Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing booth for PAX East

Some good news for both PAX East 2020 attendees and Animal Crossing fans.

On Twitter, Nintendo confirmed their presence at PAX East 2020 and touched upon their booth theme which will be based around Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The booth will also offer the first hands-on demo of Animal Crossing: New Horizons ahead of the game’s launch!

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing booth for PAX East

Nintendo confirms Animal Crossing booth at PAX East
Nintendo will have an Animal Crossing: New Horizons booth at PAX East with an exclusive hands-on demo of the game! 
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In an official announcement tweeted out by Nintendo of America, it’s been confirmed that Nintendo will be present at PAX East this year as planned. The news comes as a relief to many given that companies like Sony and Square Enix have cancelled their PAX East plans due to concerns over novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

It’s exciting to hear that Nintendo is not following suit and will be attending PAX East in full.

The official booth theme for Nintendo this year? Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The theme shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as PAX East is only a few short weeks ahead of the game’s official release on March 20. According to information provided by Nintendo, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons booth will offer a “full-scale immersive experience” for fans to explore and take pictures in.

Oh, it’ll also have the first hands-on demo of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Because of this, we expect the Nintendo booth to be one of the most popular spots on the PAX East show floor as fans flock to take pictures with Isabelle and catch an early glimpse of Animal Crossing: New Horizons gameplay. As an added incentive for gamers to play the demo, participants will be given a cute Tom Nook tote bag once their demo time is up (while supplies last).

Uninterested in waiting in exorbitantly long lines to demo Animal Crossing: New Horizons but want to scoop up some gear? Nintendo will have a shop with Animal Crossing: New Horizons merch that should have a line that – while long – should be a bit more manageable than the one for the game demo.

PAX East begins on February 27 and will run through the weekend, ending at the end of the day on Sunday, March 1. With four full days of fun, we highly recommend attendees drop by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons booth at some point during their PAX East time to see what will undoubtedly become one of the top games of 2020.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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