If we've learnt one or a few things about trade shows and fan events in gaming post-pandemic, it's that anything and everything
can change at the last minute.
Still, the PAX Aus
team has sent through its updated release on everything to expect at the event, with Nintendo
to have a particularly large presence, which is a new tilt for The Big N even.
Here's the official word on things:
Gaming icon, SEGA will be attending PAX Aus this year with a booth showcasing Sonic Superstars and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Melbourne-based Ukiyo Studios will be presenting "SEA What I Made! (SWIM)", the largest Southeast Asian indie games delegation of its kind to grace Australian shores. A total of 15 titles from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines will feature a variety of game genres from turn-based RPGs to Southeast Asian-inspired Diablo-likes and even restaurant management sims.
And for tabletop fans, Star Wars™: Unlimited will be demo-ed for the first time in Australia at PAX Aus.
Two icons of the tabletop world will also be at PAX Aus - Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Attendees will be able to learn to play Dungeons & Dragons with their friendly Dungeon Masters waiting to guide you on a quest. From there, visit the D&D Superstore where you will be able to find everything you need and want from sourcebooks to minis to collectibles and more. For Magic: The Gathering fans and noobs you can learn to play and get lost in the Wilds of Eldraine with fantastical creatures, unbelievable settings and beloved characters with a unique twist.
Pack your Senzu Beans and Devil Fruit, because the tabletop major moments don’t stop there with Dragon Ball Z and One Piece showcasing their games and hosting tourneys at the event. Compete for glory in the Dragon Ball Super Regionals and One Piece Card Game Tournament, pick up a free demo deck (while stock lasts), as well as try your hand at the new Dragon Ball Super Fusion World card game.
Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Shadowverse and Final Fantasy Trading Card Game will also be showcased at PAX Aus and Asmodee, yes, them of Exploding Kittens, CATAN, Ticket to Ride, Dobble/Spot It and so many more legendary games fame will be bringing their latest and greatest games.
What’s October without a jumpscare? Five Nights at Freddy’s will be activating the world of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza where Freddy and the gang are dying to meet you – step into the scene and see if you can survive five nights?
While on the topic of bears, what about bears, in space?! Hear from Broadside Games as they discuss how they went from working a day job and developing games on the side to focusing on a game full-time!
The team behind the upcoming action-packed game, Bears In Space, tell all at PAX Aus! And lastly, tabletop legends Phil Walker-Harding (Sushi Go, Bear Park, Imhotep) and Matt Dunstan (Fairy Tile, Relic Runners) will also be on the floor at PAX Aus, with Walker-Harding demonstrating his game, Spellbook, and Dunstan showcasing a new game, to be revealed for the first time at PAX Aus.
The Ninteno presence features a Splatoon competitive tournament for ANZ
as well as the first opportunity for punters to get their hands on Super Mario Bros. Wonder
, which is due to drop on 20th of October for Nintendo Switch
The release we received also that all 3-day passes are now gone, but that single-day badges can still be claimed. Click here for details on how to get them
PAX Aus takes place in Melbourne from October 6-8.