

Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville

Arkansas: Fort Smith, North Little Rock

Arizona: Phoenix

California: Culver City, Elk Grove, Emeryville, San Jose, Tracy, Visalia

Colorado: Denver

Connecticut: Manchester

Delaware: Wilmington

Florida: Brandon, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Miami, Pensacola

Georgia: Augusta, Duluth, Savannah, Smyrna

Iowa: Cedar Rapids, West Des Moines

Illinois: Bloomington Schaumburg

Indiana: Greenwood

Kansas: Overland Park, Wichita

Kentucky: Florence, Lexington, Louisville

Louisiana: Harvey

Massachusetts: Cambridge, Dedham, Worcester

Maryland: Frederick, Glen Burnie, Wheaton

Michigan: Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Rochester Hills

Minnesota: Eden Prairie

Missouri: St. Louis

North Carolina: Cary, Fayetteville, Pineville, Winston-Salem

New Jersey: Iselin, West Paterson, Woodbury

New York: Albany, Amherst, Long Island City, Syracuse, Valley Stream, West Nyack

Ohio: Fairborn, North Olmsted, Reynoldsburg, Toledo

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City

Oregon: Portland

Pennsylvania: Erie, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Whitehall

South Carolina: Greenville, North Charleston

Tennessee: Brentwood, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas: Arlington, Austin, Houston, McAllen, The Woodlands, Tyler

Utah: Sandy

Virginia: Charlottesville, Glen Allen, Virginia Beach

Vermont: Williston

Washington: Lynnwood

Wisconsin: Greenfield

While a list of games available wasn't provided, we know from previous statements that a new Smash Bros., 3D Mario, Pikmin 3, and Mario Kart, among other Wii U titles, will be available during this year's E3. The 21 locations in Canada also weren't released, but Nintendo is directing people to this URL for more information as E3 gets closer.

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