PAX West 2023: Initial Line-up of Exhibitors Announced

Incl. Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and Innersloth

ReedPop and Penny Arcade, the team behind PAX West 2023, has shared their preliminary list of exhibitors for this year’s festivities. The event is set to take place from 1-4 September 2023 inclusive at the Seattle Convention Centre, and hopes to welcome gaming enthusiasts from not only across North America, but the whole globe.

Notable exhibitors will include gaming giants such as Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and Innersloth, the developers of the popular game Among Us. These and other publishers are set to provide attendees with hands-on access to some of their most eagerly awaited and currently popular releases. Other publishers confirmed to be in attendance include Devolver Digital, NIS America, PLAYISM, and XSEED Games – who will occupy an expanded portion of the expo hall, courtesy of the recent addition of the Summit building to the Seattle Convention Center.

In addition to the show floor, attendees can expect to experience a variety of live entertainment and informative panels across the four day event. hese panels will discuss a range of subjects, from light-hearted explorations of beloved gaming universes like Kingdom Hearts and Zelda to crucial issues within the gaming industry. Panelests will include developers, mainstream game journalists, content creators and more.

In the original Arch Building of the Seattle Convention Center, Nintendo Live will host a separately-ticketed event. This event promises a diverse selection of hands-on gameplay, live performances, exclusive merchandise, tournaments, and more.

eSports will also have a presence throughout the event, with PAX West 2023 set to be home to a weekend of eSports competitions. Offerings will include an Among Us tournament, a part of Stream Stars. PAX West 2023 also promises to spotlight the creativity of the gaming community with the PAX Together activations spread throughout the event. Attendees will also have ample opportunity for social gaming in the tabletop, handheld, and console free play areas, along with a Bring Your Own Computer section.

Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX, Penny Arcade, and Child’s Play, expressed his excitement about the upcoming event:

PAX West is where it all began, so I’ll always have a special heart for this one. Plus, it’s about fifteen minutes from my house. It’s gone by many names – PAX Prime, even just plain old PAX at first. It’s been in many places, sometimes even multiple places at once. But we’ve put together a strong one this year and I can’t wait for you to see it.

Four-day PAX West 2023 badges are now available for $260.00 USD, while individual day passes are also available for $71.00 USD each. A preliminary schedule of all four days can be found HERE.

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