Nintendo Brings Games and Fun to PAX West in Seattle

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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As PAX West rapidly approaches, Nintendo has a lineup featuring RPGs,
indie games and lots of fun. The video game show, which runs Sept. 2-5
at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, gives fans a
chance to check out a variety of new and upcoming content on Nintendo
platforms for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo will have two
booths, one featuring activities with Pokémon
Sun
and Pokémon
Moon
, as well as playable games like Dragon
Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
and YO-KAI
WATCH 2
and another booth dedicated to our talented Nindie
partners showcasing awesome first playable experiences such as Punch
Club
(tiny Build Games), Runbow Pocket (13AM Games), Severed
(Drinkbox Studios) and World to the West (Rain Games).


“PAX West gives Nintendo a great opportunity to showcase both mainstream
and Nindie titles to a video game savvy audience,” said Doug Bowser,
Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“Having the show essentially in Nintendo’s backyard and getting a chance
to connect with our fans makes it all the more special for us.”

Some of the highlights Nintendo is planning for PAX West include:

  • Nindies@Night: For the second year, Nintendo will kick off its
    PAX West activities with an event at the EMP Museum in Seattle. The
    event is free and open to the public and will give people a chance to
    sample both first playable and anticipated video games from our Nindie
    community. Playable games include Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ
    Games), Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games), Shantae
    Half-Genie Hero
    (WayForward/XSEED), Severed (Drinkbox
    Studios), World to the West (Rain Games), FAST Racing NEO –
    NEO Future Pack
    (Shin’en) and SteamWorld Heist (Image &
    Form) for the Wii
    U
    console, and Runbow Pocket (13AM Games), Punch Club
    (tiny Build Games), Severed (Drinkbox Studios), Azure
    Striker GUNVOLT 2
    (INTI CREATES), Noitu Love: Devolution
    (MP2 Games) and Gurumin: A Monsterous Adventure (Mastiff) for
    the Nintendo
    3DS
    family of systems. Attendees will also have the chance to snag
    some giveaways and prizes, while supplies last. Additionally, all
    attendees will have access to EMP’s Indie Game Revolution exhibit,
    which includes newly installed titles from the Nintendo independent
    community. The Nindies@Night event takes place 8 p.m.-midnight on
    Sept. 1 at the EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N in Seattle.
  • Indie Lounge at PAX West: For anyone who wasn’t able to make it
    to the Nindies@Night event, we are bringing the same playable Nindie
    content to PAX West in the convention center on the sixth floor in
    Room 612. Developers will be there to demonstrate their games and
    answer questions, and giveaway free swag. Indie Lounge hours are
    noon-9 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. on Monday.
  • Nintendo’s Booth: PAX West attendees can swing by the Nintendo
    booth (South Hall, Booth No. 2335) to check out a variety of fun games
    and products. In addition to a number of fun activities themed to Pokémon
    Sun
    and Pokémon Moon, Nintendo plans to have playable
    versions of the Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten
    Past
    and YO-KAI WATCH 2 games on hand. Additionally,
    visitors can check out cool displays of amiibo figures and the Nintendo
    Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
    hardware, which launches
    Nov. 11.
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Photo Experience:
    A photo booth will be set up at the Nintendo booth for fans to take
    some fun photos with two legendary Pokémon and Pokémon trainers.
    Additionally, fans who pre-order Pokémon Sun and Pokémon
    Moon
    onsite will receive a collectable gift.
  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
    Developer Discussion:
    The producer of Dragon Quest VII:
    Fragments of the Forgotten Past
    from Square Enix will host a
    game-focused developer discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Hydra
    Theater.

For more information about Nintendo’s presence at PAX West, visit http://www.nintendo.com/.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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