This weekend, the gaming world will have another showcase conference. This time the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will have its annual flagship event PAX Prime in the Great Northwest. Seattle, WA will be the home of the gaming scene for the next few days, as many industry players will be present and accounted for. Nintendo of America headquarters being located in Redmond, WA surely helps them to be present, and that is exactly what they will be.
“PAX Prime takes place in our backyard, so we like to pull out all the stops for fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
As has been shared previously, Nintendo will start out the weekend with the Nindies@Night event Thursday evening. There, participants will have the opportunity to go hands-on with several Wii U and 3DS Nindie titles.
Anyone arriving in Seattle early for PAX Prime might also want to check out the Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum. The free event is open to the public and starts at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27. Attendees can experience several activities, including announcements, playable Nindie games, food and drinks, giveaways and gaming competitions.
PAX Prime takes place from August 28-31, and there will be many great things for Nintendo fans to enjoy while in attendance. There will be games to play on the show floor, a fan Q&A, tournaments, contests, giveaways, and more.
Games scheduled to be playable on the show floor at the Washington State Convention Center Aug. 28-31 include Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Splatoon (which will include both the recently announced August update and TRANSFORMERS Splatfest content on Aug. 29) and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Attendees can also play Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for Nintendo 3DS (with guest stars Bowser and Donkey Kong) for the first time in public and check out a variety of upcoming amiibo figures.
Fans of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X game for the Wii U console will want to sit in on a panel discussion led by representatives from the Nintendo Treehouse. Attendees will get a look at concept art, learn the inspiration behind the game, check out new game play and participate in a fan Q&A session. The panel will take place on Aug. 29 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT in Wyvern Theater.
During the show, there will be several PAX-sponsored tournaments and fan gatherings featuring a variety of Nintendo 3DS games, including Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS,Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Attendees who want to participate in the fun should bring their Nintendo 3DS systems with them to the show.
Will you be among the fans making the trip to Seattle for this weekend’s festivities? What are the games that you are most looking forward to getting your hands on? There will be lots of fun to be had at PAX Prime, so if you will be in attendance, enjoy!
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!