In October, the three-day game expo, PAX Aus, will return for its 10th year in Australia.
“PAX Aus has always been the ultimate celebration for the gaming community, and reaching the 10-year milestone in Australia is a testament to our ever-growing passion for interactive entertainment,” stated a PAX representative.
Nintendo, is set to make a comeback to PAX Aus, with the live finals of Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AU/NZ Championship 2023 at the PAX Arena. Teams hoping to secure their spot can check the qualifying details on Nintendo Australia’s official website.
Bethesda, another stalwart of the gaming world, is also making its much-anticipated return for the 10th anniversary of PAX Aus. “We have something truly special lined up for our fans, so keep a close eye on our social channels,” teased a Bethesda spokesperson.
The expo floor, a focal point for attendees, sees long-standing partners such as Devolver Digital, Audio-Technica, ASUS ROG, Aftershock PC, Cooler Master, HTC VIVE, Corsair, MSI, and Crunchyroll are preparing to unveil their latest offerings.
Debuting at PAX Aus this year are the likes of NetEase Games, known for their diverse range of titles. Ukiyo Studios is set to introduce a plethora of international indie games and PikPok Games from Aotearoa New Zealand will provide an exclusive demo of Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days.
A Spotlight on Indies
PAX Rising, a dedicated section for indie developers, is back with a promise to showcase the crests of Australian independent game development. The segment will feature the top 10 winners from the PAX Aus Indie Showcase in both digital and tabletop categories.
“If the excitement from the expo floor doesn’t exhaust you, we’ve got a myriad of other events to keep the adrenaline pumping,” commented the PAX spokesperson, hinting at a series of panels, tournaments, and the ever-popular cosplay championships.
Three-day badges have already sold out and Saturday badges are at 70 per cent capacity – PAX advises fans to secure their spot soon.