PAX West: Nintendo’s Big Plans!

PAX West is sneaking up on us once again this year, arriving from September 2nd-5th at the Washington State Convention Center. As in previous years, Nintendo is bringing out the big guns to ensure that fans and new players alike will find much to enjoy among their offerings. It’s always a fun scene with Nintendo, and it looks like this year won’t be any different!

Nindies@Night: For the second year in a row, Nintendo will be bringing back the Nindies@Night event at the Seattle EMP Museum! We’ll put all the info on this in a separate post, so do check that out. This event will be held on September 1st and is open to the general public (you do not need a PAX badge to attend).

Indie Lounge: If you can’t make it to the Nindies@Night event, never fear! Just like last year, Nintendo will have their own separate Indie Lounge at PAX West for attendees. This can be found on the sixth floor of the convention center in Room 612. Developers will be there to answer questions about their games, give hands-on demos, and hand out free swag! The lounge house are noon until 9pm Friday-Sunday, and noon until 6pm on Monday.

Nintendo Booth: Nintendo’s booth proper will be in the South Hall (booth 2335 on the map), with a variety of games and products for attendees to check out.  There will be themed activities centered around Pokémon Sun & Moon, as well as playable YO-KAI WATCH 2 and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. As in previous years, amiibo will be on display—and this year, you’ll also catch a glimpse of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition that launches this November!

Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon Photo Experience: Check out this photo booth where fans can get photos taken with two legendary Pokémon and trainers! If you pre-order the new game, you’ll receive a collectible gift.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Developer Discussion: At 1:30pm in Hydra Theatre, the producer of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Square Enix) will host a game-focused discussion panel.


That’s a ton of Nintendo fun happening at PAX West this year. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do, so be sure to add some (or all!) of these offerings and events to your calendar for the convention!


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