Nintendo’s annual Japanese fan convention is returning for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing attendees to go hands-on with Switch games, participate in tournaments for games like Splatoon 3, and enjoy live concerts. get a chance.
According to the official site (opens in new tab) (via ResetEra (opens in new tab)), Nintendo Live 2022 will be held on October 8th and 9th. As a COVID precaution, potential attendees will have to apply through a lottery system, and Nintendo has warned that the event could be canceled if the Japanese government’s health and safety guidance changes.
The current program includes tournaments for Splatoon 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Nintendo Switch Sports, more informal challenges in games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Maker 2, and a concert featuring music from Splatoon 3 and Animal Crossing. : New Horizons.
Japanese comedy duo Yoviko will also host a stage event focused on Nintendo Switch sports. (Uber-nerds may recognize half of Yoviko, Shinya Arino, as the star of the retro game challenge show, Game Center CX.)
The first Nintendo Live event was held in 2018, and the event returned in 2019. In those older iterations, the show floor included fan art displays, booths with playable games, photo opportunities with Nintendo mascots, a merchant store, and museum exhibits. The history of series like Pokemon.
A live look at Nintendo Live 2019 was provided for English-speaking audiences as part of NOA’s Nintendo Minute series.
If anything is going to sell you on Nintendo Live, it’s probably the concert — and, again, NOA has a translated video of the 2019 live show available for your enjoyment. Holographic Pearl and KK Slider opening for Marina backed by an extremely enthusiastic group of live musicians.
there are plenty of upcoming switch games to be excited about.