Nintendo PAX East Lineup Includes Dark Souls, Donkey Kong

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Nintendo will be present at next week’s PAX East gaming convention in Boston, MA. The publisher is bringing many upcoming games for Nintendo Switch, some of which will be playable by the public for the first time. PAX East 2018 takes place April 5-8.

Games at the PAX East Nintendo booth include first party titles like Donkey Kong Country, third party games like Dark Souls: Remastered, and several indie games, which Nintendo insists on referring to as ‘Nindies.’

“We love being able to get fun games from Nintendo and our partners into the hands of some of our biggest fans,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. “PAX East gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the best new and upcoming games for Nintendo Switch.”

Here is the full lineup of Switch games at PAX East:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
  • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
  • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Indie games:

  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Dead Cells
  • The Messenger
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Runner3
  • West of Loathing
  • Pool Panic
  • Pode
  • Garage
  • Next Up Hero

Many of the indie games were featured in the recent Nindies Showcase that was streamed earlier this month.

Attendees can also compete in casual four v four Splatoon 2 matches, mini-game challenges in Super Mario Odyssey, and speed runs in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The Nintendo booth will also utilize a Fast Pass system using a My Nintendo QR code at the booth. Visitors can scan the code to select a specific game and time to jump ahead in line.

PAX East 2018 takes place next weekend, April 5-8, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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PUBG’s Brendan “PlayerUnkown” Greene Is Keynote Speaker at PAX East

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Penny Arcade and ReedPoP have announced the keynote speaker for PAX East 2018. Brendan Greene, aka PlayerUnknown, aka the director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, will give the opening keynote at PAX East. PAX East 2018 takes place April 5-8 in Boston, MA.

Greene’s meteoric rise began with developing an Arma 2 mod, DayZ, before moving to work on H1Z1. He continued to be inspired by the 2000 film Battle Royale, joining South Korean studio Bluehole in 2016 and releasing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds last year via Steam Early Access. It officially launched on PC last December, as well as in Early Access on Xbox One via Xbox Games Preview.

To date PUBG has sold over 35 million copies, and is the third highest-grossing game of all time on Steam.

“Brendan Greene’s story is a fascinating one, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is only the latest chapter,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “At four full days, this year’s PAX East 2018 is shaping up to be the biggest one yet, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the founder of the Battle Royale phenomenon kick off the festivities.”

Greene’s “Storytime” keynote speech will kick off the eighth annual PAX East convention. PAX events include panels from developers, publishers, streamers, and community members, an expo hall with game exhibitors, as well as concerts, free play areas, and tournaments. Read up on the full PAX East schedule.

This year marks the first time that PAX East will be expanded from three days to four, running Thursday to Sunday. PAX West in Seattle was expanded out for four days back in 2013.

PAX East 2018 will run April 5-8. Many panels and events will be livestreamed via the official PAX Twitch channel.