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Nintendo has confirmed Nindies@Night and more for PAX West

Published: 13:52, 24 August 2017
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Nintendo is hosting the third Nindies@Night event at the Museum of Pop Culture during this year's Pax West. Super Mario Odyssey Fan Challenge will keep the visitors entertained. Up to 600 fans will be able to attend a live filming of a Nintendo Minute.

Pax West is set to start on 01 September in Seattle. Nintendo will be there and they'll bring a playable version of Super Mario Odyssey along. Fans will be able to take part in the Super Mario Odyssey Fan Challenge. The challenge will run every day of the show.

The challenge works like this: to receive a passport stamp, visitors will have to complete certain activities related to the game. Once the players have collected all stamps needed, they will receive a Super Mario Odyssey-themed gift, while supplies last.

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Fans at Pax West will also be the first members of the public to play competitive Nintendo Switch games like Rocket League and NBA 2K18. Nintendo has some fun activities planned including a live filming of Nintendo Minute focused on the Metroid: Samus Returns game, a Pokken Tournament DX Virtual Academy fan event and the return of Nindies@Night.

"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."

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First, Nintendo is bringing back the Nindies@Night event, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on 31 August at Museum of Pop Culture 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, there will be a livestream from the event, including deep dives with developers and a sneak peek at the gameplay.

The indie festivities will then continue in the Nindie Arcade at Pax West, where Nintendo is bringing the upcoming indie games to the convention center on the third floor in room 3B. The Nindie Arcade hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. on Monday. 

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Nintendo is also hosting a Pokken Tournament DX Virtual Academy fan event from 6 to 8 p.m. on 01 September at the Sheraton Hotel in the Willow ballroom. Visitors will have the chance to play the Pokken Tournament DX before it launches on 22 September. The event will include a tournament, as well as exhibition matches featuring professional video gamers and members of Nintendo’s Treehouse.

On Saturday, 02 September, up to 600 fans can attend a live filming of a Nintendo Minute segment that will be focused on the Metroid: Samus Returns. 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.

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Pax West attendees will be able to play competitive games such as Pokken 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 visitors will be able to play some of the new games headed to the system. 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 the  soon.

For more information about Nintendo’s activities at PAX West, please go .

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