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Nintendo Live 2023 starts September 1st in Seattle, and the tickets are free

Nintendo Live 2023 starts September 1st in Seattle, and the tickets are free


Nintendo’s free event runs from September 1st through September 4th, and to get access, you’ll either need to be really good at Mario Kart or score a one-day pass in a random drawing.

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Nintendo Live 2023 promotional image showing images of Mario Kart, Splatoon, and families playing games, with text showing the event location at the Seattle Convention Center and the dates: September 1st through September 4th.
Nintendo Live 2023 event poster.
Image: Nintendo

Nintendo’s next big live event will take place in Seattle this September, and today, the company revealed dates and more details about Nintendo Live 2023. The event will run from September 1st through September 4th at the Seattle Convention Center and is intended to be an all-ages celebration of Nintendo’s games, as just one of many gaming companies planning events this summer in the shadow of E3 2023’s cancellation.

Nintendo Live 2023 is going to be a free event, and there are two ways to get tickets. You can register in a randomly selected drawing on Nintendo’s website at some point between May 31st and June 22nd, where you could get a one-day pass for a group of up to six people.

Kids under the age of six don’t need their own ticket, but the person registering must be a US resident who is over 18 and has a Nintendo account. It’s taking place alongside the PAX West event but will require separate tickets.

However, if you’re attending PAX West, there’s a separate drawing you can enter to receive a free ticket, which will allow one person access to the Nintendo event. According to Nintendo’s FAQ, there’s no waitlist for tickets and walk-up tickets will not be available, so anyone hoping to attend will need to register via one of these drawings or maybe earn their way in via competitive tournaments playing Mario Kart 8 or Splatoon 3.

The site isn’t specific about what kind of spectacles attendees should expect or how it’ll top last year’s Animal Crossing + Splatoon live concert. Nintendo says it isn’t announcing any new products at the event but confirmed a live stage, photo ops with iconic characters, opportunities to play Switch games, and an on-site store with exclusive merchandise.