If you are planning on attending the Nintendo Live 2023 event, you may want to keep your eyes peeled because Nintendo is sending out Activity registration emails which will allow you to get Warp Pipe Passes. These passes allow you to reserve a slot for on-site activities (such as demos) and/or register for on-site tournaments. If you want to see all of the events, feel free to click here!
Nintendo Live 2023 is a new way to celebrate the games and worlds of Nintendo. The free event will feature a wide variety of different activities that attendees of all ages can participate in – even if you don’t have any gaming experience at all – with something for everyone around every corner.
Nintendo Live 2023 will be in a space featuring different areas themed to an assortment of Nintendo games with various experiences and activities. Some of these activities include:
Nintendo Switch gameplay: Nintendo Live 2023 will feature gameplay from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch games, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pikmin 4 and more. You can also put your Mario skills to the test and participate in the “Mario Dojo,” a fast and frantic challenge over three rounds of three different Mario games! There will even be a Nintendo Switch Online Classics Zone with classic games in an area that will make you feel like you stepped directly into the ’80s.
Meet & greets: Nintendo Live 2023 will definitely not be short on superstars. Characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Kirby and other familiar faces like Tom Nook, Isabelle, and K.K. Slider from the Animal Crossing games will be in attendance to meet and take photos with fans.
Memorable photo opportunities: Looking to capture some one-of-a-kind photos? Nintendo Live 2023 will feature photo opportunities galore! From a walkthrough of larger-than-life Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Pikmin 4 sculptures to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mural and an immersive experience inspired by an idyllic island getaway setting from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there will be plenty of places to snap a memorable pic and share it with friends and family on social media.
Live stage: In addition to the separate areas, Nintendo Live 2023 will feature a main stage where we expect to host live performances, including daily performances of music from the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda series and a showcase of other entertainment.
Gaming tournaments: While Nintendo Live 2023 will feature some high-level tournaments for attendees to participate in or attend as a spectator, there will also be additional tournaments for fans with a range of skill levels. Each day will feature a different competition:
Sept. 1: On the first day of Nintendo Live 2023, the Super Smash Bros. Squad Strike tournament will be open for fans ages 13+ who want to show off their versatile skills in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game.
Sept. 2: The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2023 Championships will be held on Sept. 2, with an on-site last-chance qualifier for those looking to race their way onto the big stage.
Sept. 3: On Sept. 3, the spotlight will be on the next generation of fighters with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo+me Exhibition 2023. Attendees 10-16 years of age can train up their amiibo fighters and take on other entrants and their amiibo fighters to see who will win.
Sept. 4: Closing out the event is the Splatoon 3 2023 Championships, featuring the top qualifying teams from the upcoming Splatoon 3 Championship Qualifiers 2023 coming up June 3-4 and June 10-11. Additional information about the tournaments can be found at this link.
Nintendo POP-UP STORE: If you travel to Nintendo Live 2023, don’t forget to leave room in your suitcase! At the event, you’ll be able to stop by the Nintendo POP-UP STORE to browse and purchase a wide variety of different merchandise.
Nintendo Live 2023 will take place from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT every day in Arch at 705 Pike at the Seattle Convention Center. To register for a chance to attend the event, visit this link.