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Nintendo Heads to PAX East with New Games and to Crown the Nintendo Switch Tournament Champions

March 12, 2019
The final events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 both take place on March 30 at the PAX Arena. Fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. (Graphic: Business Wire)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2019--Nintendo is headed to PAX East in Boston this year from March 28 to March 31 with a large assortment of games, events and activities for fans, headlined by the finals of the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019.

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The final events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 both take place on March 30 at the PAX Arena. Fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The final events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 both take place on March 30 at the PAX Arena. Fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Both tournaments have hosted online qualifiers throughout the past couple of months, all leading to these epic showdowns that promise to offer a showcase of smashes and splats. The tournaments will also be livestreamed at https://events.nintendo.com/, so anyone that can’t make it to PAX East will still be able to watch and cheer on their favorite competitors.

PAX East attendees who visit Nintendo’s booths will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with upcoming Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi’s Crafted World, which launches on March 29 during PAX East weekend, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX, Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from 505 Games, as well as a wide variety of anticipated indie games.

“PAX East will be really exciting this year. Not only will we have new games for fans to try, but it will also be the culmination of our Nintendo Switch tournaments across North America,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “From the thousands of competitors who began the journey, our finalists rose to the top and are ready to put the skills to the test for everyone in person and watching online.”

In addition to fun playable games, Nintendo’s booth will also feature a memorable photo opportunity inspired by Yoshi’s Crafted World and mini-challenge competitions in the Yoshi’s Crafted World and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate games for the Nintendo Switch system. Fans that participate in these challenges can receive some fun branded prizes, while supplies last.

The list of playable Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear in Nintendo’s booths include:

  • Booth 18055
    • Yoshi’s Crafted World
    • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX
    • A selection of anticipated indie games
  • Booth 20061

PAX East runs from March 28 to March 31 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210. The two Nintendo Switch tournament finals will take place on March 30 in the convention center’s PAX Arena. For more information about PAX East, visit http://east.paxsite.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

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 Nintendo Switch ™ system and the Nintendo 3DS ™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System ™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy ™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS ™ family of systems, Super NES ™, Nintendo 64 ™, Nintendo GameCube ™, Wii ™ and Wii U ™ 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 Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

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