One of the many companies who have not bailed on PAX East 2020 is Nintendo, who is bringing a special Animal Crossing: New Horizons exhibit. On Nintendo's demo stage at the event, attendees will have a chance to visit a Getaway Island, much like they got a tour of the Galor Region before Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield was released during PAX West. You can get photo opportunities with costumed characters and displays from the game, and snag a Tim Nook tote bag if you manage to play the game's demo at the event. Here's more details of what the company has in store for those attending.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just the beginning of what Nintendo has to offer at this year's show. Attendees can also visit Nintendo's booth in the main lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for playable demos of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Explore the Galar region's expansive Wild Area to catch and battle Pokémon, and interact with Pokémon in Pokémon Camp where making curry and relaxing with Pokémon is a great way to bond with your team. Players can even encounter giant Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles. For trying the demo, fans will receive a special postcard booklet featuring images from Galar, while supplies last. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players are encouraged to bring their own games and systems to the show to team up with others to potentially encounter special Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and receive a special Pokémon pin, while supplies last. Other fun activities include photos with the Pikachu costumed character, the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass and a guided demo of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.For those who aren't afraid of the spotlight, attendees may get invited onto Nintendo's stage to participate in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Max Raid Battles. Nintendo's stage will also feature the frightfully fun ghost-hunting action of Luigi's Mansion 3, including the game's competitive ScreamPark mode, a mini-game battle to determine the ultimate ghost-hunting team. Players can also try out the zany multiplayer game The Stretchers and work with a friend cooperatively to overcome the physics-based puzzles of each madcap mission.