Stranger Things star and Nintendo superfan Finn Wolfhard kicks off Nintendo Switch sales at Toronto midnight launch

TORONTO, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - At midnight on March 3, sales of the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch will officially launch in Canada - and Finn Wolfhard, one of Nintendo's biggest fans, will join the celebrations in Toronto.

The Canadian actor currently stars as Mike Wheeler on the series Stranger Things; season two of the Netflix hit will debut on October 31 of this year. The 14-year old will also appear in a new film adaptation of Stephen King's It, opening September 8. And he's a die-hard Nintendo fan.

To kick-off the launch, Finn will join legions of Nintendo fans lining up to purchase a Nintendo Switch at EB Games at Yonge-Dundas Square. At midnight on March 3, Finn will cut the ribbon to officially welcome shoppers into the store. And rumour has it that he'll be joined by a certain mustachioed plumber.

Nintendo Switch is a breakthrough home video game system that not only connects to a TV at home, but also instantly transforms into an on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch touchscreen. For the first time, players can enjoy a full home-console experience anytime, anywhere.

On a scale from one to ten, excitement levels are at Eleven.


Finn Wolfhard (star of Netflix's Stranger Things and Nintendo superfan)



Yonge-Dundas EB Games

267 Yonge Street


March 3, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight)



SOURCE Nintendo of Canada Ltd.

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