Nintendo has announced their plans for PAX West 2022, which will be taking place from Sept. 2nd to Sept. 5th, 2022. Splatoon 3 will have a big presence at the event, with a Turf War demo set to be available alongside a Splatoon 3 themed booth for real-life photo opportunities. In addition, a tournament for Splatoon 3, as well as ones for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, will also be held. Check out all the details from the press release below.
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 25, 2022 – In the upcoming Splatoon 3 game, which launches for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 9, the breathtaking rocks of the new Scorch Gorge stage rise up like chimneys. They’ll also be appearing as backdrops within the Nintendo booth at this year’s PAX West, which is being transformed into scenes inspired by the sun-scorched Splatlands from Splatoon 3. The Nintendo Splatoon 3 booth at PAX West in Seattle on Sept. 2-5 will provide the perfect environment for in-game splatting … and real-life photo opportunities!
PAX West attendees eager to jump into the world of Splatoon 3 will also have a chance to play a demo of multiplayer Turf War battles before the full game launches. Multiple teams of four will compete to ink the most turf on the map within three minutes. Both newcomers and Splatoon series veterans are invited to give the game a try! A free Warp Pipe Pass is required to play Splatoon 3 at the Nintendo Booth, and starting today, fans can register for the chance to reserve a free Warp Pipe Pass.* Registration is now open at https://experience.nintendo.com and ends Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
This year’s PAX West will also be a treat for competitive players, as well as those who enjoy the thrill of watching friendly rivals battle it out. The top finishers from this summer’s Splatoon 2 Inkopolis Showdown 2022 tournament have been invited to Seattle to compete in North America’s first-ever Splatoon 3 invitational on Sept. 5 in the PAX Arena. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2022 invitational will also be held at PAX West on Sept 5. Twelve top racers from this summer’s Mario Kart North American Open July 2022 tournament will compete to decide the fastest racer. Both tournaments will be livestreamed via Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
Additionally, PAX West’s Almost Pro open tournament, taking place Sept. 2-4, will showcase the next stop on the Panda Cup featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The winner of this open tournament will be invited to compete in the Panda Cup Finale in December!