Nintendo might have declined to attend at the now-cancelled 2023 E3 event in June, but that hasn’t stopped it from holding its own convention-like experience in the US this year.
Nintendo Live, which was previously a Japan-only event and returned from a hiatus last year, is expanding this year to a new home of Seattle in September 2023.
The in-person event promises a celebration for all ages, with Nintendo game-inspired activities across a “large-scale themed area” and designed for both hardcore Nintendo fans and families. It’ll include playable Nintendo Switch games, live entertainment, tournaments and mascots to take photos with.
Announcing #NintendoLive 2023, an in-person event for fans of all ages that will take place in Seattle this September! Experience Nintendo Switch gameplay, live stage performances, tournaments, photo ops, and more.
“Fans of all ages can currently experience the unique games, characters and worlds of Nintendo on Nintendo Switch, but we want to expand that scope with a new experience,” said Nintendo of America Presidentm Doug Bowser in the press release. “With Nintendo Live 2023, we’re giving attendees a chance to celebrate together with family, friends and the broader Nintendo community in the spirit of fun and creating long-lasting memories.”
So far no concrete date, venue or ticketing details have been announced, and Nintendo hasn’t indicated that the event will feature any sort of new product or information or tie in with its wider marketing plans such as Nintendo Direct showcases – it definitely is skewing this more as a celebratory event for families.
Nintendo Live 2023 Seattle Features
Have a blast together with popular Nintendo Switch™ games. Play familiar favorites at your own pace, jump into friendly competitions together, or try something new to you!
Meet and snap a share-worthy picture with some of your favorite Nintendo characters, check out sculptures that faithfully bring in-game worlds to the real world, and other fun stuff.
Bring your energy and enjoy live stage performances, thrilling competitions, and more.
Cheer on top competitors as they go for the gold in high-level play.