Nintendo Reveals PAX West 2019 Lineup Featuring Dragon Quest XI S, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and More

Nintendo announced that the company will be at PAX West from August 30 to September 2 and will have a slew of games and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Highlights of Nintendo’s packed presence at this year’s show include the following:

  • A booth full of playable Nintendo Switch games, including new and unreleased games like Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • A panel and signing opportunity featuring developers from the upcoming game Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, which features Hero, the latest addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass
  • A Pokémon tourism booth promoting the Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • A fun scavenger hunt based on The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening with some legendary pins as the prize
  • The return of the Warp Pipe Pass from E3, which reduces the wait time to play Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Needless to say, Nintendo’s booth is going to have a little something for everyone, and the company is excited for being a part of the show: “PAX is one of our favorite events to attend, since we get to bring upcoming games and experiences directly to our fans,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have a robust lineup of new, high-quality games coming to Nintendo Switch throughout 2019. Our booth at PAX West is a great opportunity for fans to try out just a taste of some of these incredible games before they launch later this year.”

What’s the full lineup of games, you ask? Below, we have the full list of playable Nintendo Switch games at the booth:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • Daemon X Machina
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition
  • Minecraft Dungeons

If you’d like to know more about Nintendo’s special PAX West activities, read the following info:

Warp Pipe Pass Details

Registered PAX West attendees will have the opportunity to reserve a free Warp Pipe Pass to use at the Nintendo Booth and gain priority access in line to demo the Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Also important to note, starting on August 28 at 5 p.m. PT, visitors can sign in with their Nintendo Account at Nintendo’s Experience page to reserve a Warp Pipe Pass, while supplies last.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Developer Panel

On Saturday, August 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PT in the Raven Theatre at the Hyatt Regency, the developers of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will host a panel called DRAGON QUEST® Then & Now – Echoes Through the Ages. The panel will give a behind-the-scenes look at how developers, both established and newer, maintain series roots while catering to present-day RPG enthusiasts in creating modern-day classics like Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. The panel will be livestreamed on Twitch via PAX’s Twitch channel starting at 10:30 a.m. PT. There will also be a first-come, first-served opportunity later in the day for guests to meet the developers and have a custom art card, favorite Slime toy or other memorabilia signed. For me, I’m hoping to get my copy of Dragon Quest VIII and Dragon Quest XI signed.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield “Galar Visitors Center”

Leading up to the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games on November 15, a Galar region tourism center will be popping up at locations across the country, including its kick off at PAX West. The “Galar Visitors Center” will be located at Booth No. 1921, adjacent to the main Nintendo booth in the Washington State Convention Center, from August 30 to September 2. At the center, fans can learn about the Galar region, take their Galar region passport photo, and receive one-of-a-kind items, like Galar travel brochures and postcards, while supplies last.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Scavenger Hunt

Those interested in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be able to take part in an on-site scavenger hunt based on the upcoming game. More details will be revealed on the Nintendo of America Twitter account during PAX West, so participants need to make sure they follow along to receive further instruction. Finishing the scavenger hunt (and completing all of its challenges) will earn participants a one-of-a-kind pin collection inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, while supplies last.

Nintendo Main Booth Info

Nintendo’s main booth (No. 1939) will be located in the Washington State Convention Center. In addition to many playable games, visitors will be able to take memorable photos, including ones with a Luigi statue, complete with his upgraded Poltergust G-00, as well as a beautifully handcrafted set of dioramas based on key locations in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. All three colors of the new Nintendo Switch Lite system, which launches in stores on Sept. 20, will be on display at the booth for photos.

Attendees who are My Nintendo members can check in at the Nintendo booth with their My Nintendo QR Code* pattern to receive a Luigi’s Mansion 3 collectible lapel pin, while supplies last. For more information about the My Nintendo rewards program, and how to check in, visit Nintendo’s News page.


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