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Nintendo‘s going to let you fiddle with its upcoming Nintendo Switch hybrid home and mobile video games platform as early as January, if you happen to live near a major U.S. or Canadian city. The company’s doing a show tour of sorts in advance of the system’s March 2017 release, and it kicks off immediately after the Nintendo Switch Presentation that’ll livestream from Tokyo on Jan. 12.

Here’s the tour schedule:

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

That may look generous at three days a piece, but Nintendo says the first two days of each stop will be invite-only. (TIME will attend the Jan. 13 date in New York.) But Nintendo says it wanted to “change things up” by opening the tour to the public on the third day of each stop, which in all six slots above happens to be a Sunday. They’re also noting the settings in which some of the launch games can be played will be “very original and surprising,” and designed to “highlight the different ways Nintendo Switch can be played.”

It’s a first-come, first-serve affair, so Nintendo’s encouraging folks to show up early. And if you can’t hit any of these, the company’s demonstrating the system as PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29), PAX East in Boston (March 10-12) and SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18).

We don’t know when in March Nintendo Switch will be available to buy, or for how much—that’s supposed to be revealed during the Jan. 12 Tokyo livestream. But it’s a safe guess, given the SXSW timing, that it’ll be late March, not early.

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