PAX West starts next week in Seattle, WA and runs from August 31-September 3. If you are in the area and want to check out the fun, here are some of the games that developers will have on display.
Game Demos for DRAGON QUEST XI, KINGDOM HEARTS III, LIFE IS STRANGE 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider Available on the Show Floor
At Booth #2141 attendees will be able to play DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™, KINGDOM HEARTS III, LIFE IS STRANGE® 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, and THE QUIET MAN™
EXPANDING THE LIFE IS STRANGE UNIVERSE
Friday, August 31, 12:00 PM, Wyvern Theater
Join writer Christian Divine and key figures from the LIFE IS STRANGE 2 development team as they take you behind the scenes of their most ambitious game in the series to date. Discover how they apply the core concepts of the LIFE IS STRANGE franchise to bring the relatable characters and realistic environments in the LIFE IS STRANGE Universe to life. Learn how they tackle the challenges of telling a branching story of education and brotherhood within an evolving episodic narrative adventure.
LIFE IS STRANGE 2 FAN MEET UP PARTY with What’s Good Games
Friday, August 31 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Unicorn 1118 E. Pike Street
Relax at PAX with the team from What’s Good Games and developers from DONTNOD Entertainment to celebrate the upcoming launch of the first episode of LIFE IS STRANGE 2. Share your favorite moments from the series, enjoy refreshments and a chance to win games, SQUARE ENIX prizes and custom What’s Good Games items. For additional information about the event visit: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsGoodGames/.
JUST CAUSE 4 SHOWCASE
Saturday, September 1, 11:30 AM, Hydra Theater
Join key members of the JUST CAUSE 4™ development team – Avalanche Studios – as they talk exclusively about the next game in the hugely popular, multi-million selling JUST CAUSE series. Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4 takes the incredible destruction and unique physics the series is known for to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in JUST CAUSE 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grappling hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable, making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER – Uncovering the Hidden City of Paititi
Saturday, September 1, 4;30 PM, Wyvern Theater
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is filled with many surprises and secrets. Perhaps the biggest discovery Lara Croft® will make is the hidden city of Paititi, a civilization untouched by modern culture and the largest hub ever created in a Tomb Raider® game. Moderated by Andrea Rene, join the team behind Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. The panel will feature Dan Chayer-Bisson (Game Director), Mario Chabtini (Senior Producer), and Rich Briggs (Senior Brand Director).
Creator of the legendary DRAGON QUEST series, Yuji Horii, will also be attending and participating in photo sessions at the SQUARE ENIX booth on Saturday, September 1, at the following times:
- Session #1: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Session #2: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Session #3: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets will be distributed at the DRAGON QUEST area of the booth starting at 10:00 a.m. the day before each session and the day of each session. Lucky attendees who receive a ticket will have the chance to meet the famed creator and receive one photograph together.
Other activities at the SQUARE ENIX booth include:
- Win a Shadow of the Tomb Raider inspired custom Xbox One X console by participating in an Instagram Relic Hunt
- Have a chance to win early copies of DRAGON QUEST XI for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system by participating in a photo contest on site
- Check out members of the talented FINAL FANTASY® XV modding community as they create mods for FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION live on the show floor
- Participate in a photo booth featuring backgrounds from KINGDOM HEARTS III, DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA™ and STAR OCEAN®: ANAMNESIS™
- View the KINGDOM HEARTS III Toy Story Keyblade and Shooting Star Keyblade on display
Daily giveaways at the booth, while supplies last, include:
- JUST CAUSE 4 merchandise
- DRAGON QUEST XI t-shirts and double-sided posters
- KINGDOM HEARTS III PopSockets, each day at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY™ hand fans
- FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS® bags
- DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA and STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS buttons featuring the characters of the game
- THE QUIET MAN posters
Fans can compete in the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) Crystal Cup tournament, held at the Westin Seattle Hotel’s Pine Ballroom on September 1st & 2nd. Players who pre-register for the tournament will compete for a seat at this year’s FFTCG North American Championship. New players are invited to visit the SQUARE ENIX booth for lessons, while experienced players can participate in Gunslinger Challenges to earn Premium Foil FFTCG Cards! Chocobo™’s Crystal Hunt card game demos and tournaments will also be available at the booth’s merchandise section. More information, including how to pre-register for the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Crystal Cup tournament, is available at: fftradingcardgame.com.
Visitors to the Nintendo Booth Can Also Play the Latest and Greatest Indie Games on Nintendo Switch
The following games will be available at the Nintendo Booth No. #1939:
• Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Nintendo
• Super Mario Party from Nintendo
• Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! from Nintendo
• Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! from Nintendo
• Starlink: Battle for Atlas from Ubisoft
• DRAGON BALL FighterZ from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
• Diablo III: Eternal Collection from Blizzard Entertainment
• Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
• SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ from NIS America
A new Nindies Showcase will premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m. PT. The video presentation will highlight multiple unannounced indie games coming to Nintendo Switch. Watch the video live by visiting https://live.nintendo.com.
On Aug. 31, Nintendo will host a get-together for fans to meet Kit and Krysta from the “Nintendo Minute” online show and play Super Mario Party. At the event, fans will be some of the first to get hands-on time with the upcoming Nintendo Switch party game (launching on Oct. 5), as well as have an opportunity to be on an upcoming episode of “Nintendo Minute.” Nintendo will select 30 attendees to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Details about the time and location of the event will be shared in the coming days.
On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, fans that want to be Pokémon Trainers in real life can participate in a “Trainer Battle” scavenger hunt all around PAX West and nearby Seattle areas. The @NintendoAmerica Twitter account will tweet clues and/or photos of different locations where there will be two Nintendo street team members dressed as Pokémon Trainers, who fans can “battle” to receive a special item by answering a trivia question. The Pikachu and Eevee costume characters will also make a special appearance at the downtown Sheraton Seattle hotel on Saturday, Sept. 1. More details will be revealed soon.
Check back here for more details as we get them!