PAX West 2017: Nintendo announces plans for PAX West 2017 including offsite events, playable games, and more
Even though there is a lot of news coming out of Cologne, Germany at Gamescom, news for the next major video game convention (PAX West) is starting to come out. Nintendo today announced some of their plans for the show including playable games for the Nintendo Switch, the Third Annual Nindies@Night event, and more.
All the details on what they are bringing to the show in Seattle from September 1st-4th is below courtesy of Nintendo’s press release.
Nintendo Brings Super Mario Odyssey, Other Anticipated Games to PAX West
Third Annual Nindies@Night Also Returns to Set Off the PAX West Fun
“PAX West is a special event for Nintendo since it takes place right in our backyard. It’s one of the places we get to interact directly with our amazing and passionate fans,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In addition to the fun games we’re bringing, we have multiple events and giveaways planned to make everyone’s Nintendo experience a great one.”
To kick things off before the show starts, Nintendo is bringing back the Nindies@Night event, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 31 at Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle. The event is open to the public and offers a chance for people interested in speaking to developers and checking out unreleased indie games coming to Nintendo Switch. For anyone unable to make it to Nindies@Night at MoPOP, there will be a livestream from the event, including deep dives with developers and a sneak peek at first-ever gameplay.
The indie festivities continue in the Nindie Arcade at PAX West, where Nintendo is bringing upcoming indie games to the convention center on the third floor in room 3B. Stop by to play great games and chat with the developers who created them. The Nindie Arcade hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. on Monday.
On Saturday, Sept. 2, up to 600 fans can attend a live filming of a Nintendo Minute segment that will be focused on the Metroid: Samus Returns game. The episode will be filmed 10-11 a.m. in the Hydra Theatre Leonesa I-III Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Seattle hotel. Kit, Krysta and members from the Nintendo Treehouse will show off new gameplay, reveal new game content and feature fan art. They’ll also have exclusive giveaways of collectable Nintendo Power cover-inspired posters for people in attendance, while supplies last.
Nintendo is also hosting a Pokkén Tournament DX Virtual Academy fan event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in the Willow ballroom (second floor). Visitors will have the chance to play the Pokkén Tournament DX game before its launch on Sept. 22. The event will include a tournament, as well as exhibition matches featuring professional video gamers and members of Nintendo’s Treehouse.
Games like ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have demonstrated how the Nintendo Switch console is the home of social competitive fun. At PAX West, attendees will be able to play additional competitive games like Pokkén Tournament DX, Rocket League from Psyonix, NBA 2K18 from 2K Games and FIFA 18 from Electronic Arts.
The Nintendo 3DS family of systems will be on hand at the show, and attendees will be able to play some of the new games headed to the system’s already-huge library. Visitors can check out both Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions and Metroid: Samus Returns.
For the first time at PAX West, visitors that are also My Nintendo members have an opportunity to check in with their QR Code pattern to receive a My Nintendo Pass. A My Nintendo Pass allows the pass holder to access a priority line with shorter wait times for the Nintendo booth and the Nindies Arcade during specified times. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and while supplies last. More details will be shared on https://my.nintendo.com/, so stay tuned.
For more information about Nintendo’s activities at PAX West, visit http://nintendo.com.
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